Breast augmentation is more popular than ever in Cape Town. Here are the pros and cons of breast augmentation in the 21st century

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Types Of Breast Implants

Saline breast implants

TThese are filled with sterile salt water. should the implant shell leak, The implant will collapse, the saline will be absorbed and naturally expelled by the body.

Structured saline breast implants

Structured implants are filled with sterile salt water, and contain an inner structure which aims to make the implant feel more natural.

Silicone breast implants

These implants are filled with silicone gel. The gel feels more natural like breast tissue. Should the implant leaks, the gel may remain within the implant shell, or may escape into the breast implant pocket. This type of implant should it leak will not collapse. You may need to visit your plastic surgeon regularly to make sure the implants are functioning properly.

Gummy bear breast implants

Form-stable implants are sometimes referred to as gummy bear breast implants because they maintain their shape even when the implant shell is broken. It is thicker and firmer than traditional silicone gel implants.
If a shaped implant rotates, it may lead to an unusual appearance of the breast that requires a separate procedure to correct.

Round breast implants

Round breast implants will make breasts appear fuller than form-stable implants. Round implants are the same shape all over, there is less concern about them rotating out of place.

Smooth breast implants

Smooth breast implants has a softest feeling. It can move with the breast implant pocket this gives it a more natural movement.

Smooth implants may have some palpable or visible rippling under the skin.

Textured breast implants

Textured breast implants develop scar tissue to stick to the implant, making them less likely to move around inside of the breast and become re-positioned.

Here are some of Cape Towns Breast Augmentation surgeons:

  • Dr Nerina
  • Dr Rory Dower
  • Dr Nick Kairinos
  • Dr Paul J Skoll
  • Dr Gideon Maresky 
  • Dr. Lionel Jedeikin & Associates and
  • Panorama Plastic Surgery Clinic

Whether you choose saline or silicone implants, it is important for you to monitor your breast implants and follow-up with your plastic surgeon for appropriate checkups.