Deciding between Breast Implants

If you are looking to enhance the look and feel of your chest, then perhaps you might have considered breast augmentation. If you have looked through the options and decided to go for breast implants, well there is a chance that you may be unsure as to which types of implants to choose from. There are 3 kinds that Dr. Gartner provides: Silicone, Saline, and the Ideal Breast Implant. Each of these breast implants is available, and yet they each retain important differences.

Note: Before deciding on any of these, it is best to consult Dr. Gartner as to what would be most appropriate for your body’s health.


Silicone is a popular material for breast augmentation and comes with various features. It is a plastic gel polymer made from silicon and oxygen. The implant is a silicone gel filled inside of a silicone shell. It has a very natural feel due to both the gel and the outer shell’s flexibility. Although Silicone is FDA approved for safety, it is not approved if it ruptures inside of the body, where toxic chemicals can infect. That is why we recommend regular check-ups to make sure that they are intact. The first check-up is the first 3 years after surgery, and then every two years after that. This option is also available for a breast augmentation & lift combo.


Saline implants also feature silicone shells but are instead filled with sterile salt water. Unfortunately, saline implants do not feel as natural as silicone implants. The implant tends to fold and feel more like a water balloon rather than a real breast. However, it is far a safer alternative to silicone, since saline is simply a salt water mixture, and cannot harm you if the implant ruptures. This option is also available for a breast augmentation & lift combo.


If you are looking for the best of both worlds, then perhaps the Ideal Breast Implant can suffice. This newly released type of implant is as safe as the saline, but as natural feeling as the silicone. It is merely a saline breast implant, but with multiple shell chambers that allow it to feel as flexible as silicone. Rather than having a water balloon type of motion, the Ideal breast implant will give both the natural texture and proper peace of mind.

Please be sure to check out our surgery price catalog, as well as to contact Dr. Gartner with any health or cosmetic concerns.


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