Breast Implants Overview

By RealSelf
Breast Implants are used in breast augmentation (also, augmentation mammoplasty). Breast implants can also be used in breast reconstruction following a mastectomy. In these cases, the implant replaces breast tissue that has been removed due to cancer.
Getting breast implants is an important, expensive decision that involves a number of factors that you should discuss with a board certified plastic surgeon. In fact, these choices and options are the main discussions you'll see in the RealSelf community.  These topics include:
Breast implant filler:  In the US there are two choices for breast implant fillers: saline or silicone. 
Breast implant size: how big should you go is a key question.
Incision location: all plastic surgeons provide patients with a breast implant surgery plan which includes where they'll make an incision to insert the implant. 
Breast implant placement:  During surgery the doctors makes a space for the implants, or pocket, behind the breast tissue and above the muscle (sub-glandular) or behind both the breast tissue and the pectoralis major muscle (sub-muscular).
The personal stories and testimonials shared on RealSelf, along with the breast implant forum, before and after photos, and expert answers from plastic surgeons are meant for you to build confidence in the right decision.

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I know there are different brands of silicone implants. Which brands have the best warranty and the least problems?
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interesting article
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