Breast augmentation in the Philippines is a globally recognized cosmetic procedure. In 2021, it ranked second among cosmetic surgeries, with 29,000 procedures performed. This marked a substantial increase of 16.9% from 2020 and 38.1% from 2017.

With that, many forms of breast enhancement have been popping up. Breast augmentation with implants are the most common choice among patients and doctors. However, one thing that has gained some traction is injectable silicone for breasts.

If you are thinking about breast augmentation, you may be wondering about the differences between injectable silicone gel and breast implants. Which one is better suited for your goals?

What is the difference between injectable silicone gel and silicone breast implants? 

Breast implants are a commonly used medical device for breast augmentation. They consist of a silicone shell and are filled with either silicone gel or a saline solution. They are typically placed under the breast tissue or muscle to enhance volume.

Injectable silicone gel is a substance that is injected into the breasts to make them fuller. Aside from silicone, some synthetic oils are also used as injectable breast enhancement. Do not confuse this with fat grafting, which uses natural fat from other parts of the body and to increase breast volume.

Both options can improve your breast shape and size, but they also have advantages and disadvantages that you should consider before choosing.

What are the risks of injecting silicone gel into your breast?

Injectable silicone gel for breast augmentation is risky and, sometimes, illegal. Most of these injectable silicone are off-label items and have not gone through proper quality and safety control.

The Food and Drug Administration  (FDA) warns patients of serious and even fatal problems, such as gel migration, organ damage, blocked blood flow, infections, inflammation, lumps, and increased breast cancer risk. As the silicone is injected directly to the breast, this procedure may also result in the development of scar tissue, making the breasts hard and causing significant pain.

Why should you opt for breast implants for your breast augmentation?

Experts recommend the use of breast implants instead of silicone injections when it comes to breast augmentation.

One, it has been a used and proven technique for breast enhancement. This means that many doctors and clinics specialize in it, ensuring aesthetic and medical satisfaction.

Second, implants actually give you more choices in terms of sizing. Silicone implants come in various projections and sizes. In terms of achieving a specific size, implants can more accurately increase your breast volume.

Lastly, and most importantly, implants are safer. Of course, there are some possibilities of complications like any other surgeries. But, with the right implant, you have nothing to worry about.

For instance, implants like Motiva® have a specially designed silicone gel called ProgressiveGel® that looks and feels natural for Motiva round implants. It is encased in its SmoothSilk®/SilkSurface® shell. This shell reduces the risk of inflammation, infection, and capsular contracture, which is a condition where scar tissue forms around the implant and causes pain, hardening, and distortion of the breasts.

Motiva Implants® are designed to provide safety and comfort for patients who want to enhance their breasts with implants. However, in the rare case of an unwanted compilation, such as rupture or capsular contracture, Motiva® patients are eligible for its Motiva® warranty program. This program covers the replacement of the implant free of charge in the event of rupture for the lifetime of the device and in the event of capsular contracture (Baker grades III and IV) for a period of 10 years.

Many women choose to enhance their breasts to improve their self-esteem and feel more confident about their appearance. However, this should not come at the cost of your health and well-being.

There are safe and effective ways to achieve your desired results, but there are also dangerous and unproven methods that can harm your body and cause complications. You need to be careful and informed about your choices. There are various methods available, such as breast implants and injectable silicone gel, but they have different levels of safety and effectiveness. You should talk to your surgeon and do your homework on the possible benefits and risks of each procedure. Your health and happiness should be your top priority, so stay away from any techniques that could damage your body or lead to unwanted outcomes.

We hope you enjoyed this article and learned something new. Stay tuned for more articles and information on breast surgery in the Philippines and how BSPH can make your journey easier and more. Contact us today and let us know how we can help you achieve your ideal body.

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