If you are considering whether you should have a breast augmentation, one of your considerations may involve the type to choose, whether saline or silicone breast implants. Dallas, TX breast implant surgeons offer both choices to patients evaluating their options. There are specific characteristics associated with each type of implant. Below is an explanation of these implants and the benefits each type provides.
Saline breast implants are inserted behind the breast tissue or muscle in a deflated form and then filled with sterile salt water. The shell of these implants is made of silicon. They are more like a water balloon in nature and less natural in terms of their feel.
Some of the benefits of these saline implants include:
• Not as expensive as silicone implants
• Require a smaller incision
• If implant rupture occurs, it is immediately noticeable and a safe occurrence
• The implants are filled during the procedure which gives the surgeon flexibility in making adjustments and creating symmetrical outcomes
• They often create a more round appearance some patients may prefer
Silicone breast implants are filled with silicone material and designed to closely duplicate the feel of a natural breast.
Some of the benefits of the silicone implants include:
• Provide a natural look on women who have limited breast tissue
• Provide a feel that more closely resembles that of natural breasts
• Less possibility of the implant displacing downward
• Weigh less than saline implants, resulting in greater comfort for the woman, and in particular her back
• Less possibility of producing a rippled appearance
Choosing an Implant Option
If you are considering having this procedure done, you certainly should conduct your fair amount of online research regarding the benefits and potential risks associated with having silicone or saline breast implants.
However, in order to fully understand your options and the entire scope of the procedure, it is best to consult with a professional board-certified plastic surgeon who has a track record of reliability and in delivering safe results for patients. This type of professional can help you understand your breast augmentation options and the expectations you should have regarding the procedure.