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January 29, 2009

Silicone, Silicone Gels, and Silicone Breast Augmentation

Posted by Dr. Perry in Breast Augmentation, Plastic Surgery

The only silicone breast implants that are available now for implant are either solid or gels. Most women prefer a (cohesive) gel silicone implant for their breast augmentation and most men prefer a solid silicone implant for their pectoralis muscle augmentation. The only silicone gels now available in the Unites States are cohesive gels – soft, mobile yet even if the outer protective shell of the implant breaks (and it can over time from oxidation) – the inner gel will stay together until removed by your plastic surgeon.

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