About Your Breast Implants
Considering Your Breast Implant Options
• Volume Options: The Collection from Allergan features a full variety of widths and volumes. The size and volumethat’s right for you is based on existing breast tissue, your body type and frame. The question of size is NOT just about picking a specific volume of breast implant. Our Breast surgeon will help you pick a diameter and projection of implant that fits your needs. For example, Allergan gel-filled breast implants come in four different profiles, or projections: Moderate, Moderate-Plus, High, and Extra-High. Only Allergan breast implants are available with an Extra-High profile option. The Allergan Style 15 implant is the most common implant used in breast augmentation. The profile of the implant is an important factor in how far out your breasts will “project” after your augmentation. And each choice has a different volume.
See the Allergan’s collection gel-filled breast implant examples
and notice how each one can deliver
a distinctly different profile
• Shell Options: There are two shell options available, textured or smooth. Our Breast surgeon can determine which option is best for you based on their technique and the shape of the breast implant that best fits your personal profile goal.
• Filler Options: Women in the UK currently have two distinct filler options approved by the FDA. The FDA has approved both saline and silicone gel-filled breast implants after determining that each are safe and effective options for women undergoing breast aesthetic surgery, breast reconstructive surgery or revision surgery. Ultimately, it is up to you, along with your surgeon, to decide what breast implant option will provide the look and outcome you desire from surgery.
A further look at the Safety of Breast Silicone Gel-Filled Implants
Like many other medical devices on the market today, silicone gel-filled breast implants have evolved substantially over the last two decades. Today’s Allergan silicone gel-filled breast implants have an advanced technology and enhanced safety profile thanks to several refinements in product design and manufacturing. The most significant advancements available today include a more cohesive silicone gel and a thicker, yet supple shell with an additional barrier layer that is distinct from earlier breast implant devices.
Thanks to these key advancements in design Allergan silicone gel-filled breast implants feel more like natural breast tissue.