4 Pages

Breast augmentation

There are many options in terms of the type of implant, the type of access and the position in the chest wall that it occupies.

Types of implants Material • Silicone. Early silicone gels were liquid in nature, but currently favoured implants

have a cohesive gel that is thicker and does not flow. It can be preformed in an anatomical shape and is supposed to have a smaller risk of leakage but does require a longer incision.