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Breast Augmentation In Singapore – Choosing The Right Type Of Implants

Cosmetic surgery saw an increase as of 2017, when the number of performed cosmetic surgical procedures started increasing and saw an increase leap of 5%. And this trend has been steadily increasing since then and doesn’t seem like it’s going to decline in 2020. In fact, more than 40% out of 1202 surveyed people in Singapore have said that they are considering having some sort of cosmetic surgery done.

Especially in Asian countries like Singapore, the demand for most types of aesthetic treatments and surgeries have been increasing significantly. Let’s get into it then!

Breast Augmentation Surgery in Singapore

Throughout the world, breast augmentation surgery remains one of the most sought-after procedures women choose to undertake. It is immediately followed by liposuction and rhinoplasty. Seeing as these aesthetic procedures are becoming more and more accepted in Singapore, women are much more likely to consider approaching breast enhancement as a viable option. And they would have a good reason too! Breast augmentation procedures are not what they used to be since the first-ever surgery, performed in 1962.

plastic surgeon showing breast implants to patient

Today, there are thousands and thousands of skilled surgeons across the globe, equipped with advanced knowledge and the latest technology to do their work. Mammaplasty has advanced enough to offer multiple approaches to altering the size of a woman’s breasts. Starting with breast enhancement options that range from saline breast implants and silicone gel technology and right down to the HSC (gummy bear) implants. there is also a significantly lower amount of risk involved.

There are also new, improved techniques surgeons can use to perform breast enhancement procedures in a variety of different ways.

Breast Augmentation Methods

Fat Transfer

If you are considering breast augmentation in Singapore, you may be interested to know quite a few things. The most popular techniques used today in aesthetic clinics like Dream Plastic Surgery are implants and fat transfer. Of the two, the fat transfer procedure is considered less invasive, but also less efficient.

Breast Implants

Breast implants, on the other hand, remain to provide the best results and allow women to easily increase their breast size by a whole cup. Because it involves the insertion of a foreign matter into the human body, it is much more invasive and carries risks of its own.

Still, between the two procedures, women who want to increase the size of their breasts significantly will be more likely to opt-out for breast implants. If you are also considering this option, it would be helpful to know which kinds of implants there are, what makes them different, as well as the benefits of choosing implants for your breast augmentation procedure.

Breast Implants: Silicone Vs. Saline

Saline-based Breast Implants

First up, there are saline breast implants. Saline, as you might know, is a mixture of salt and water. In a breast augmentation procedure, there would be a silicone shell, which filled with a sterilized version of the saline solution. Depending on the breast size you would like to gain, these silicone shells can be filled with a certain volume of the saline fluid.

The shell is only filled with saline after the insertion, so the incision needed to complete this breast augmentation surgery will always be significantly smaller than the alternatives. You also need to remember that leak and rupture risks are existent in either implant kind you may choose. Though, if saline breast implants leak or rupture, the difference would be noticeable almost instantly, as the implants deflate. Another benefit of saline implants is that they can be fine-tuned post-operation and tweaked to your liking with the use of injections.

Also, the leak will not be harmful to you, as it is merely a combination of salt and water. In the event of a leak, it can be safely absorbed by the rest of your body. It is the most recommended breast augmentation for uneven breasts. Any woman older than 18 can be approved for saline-based breast implants.

Silicone Gel Breast Implants

woman holding silicone breast implants

Another way to undergo a breast augmentation procedure would be to use silicone gel implants. Though there are a few variations of the silicone structure, all of the silicone breast implants have a few crucial things in common. The first and main advantage of silicone gel has a much more natural look and feel to it. Keeping in mind that this is medical-grade silicone gel, it should come as no surprise that this will be the more expensive breast enhancement option.

Much like the saline-filled implants, the silicone gel is filled into silicone shells. Unfortunately, the silicone breast implants must be filled before they are inserted, so a larger incision will be necessary to insert the implant. There is a slightly higher risk associated with silicone breast implants. It is much harder to notice when the implant is ruptured or starts deflating, as it will not shift the gel’s structure.

The silicone implant surgery recovery times are a bit longer than those of the saline implants, not only because a bigger incision takes more time to heal, but also because the implants will need to be monitored more carefully for a period of time after they have been inserted. There is a risk of having the implant’s contents slip out of the shell, which may cause health issues.


At the end of the day, you will always get the final say on which kinds of implants you would like. There are advantages and disadvantages to both of these implant kinds. Once you have made your initial choice, there will still be a lot of different decisions to make. The implant size, any textures you may prefer.

These things largely depend on your physique, the goal you are looking to reach and the amount of money you are willing and able to set aside for this kind of a procedure. Your cosmetic surgeon will be performing an evaluation and one of its goals is to make sure that you are ultimately satisfied with the results.

If you want to learn more about breast augmentation, I suggest you book a consultation with the experts at Dream Plastic Surgery located at 290 Orchard Rd, #17-03, Singapore 238859 or via the contact details on their website at DreamPlasticSurgery.com.

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