When it comes to getting breast augmentation or reconstructive surgery, choosing the type of implant is one of the most important decisions to make. The kind of implant you choose determines the final look and feel of your breast augmentation, so selecting the best one for your body type is essential. MemoryGel® Breast Implants are some of the most popular silicone implants available. Developed by Mentor, a leader in aesthetic surgery products, MemoryGel® Implants were FDA approved in 2006 and have since been highly requested by breast augmentation patients.
So what sets MemoryGel® Implants apart from the rest? Along with an impressive track record of over 17 years of successful surgeries, there are a number of other features that make MemoryGel® Implants stand out.
MemoryGel® Breast Implants are filled with Mentor’s cohesive silicone gel. The gel holds together as a unit rather than a liquid, making for a more realistic, natural feel that better resembles breast tissue. This advanced technology allows women to obtain a flattering, natural look without having to sacrifice durability or safety.
As mentioned, the special gel formula in MemoryGel® Breast Implants give them the feel of real breast, making women’s busts look more natural. Not only that, but MemoryGel® also comes in a textured or smooth surface shell, which can affect the overall feel. The smooth shell creates a contoured, soft look, while the textured creates a shapely, firm appearance. The implants come in a range of sizes and profiles so they can fit any body type. Depending on how much forward projection they want off the chest wall, women can select their desired size and profile from three options: moderate, moderate plus and high profile. Also, the implants have a set-fill volume, so patients will have a more accurate picture of their final results.
As with any cosmetic procedure, breast augmentation with MemoryGel® Implants does pose some risks that patients should be aware of before selecting them. Breast implants do not last a lifetime, and patients may need additional, spontaneous surgeries. Also, these implants may affect a woman’s ability to breast feed, as the production of milk may slow down or stop. Common side effects of MemoryGel® Breast Implants are reoperation, capsular contracture, asymmetry and breast pain. In some cases, a silent rupture can occur, so getting an MRI a couple years after surgery to reveal any ruptures is encouraged.
MemoryGel® Breast Implants are approved for women 22 years or older who do not have any active infections or a history of cancer. The implants have not been approved for women with autoimmune disorders, weakened immune systems, blood clotting or wound healing problems, reduced blood supply or clinical depression. The best way to determine if MemoryGel® Breast Implants are the right choice is to meet with a certified plastic surgeon who can analyze your body type and discuss your health history. The good news about MemoryGel® Implants is their versatile sizes and shapes, which make it easy for any woman to find one that fits her body.
If you’re interested in MemoryGel® Breast Implants for your breast augmentation or reconstructive surgery, there are a number of highly trained physicians you can talk to. Locate a plastic surgeon in your area, and give us a call to set up a personal consultation to find out more about MemoryGel® and other implants.