Before your breast augmentation surgery, one of the biggest decisions you’ll make is whether you want saline or silicone breast implants. If you’re like most patients, you’re hoping to get the most natural-looking results possible, so which kind of implant should you choose to help you meet that goal?
When Saline Will Suffice
Unlike silicone implants, which come pre-filled to a certain volume, saline implants are filled after they’re placed in the breast pocket. Because I have the ability to customize the volume of saline implants, I can deliver a balanced, symmetrical look during the procedure even in breasts of slightly different sizes. Of course, this can also be achieved using silicone implants of two slightly different volumes.
A number of my patients are great candidates for saline implants and can expect a beautiful final result, particularly if they have a good amount of breast tissue to disguise the implant. Saline implants, which are typically less expensive than silicone, offer a slight economical advantage as well.
What Makes Silicone So Special?
Regardless of the advantages saline implants may offer, most women choose silicone over saline for a number of reasons. Silicone implants generally look and feel more natural than saline; the gel inside silicone implants more closely resembles the texture and density of natural breast tissue. Because of the gel’s cohesive nature, silicone implants don’t carry the same risks of leakage or visible rippling, making them ideal for women who want their implants to be as undetectable as possible.
Each type of implant offers unique benefits, and we will discuss all your options during your consultation to make sure you can make an informed decision.