Essential Things you Need to Know about Breast Implants in Singapore

Breast enhancement is one of the most popular surgeries in Singapore and Asia. Women have their reason why they wanted to enhance their breasts. It can be because they had a mastectomy, they have disproportion breasts, after pregnancy, their breast changed or they wanted to boost their self-esteem by enhancing their breast.

Whatever reason they may have that is their personal decision. Though there is nothing wrong with being flat-chested, if it makes them happy and more confident with their breast enhanced let us just support them. Go, girl! And you, yes you! If you have plans of having breast implants, we will help you together with Ubiqi to give you the information you needed.

 

What is Breast Implant?

 

 

The breast implant is a prosthesis used to enhance the size, shape, and volume of the breast. There are two common types of breast implants, these are Saline and silicone. Lets us find out what is the difference between the two.

 

Saline Breast Implant

 

A saline breast implant is filled with sterile salt water. This type of implant is sometimes pre-filled or it is filled during the surgery. An incision will be made and the shell will be inserted into the breast. After positioning the shell, it will be filled by saline water. The amount of liquid will depend on the size you desire. Saline breast implants in Singapore have advantages and disadvantages. Check out the list below.

Advantages

  • It does not require a large incision.
  • It can be adjusted during and even after the operation.
  • Ruptures can be easily detected.
  • It costs less compared to the silicone implant.

Disadvantages

  • The breast may appear less firm
  • Implant folds which can be visible and felt
  • Breast deflates when the implant ruptures
  • It is heavier compared to silicone implant

 

Silicone Breast Implant

 

From the name itself, a silicone breast implant is filled with silicone gel. According to Ubiqi, a silicone breast implant is the most popular and preferred implant to be used for breast enhancement in Singapore.  Same as with saline, an incision will be made to insert the silicone breast implant. It is more durable compared to saline and it does not change shape. Though silicone breast implant is more preferred than saline, it has also its advantages and disadvantages.

Advantages

  • It looks natural and very soft.
  • It increases cup size 3-4 times compared to its original.
  • Silicone breast implant rarely folds or wrinkles.
  • It gives a better shape and lasts longer

Disadvantages

  • Longer incisions are required.
  • The gel does not collapse so it is hard to detect ruptures.
  • Follow up checkups are required to monitor implants is still in place.

 

How long do breast implants last?

 

Breast implants do not have expiration but that does not guarantee that it will last a lifetime.

The average period that both saline and silicone implants will last is 10-20 years. Not bad, right?! However, you will be required for a yearly follow-up examination to check the state of your breast implants.

 

Why do breast implants need to be replaced?

 

If breast implant ruptures that means it needs to be replaced. If you have a saline breast implant you will know if it ruptures because of the change of the size of your breast that will get smaller. However, nowadays breast implants have cohesive gels that prevent leakage when ruptures.

 

Do breast implants have shapes?

 

 

Yes, they have. The two most common breast implant shapes are chosen by people in Singapore. These are:

 

Round Shape

 

Women with looser tissues are recommended to have a round shape breast implant. It may give your breast a fuller look and more studier but it might not look natural though.

 

Tear Drop Shape

 

Teardrop shape breast implants are recommended for women with tight tissues and wanted to get a proportion and natural-looking breast. This shape of the breast implant is designed to follow the natural shape of the breast. However, it might make your breast out of shape because it tends to flip over.

 

What is the common brand of implant used in Singapore?

 

There are three brands of breast implants that are commonly used in Singapore. These are Mentor, Motiva, and Natrelle breast implants. Each breast implants differ from how they are filled, the gel’s consistency and the dimension of the implant. Among these three, only Mentor and Natrelle breast implants are FDA approved.

 

Choosing the Best Breast Implant

 

The more you know about both breast implants (Saline and Silicone), the more confident you can choose if which one will be best for you. Before choosing what best breast implant is for you, find a good doctor first that can help you make understand more about these breast implants and the risk you will be taking. For Ubiqi, choosing a doctor is one of the important factors to consider in getting the right breast implant and of course for your breast enhancement, do you know why? Because only your doctor can help you in choosing what’s best breast implant for you as well as the success of your breast enhancement lies in his or her hands.