If you have decided to have a breast augmentation procedure done, you may not know whether it is best to choose silicone or saline breast implants. Dallas TX plastic surgeons offer both types of implants to their patients. Each type of implant has its own characteristics. Below is a brief review of both types of implants and the advantages of each.
A breast implant filled with silicone often replicate the feel of a natural breast the best.
Some of the advantages of these implants include:
* Lighter weight than saline implants which can result in more comfort for the woman, particularly for her back
* Offer a feel and look that is more similar to natural breasts
* Less likely to have a rippled appearance
* Less likely to displace downward
* Look natural on women with limited breast tissue
Saline breast implants are placed in deflated form behind the breast muscle or breast tissue and then filled up with sterile salt water. They have a silicone shell, the same as a silicone filled implant. Saline implants tend to feel less natural, often more like a water balloon.
Some of the advantages of saline implants include:
* A smaller incision is often required to place the implant
* They are filled during the breast surgery, thus providing the surgeon with the ability to adjust and create symmetrical results
* They are available for women 18 years of age as opposed to silicone implants that are available for women 22 years of age or older
* A saline implant that ruptures is noticeable immediately and a safe occurrence
* Typically provides a more round appearance which may be desirable for some patients
* Less expensive than silicone implants
Which is the Better Option?
Although you may conduct a considerable amount of online research on the pros and cons of silicone and saline breast implants, it is advisable to learn more about your options through a board-certified plastic surgeon you can trust. These professionals can give you additional insight about the best breast augmentation options available, and what to expect if you are considering moving forward with a breast implant procedure.