Silicone or not?

How to distinguish between silicone breasts?

One of the main misconceptions about silicone breasts is the opinion that they are more dense to the touch. In fact, this applies only to first-generation implants, which are not used in the modern practice of plastic surgery.

The newest materials and advanced surgical techniques( including the partial placement of the implant directly under the pectoral muscle) make silicone breasts absolutely indistinguishable from the present. The main thing is to choose an adequate size.

Are there any scars?

Another common myth regarding breast implants is that after surgery, there should be a noticeable scar from the incision through which the silicone was inserted. Many people are looking for such a scar directly under the breasts.

In fact, the technique of incision under the breast is gradually becoming a thing of the past. Currently, the incision for the capsule is made either in the halo of the nipple, or under the armpit. In this case, the filler in the capsule is pumped in after its installation.

Silicone and bodybuilding

One of the main factors pointing to the use of a silicone implant is the presence of a "fluffy" breast on the background of a minimum level of subcutaneous fat - especially this is true for girls professionally engaged in bodybuilding.

Since most of the natural breast is made up of fat tissue, extreme drying methods( not to mention the use of male steroids) make the breasts substantially smaller. In order to preserve femininity, you have to use implants.

The ideal figure for the

model Although nature allows a combination of girls of high stature, general thinness, small chest and narrow thighs( "model type") with an impressive bust, such combinations are the exception rather than the general rule.

If a thin and tall girl has a disproportionately large chest, it is worth considering whether she was helped by a plastic surgeon. Determine whether this is so or not, will help three main distinguishing features of the silicone breast, described below.

Symptom 1: Lack of mobility

The mammary glands, exactly like the surrounding fatty layer and connective tissue, are a direct part of the female breast - when the body moves, the chest should also move. The natural breast will always "jump" during the run.

Thoracic implants, in turn, are only capsules filled with silicone, cohesive gel or water-salt solution - when the body moves such a liquid is able to move only inside the capsule, keeping the chest relatively still.

Symptom 2: Too high breasts

Silicone implants are designed to make the breasts perfect. If initially there were only four sizes of implants( large, medium, small and very small), at present more than 500 models are available to plastic surgeons.

In the case of a natural breast, the bra "improves" its shape, lifting it up and supporting it. However, breast implants do not need support, and they are initially slightly higher - the silicone breast will look the same both in the bra and without it.

Symptom 3: Too Clear Separation

Usually the hollow between the breasts has a natural "soft" shape without any noticeable seals and air balls under the skin. In addition, when the girl lies on her back, the distance between the left and right chest usually increases slightly.

Too large a size of breast implants can make this hollow sharp, literally dividing the left and right breasts, which is especially noticeable in the lying position. However, it is important to note that with a properly sized size, this effect is minimal.


Breast augmentation surgery is the most popular in the practice of plastic surgeons around the world - more than one million women install implants every year. Moreover, the materials of the last generation make such a chest almost indistinguishable from the present.