Breast augmentation is easily one of the most popular elected surgeries in the United States because there are so many people looking to change the size and appearance of their breasts. While you may know that you want to undergo the procedure, it can still be tough deciding what type of implant to get.
Silicone and saline implants may appear very similar, but there are a lot of differences between the two types of implants that you have to consider before getting a breast augmentation.
The main difference between the two types of breast implants is the solution used to fill them. Saline implants are inserted into the body empty, and then they are filled with a saline solution once in the proper place. The amount of saline used is ultimately determined by how big you want your breasts to be after the procedure.
Silicone breast implants are pre-filled with a thick silicone gel. This gel is designed to look and feel like human fat once they are placed in the body.
Since they are filled with different solutions, saline and silicone breast implants will look and feel slightly different after the procedure is completed. While we will ensure that your breasts look completely natural after your augmentation is completed, it is impossible to change the feel of the implants.
While silicone implants may appear more natural, there are still some benefitsB to getting saline implants. If you are extremely self-conscious about scars, then you may want to decide to get saline implants. Since they may be implanted into the breast empty, you will have a much smaller scar if you decide to get saline implants. The scar may be practically impossible to see because it could be small, and this simply can’t occur when getting silicone implants.
Since both implants have their advantages and disadvantages, it is impossible to recommend one over the other. You ultimately have to compare your personal preferences with the benefits of each implant type. For assistance in selecting the appropriate implant for your needs, contact Singhal Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation.