Women who come to our practice for breast augmentation do so for a number of reasons. Many women choose augmentation as a way to balance the size of uneven breasts, regain volume after pregnancy, or simply to gain a better proportion between their breasts and the rest of their body. A breast implant is a silicone shell that is filled with either a sterile saline solution or silicone gel. The silicone that is used in the implant is a cohesive substance that is more a solid form than a liquid form. This implant material has a very low rupture rate and has undergone extensive research and testing over the last two decades. There are a wide variety of sizes available. During your complimentary consultation here in the office you and the breast surgeon will determine the optimal type and size of implant for you.