Until recently, only two implant options (saline and silicone) implants were used for breast augmentation. However, the FDA approval of Mentor’s® MemoryShape™ implants allows patients another option for undergoing breast enhancement surgery. Though regular saline and silicone implants are still popular choices for breast augmentation, MemoryShape™ implants may be more beneficial for some patients.
How are MemoryShape™ Implants Different?
MemoryShape™ implants are made of a higher concentration of silicone gel, which makes the implants more cohesive than past silicone implants. This allows the silicone molecules in MemoryShape™ implants be more tightly bonded together, resulting in material that is firmer and feels more like a natural breast.
Unlike common saline and silicone implants that are usually rounded, Mentor’s new MemoryShape™ implant is a teardrop shape, which causes the breasts to maintain a natural appearance. The new implant also includes a textured surface, which decreases the risk of the implants moving in the breasts and affecting a patient’s overall physique.
Although saline and silicone gel implants are not likely to leak or rupture, MemoryShape™ implants are even less likely to cause any complications. This is because MemoryShape™ implants contain more of a semi-solid material rather than a liquid found in saline and silicone implants. This more concentrated form of silicone allows MemoryShape™ implants to typically last longer than other implants and lessens the chances of rupturing or leaking happening.
If you are interested in undergoing a breast enhancement with MemoryShape™ implants and are at least 22 years of age, feel free to contact our Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, Dr. Gabriel Chiu. Call (888) 754-8955 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your consultation with Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery today.