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Breast Implant Types: The Basics

29 Apr 2021

Choosing the right breast implant type is serious business

If you are considering Breast Augmentation in Perth, an important part of your process before a procedure is deciding on the type of implant you will choose. Nowadays patients have the luxury to choose between a variety of implant types, however, with a measureless amount of information online, it can be hard to find reputable documentation to help support important decisions before your procedure.

We have simplified the basic details on implant options to help you better understand the reasons behind the common options.

At Absolute Cosmetic we offer extensive assessments and consultations with our doctor, to help you determine the most suitable implant type based on individual components. For safer and more beneficial results, the following are just some of the things taken into consideration at every Breast Augmentation consultation.

  • Your physique, including skin tissue and whether you have adequate body fat for implant coverage.
  • Skin elasticity, condition, and resilience.
  • Your overall aesthetic goals and aims from the procedure and what you hope to achieve results-wise.

Dr. Murray will discuss the above in-depth, prior to your procedure, as well as further information regarding your health and well-being. All consultations with Dr. Glenn Murray (AHPRA Registration MED0001196978) Registered Medical Practitioner, require a GP referral, 2 consultations and a 7 day cooling off period before you can book your cosmetic surgical procedure.

The Common Types of Breast Implants


Less commonly used in plastic and cosmetic surgery these days, Saline implants are inserted empty and filled with sterile water after insertion. Filling the implant after insertion allows for a smaller incision site. A disadvantage to Saline implants is the potential to see the texture of the implant through the skin, appearing as rippling under the skin. Additionally, many individuals have reported the feeling of the water moving about.

Cohesive Gel-Look (also known as Gummy Bear or Form Stable)

Known to retain their shape, even if the outer shell is punctured, the cohesive gel is technically silicone, though a thicker form of it to help the implant stay in place. The thickness of the gel is what gained the implant the name “Gummy Bear”, which it seems to resemble.

At Absolute Cosmetic we offer German-made Polytech breast implants and the new 6th Generation ergonomic implants from Motiva, considered one of the most popular in Australia.

Breast Implant Type And Size Perth

The texture is just as important as size

The texture of the implant you choose will have a noticeable effect on the overall appearance too. The texture can also affect the profile of the implant, whether it is a low or high projection.

Smooth Implants

Smooth implants have been reported to not “stick” in place as well as some other options. This can mean the implant has a higher risk of moving around and deforming its intended shape. It is recommended by Dr. Murray that those with a leaner, slimmer physique, opt for a Dual Plan position if choosing a Smooth implant.

Lightly Textured Implants

Our preferred choice here at Absolute Cosmetic. Motiva also makes a Nano-Textured implant, the difference in texture between Lightly Textured and Nano-Textured is subtle. At Absolute Cosmetic, we mostly use the German Polytech brand, who have been around for a long time, and claim to be the safest implants in the world. The Polytech Grade II implants are similar to the Smooth texture, with added (though subtle) cohesion for extra stickiness to ensure a more fixed placement, with less reported movement than smooth textured.

Moderately Textured Implants

For those with naturally heavier breasts or breast sagginess, medium or moderately textured implants are often used. These implants can hold onto the chest better than other options, meaning less potential for moving around.

Here at Absolute Cosmetic, our preferred implant placement for Moderately textured implants are above the muscle or subfascial.

No known Lymphoma cases have been reported with Moderately textured implant types, however, your risks of Lymphoma, may increase slightly in comparison to the other options.

Macro Textured Implants

Withdrawn off the market, due to Lymphoma risks. Although this is a risk, it is uncommon, to rare, something Dr. Murray here at Absolute Cosmetic has stated he has never seen in his 22+ years as a cosmetic doctor.

You can find more information here, on the TGA revision of Textured Implants in Australia.

For those with breast implants

If you are unsure of the type of implants you currently have, we recommend finding out. If you do have Macro textured implants that have been withdrawn off the market, it is strongly recommended that you go see your general practitioner for an implant check.

Alternatively, Absolute Cosmetic offers complimentary Breast Implant checks at our Nedlands rooms, with Dr. Murray. Whether you had your Breast procedure with Absolute Cosmetic, or not, we welcome all individuals with implants to arrange a consultation through reception, on 08) 9389 9099.

We encourage you to get in touch if you have any questions or concerns. 

Alternatively, come see us in person for a consultation, at one of our full-time locations Monday to Saturday.


*It’s important to recognize that any cosmetic surgical or invasive procedure comes with inherent risks and the possibility of complications. Therefore, before moving forward, we strongly recommend that you allocate time for thorough research, self-education, and consider seeking a second opinion from a qualified practitioner to make an informed decision.


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Dr. Glenn Murray (AHPRA Registration MED0001196978) Registered Medical Practitioner. General disclaimer: Patient outcomes can vary due to factors such as... genetics, diet, age, exercise, lifestyle, weight, and overall health. It’s essential to understand that all invasive surgeries come with inherent risks and require a recovery period and specific care regimen. Detailed information regarding surgical risks and complications is available here, but it is advisable to conduct thorough research and obtain a second opinion to ensure you are able to make an informed decision. Please note that the information provided is general in nature and does not constitute medical advice or establish a doctor-patient relationship. For real patient images, please visit our Before and After page. Please be advised that surgical outcomes vary, from patient to patient, and comprehensive research is crucial before making any decisions. This website contains imagery which is only suitable for audiences 18+.

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