Breast Augmentation FAQs

Breast Augmentation FAQ's


Size, Shape, Implant Placement

Silicone, Gummy Bear & Saline Implants

What are the implants made of?

Silicone Implants

Silicone breast implants are made with a silicone outer shell and come pre-filled with silicone gel. The gel feels closer to natural breast tissue than saline.

Saline Implants
Gummy Bear Implants
Ideal Implant

Possible Complications

Capsular Contracture

What is capsular contracture?

When any foreign body is placed under tissue the human body defends itself by walling it off. This involves forming a capsule around the foreign body. The same is true for breast implants. All women form capsules around breast implants. The problem is, some people form very thick and hard capsules. In rare cases, this can distort the implant and even make it painful. It can occur months or even years after the implants have been placed. Capsular contracture can occur on one or both sides.

What is the likelihood that I will get capsular contracture?
How can I prevent capsular contracture?

Recovery & Long Term Outcome