Making the decision to have breast implants is not one to be taken lightly. Breast augmentation has become increasingly popular in recent times, and with celebrities who have had breast implants before and after pictures being splashed across gossip magazines on an almost weekly basis, it seems more and more women are seeing it as a viable option when it comes to enhancing their appearance.

It is always a very good idea to do thorough research into breast enlargement, and breast enlargement prices before you make any kind of commitment to undergo surgery. Making sure you are fully armed with all the breast augmentation information you need will mean you can make an informed and educated decision regarding breast augmentation surgery. It may come as a surprise to some people that there is actually a wide range of breast implants available, and depending on the type of results you are looking to achieve, and the incision site and type of implant you would like to have, there will be certain implants that will be more suited to the procedure than others. A good way of getting an idea of which type of breast implants gives which look, find some breast implants before and after photographs online and see if you can find some that you feel create the look you are after.

The two main differences in breast implants that most people are aware of is their filling. There are the traditional silicone breast implants, which have been around since breast enlargement surgery began in the 1960's, then there are the more modern saline breast implants, which have more flexibility in the way they can be inserted due to the fact they can be filled post-insertion. The popularity of saline implants soared in the 1990's due to the health scares that surrounded the use of silicone implants, and even though silicone implants have since been shown to be incredibly safe, and most breast augmentation information will support this, many people prefer to opt for saline implants for their own peace of mind.

A great advantage that saline breast implants have over silicone implants is that they can be filled once they have been inserted. This gives the surgeon much more control over the breast implants before and after effect. If you have an imbalance in breast size that you would like corrected then saline implants can provide the perfect solution as the surgeon can assess the size of your breasts as they are filled to ensure any breast size imbalance is corrected. This isn't possible to do so accurately with silicone implants as you are restricted to the size the implants come in. It has been suggested that saline implants are more likely to leak or deflate, however because they are filled with a bio-compatible substance, this doesn't present any health risk should it occur as the saline will be absorbed harmlessly into your body.

Another aspect of breast implants that varies is the shape. It used to be that you could only have implants in a kind of round shape, that could sometimes create an unnatural looking breast shape, especially if the size increase was dramatic. Thanks to new research and technology you can now get anatomical implants, often referred to as teardrop implants. These have a much more natural breast shape, with the majority of the fill at the base of the implant, giving a natural curve to the breast. Teardrop breast implants before and after photos show exactly how discreet this type of breast implant surgery can be, perfect if you are only looking for a small size increase that you don't particularly want to be noticeable.

You will find that the size, shape and style of implant you choose will have an impact on the breast enlargement prices you will be quoted, so having a good idea of the type of implant you would like before asking for quotes will make the process a bit easier when it comes to getting fairly accurate quotes. It may be a good idea to discuss the type of breast implants you would like to have with a surgeon, who will be able to offer you knowledgeable advice on the size and shape that will best suit you according to your body shape, and of course the size increase you are looking to achieve.