What Are Your Options for Breast Implants?

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures in the United States. Many women want to enhance the size and/or shape of their breasts, but no two women have the same cosmetic goals. When you are considering breast implants, factors like the material used and size of the implant can be customized to give you the perfect breast implants.

Types of Breast Implants

Saline implants are filled with sterile salt water and are often chosen because they can be adjusted after surgery.

Silicone implants contain a cohesive silicone gel that closely mimics the feel of natural breast tissue.


Breast implants come in a wide variety of sizes, so it is easy to customize how large of an enhancement you want. Your doctor may make recommendations for the size of your implants since too large of implants can be dangerous or look unnatural, especially on women with petite body types.?

Breast Implant Recovery

Recovery time after a breast augmentation with implants does not vary based on the type of implants you receive. Most patients fully recover within 4-6 weeks but after one week, most of the swelling and bruising will have significantly improved. The main factor that can affect healing and recovery time is whether your implants are placed above or below the chest muscles. Both techniques have their pros and cons, and your doctor can also discuss this with you at your consultation.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are interested in breast augmentation to enhance your breasts and achieve your cosmetic goals, schedule a consultation at North Valley Cosmetic Surgery. Our cosmetic surgeons specialize in a variety of breast procedures, including breast implant removal and revision.


What are breast implants, and how do they work?

Breast implants are medical devices designed to enhance the size and shape of a person’s breasts. They are typically filled with either saline solution or silicone gel. The surgeon places the implants either under the chest muscles or behind the breast tissue to achieve the desired look.

Are breast implants safe?

Breast implants have been extensively studied, and they are generally considered safe. However, like any medical procedure, there are risks involved. These risks may include infection, bleeding, changes in nipple sensation, or implant rupture. It’s crucial to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon who can provide detailed information on the safety and potential risks associated with breast implants.

How long do breast implants last?

Breast implants are not considered lifetime devices. While they can last for many years, they may need to be replaced or removed at some point due to factors such as age, changes in breast appearance, or complications. The lifespan of an implant can vary from person to person.