Saline vs Silicone Implants for Breast Augmentation

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When it comes to enhancing your breasts, it is one area of the body that you cannot change on your own. Healthy eating and a fitness regimen can help you to sculpt yourself to achieve your desired shape, but you cannot increase the size or alter the shape of your breasts.

When bras and other garments are not enough, and you want a permanent change, breast augmentation can be an effective procedure. Before you move forward with surgery, you may want to consider saline or silicone implants for your desired results.

Considerations with Saline Implants

If you opt for saline implants, you will not be completely free of silicone. Silicone is still used for the outer shell of the implant as a durable material. However, the inside of the implant is filled with saline.

When your implants are first inserted, they will be deflated. Your surgeon will fill them with sterilized salt water. Saline implants can help you to get the shape and size you want for your breasts. 

Considerations for Silicone Implants

Silicone implants are made with an outer shell that is made from silicone. They are already filled with a gel made from silicone before they are implanted in your body. The gel has a consistency that feels realistic like the fat that is naturally contained in your breasts. Many patients like how silicone implants feel like real, breast tissue. 

Are You a Candidate for Breast Augmentation?

If you are considering breast augmentation, you need to be at least 18 for saline implants. The typical requirement for silicone implants is 22.

You need to understand that implants could affect breastfeeding and having mammograms. If you are pregnant, you will need to wait until after delivery before having breast augmentation surgery.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are interested in breast augmentation surgery, contact the office of Dr. Steven Warnock today to schedule a consultation. We invite you to discuss your concerns and goals for breast enhancement. We will be able to help you weigh the pros and cons of each type of implant before you make an appointment for surgery.

It’s your body, and you want to get the shape that you have always hoped to have. Breast augmentation can help. By working together, we can help you decide between using saline or silicone implants to achieve your desired results.