Breast augmentation is the top choice for women who want to improve the size or shape of their breasts. During your consultation with your surgeon, you will be able to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of saline and silicone implants so that you can make a knowledgeable decision that fits your needs. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards provides breast augmentation with saline and silicone implants to patients in Las Vegas, NV, and surrounding locations.
Differences Between Saline and Silicone Breast Implants
Breast implants made of silicone have a more natural feel and look than those of saline. Saline implants are generally firmer and more circular in shape. The techniques used to put in either form of the implant are very similar, with the difference being the size of the incision depends on the type of implant. Silicone implants are pre-filled and need a larger cut, while saline implants come from the manufacturer empty and are filled by the surgeon during the operation, thus requiring a smaller incision.
Longevity and Safety
Both saline and silicone implants are considered to be long-lasting and they have a similar life expectancy. Nevertheless, either type of implant will have to be either taken out or replaced at least once in the patient’s lifetime. Although it is rare, implant ruptures can happen, and a saline implant is considered to be the safer option as the liquid can be easily processed by the body. A rupture of a silicone implant, on the other hand, can result in severe health issues. Rippling and capsular contracture are also potential risks with both types of implants, though they are much less common. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards provides breast augmentation with saline and silicone implants to patients in Las Vegas, NV, and surrounding locations.
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