Are breast implants different from butt implants?

16 November 2018 / / Blog

Implants are a very good solution to enhance your breast or butt volume. As the demand for these types of procedures are increasing, the medical industry is developing different sorts of solutions for each type of augmentation in order for us to look better and more natural.

When we deal with butt or breast implants, many people tend to ask the same question: are they different? Well, if both of them have the same purpose, they are a bit different when it comes to composition. While breast implants need to be a bit softer, butt implants need to handle more pressure, so it is normal for them to be harder. Breast implants basically need to fade and conform to the tissue surrounding them. On the other hand, butt implants usually need to be firmer than the tissue that surrounds them.

Breast implants

Breast implants can be either round or anatomic when deciding the shape that will result after the augmentation. You can also choose moderate or high profiles ones according to your desire. There are two types of breast implants and they can be distinguished according to their composition. Till recently a third type of implant called composite filler implants were used, but was banned after studies showed that the solution used was dangerous for the body in case of rupture.

An implant is made of an elastomer bag that is filled with either silicone or saline solution. In general when we speak about breast implants types, they are either saline or silicone implants. According to the desired result, either saline or silicone will be used for the procedure. Here is what you need to know about them:

● Saline implants

Saline implants are safer in case of rupture, but they do rupture a bit more often and earlier than silicone ones. As the elastomer bag is filled with only saline solution, it cannot affect your health condition. Another main advantage is that they usually require smaller incisions. Basically, a saline implant is not pre-filled. The surgeon can add the saline solution inside after it is inserted.

● Silicone gel implants

Choosing silicone gel implants will guaranty longer lifetime. Rupture occurs very rarely, but in case of any damage to the implant, you must immediately see a doctor. The solution used to fill them is safe for your body but it can lead to complications like chronic pain and capsular contracture. Also they require a larger incision, as the silicone implants are already filled and manufactured in different sizes.

Butt implants

Unlike breast implants, butt implants are not capsules filled with a gel or solution, but they are pieces of silicone. They are of a more thick consistency and can practically never rupture. As a patient is more likely to put pressure on buttocks than on the breasts, developers had to change the method to manufacture them. There are usually four types of implants, and they are separated by size and shape. The incision is between 5 and 8 centimeters. Unlike breast implants, butt implants will not require a replacement, and they are considered lifetime implants.


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