Alternatives To The Breast Implants

Getting breast implants is a major decision for women to make. Although getting breast implants can boost a woman’s self-esteem, there are risks to factor in your decision. A couple of common risks include rupturing the implant and capsule contracture.

There are different types of implants to choose from. You can get silicone gel implants or saline filled implants. If breast augmentation surgery doesn’t sound right for you, there are alternatives which include auto augmentation and fat grafting augmentation.

There are several complications and risks that women do not realize. Some of these complications or risks are the loss of sensation, Capsular Contracture and rupture of the implant. Loss of sensation, in the nipple and breast area, is due to damage of the nerve endings in the breast. Usually, the sensation comes back, but in some cases it is permanent.

Capsular contracture

Capsular contracture is the tightening of scar tissue resulting in hardening and misshaping of your implant. This can be very painful and usually requires surgery to fix the problem. Rupturing isn’t as uncommon as most would think.

You can rupture your implant with too much pressure from having a mammogram. The rupture of silicone implants is more dangerous than rupture of saline ones. You can get silicone gel filled or saline filled breast implants.

Saline-filled implants

Saline-filled implants have silicone gel on the outer part of the implant and are filled with a sterile saltwater solution called saline solution. Silicone implants are silicone gel on the outer and inner part of the implant. Silicone gel implants come in different shapes, sizes and textures.

Saline implants have been approved for women ages 18 and up, and silicone has been approved for women 22 and older. There is also an alternative way to increase your breast size. If breast augmentation doesn’t sound right for you there are alternative ways to increase your breast size. There’s auto augmentation and fat grafting breast augmentation.


Many women want to go the natural way and opt for the Breast Enhancement Exercises. Though this process is 100% natural, it requires a dedicated approach. The most popular exercise for this is push-up.

The problem with this kind of exercise is that it must be done with caution so that you don’t strain the muscles or damage your joints. Any error in this exercise can lead to undue pain, swelling, irritation, tenderness and soreness.


Auto-augmentation is where you use existing breast tissue to enhance projection. Fat grafting is when the surgeon uses liposuction and takes fat from one part of the body and injects it into the breast. Even these alternative ways have risks.

As you can see there are a lot of things to think about before deciding to get breast implants. Carefully going over the risks and complications as well as the different types of implants and alternative ways is an important step when deciding on getting breast implants.

So before making your final decision on getting breast implants to be sure to research all of the risks, complications, different types of implants and the alternatives. Also, ask yourself if you’re even going to want implants in ten years.