A breast implant is a prosthesis used to enlarge the size of a woman's breasts (known as breast augmentation) for cosmetic reasons, to reconstruct the breast. Breast augmentation is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgical procedure in the world.
There are two primary types of breast implants: saline filled and silicone gel filled implants. Saline implants have a silicone elastomer shell filled with sterile saline liquid. Silicone gel implants have a silicone shell filled with a viscous silicone gel.
Breast Saline Implants
Saline-filled breast implants were first manufactured in France in 1964,
Saline-filled implants are the most common implant used in the United States due to restrictions on silicone implants, but are rarely used in other countries. Good to excellent results may be obtained, but as compared to silicone gel implants, saline implants are more likely to cause cosmetic problems such as rippling, wrinkling, and be noticeable to the eye or the touch. Particularly for women with very little breast tissue, or for post-mastectomy reconstruction, plastic surgeons believe that silicone gel implants are the superior device. In patients with more breast tissue, however, saline implants can look very similar to silicone gel.
Breast Silicone gel Implants
Evaluation of "gummy bear" or solid, high-cohesive, form-stable implants is in preliminary stages in the United States but these implants have been used longer in other countries. Plastic surgeons believe that the greater gel cohesion in these implants is likely to significantly reduce the possibility of silicone migration. Early reports of these devices have shown significant improvements in safety and efficacy, over the older implants.
As our cost for this Procedure is much lower in France, it is possible to offer our services at much lower rates than those normally found in Great Britain.