Women opt for breast augmentation via implants for a variety of reasons; some may have underdeveloped breasts while others may have wanted to improve its appearance after childbirth and breastfeeding. No matter what one’s reasons are, the decision to undergo breast augmentation is not to be taken lightly. There are several things to consider, one of which includes choosing between the most common breast implants: saline and silicone. Read on below to weigh the pros and cons between the two before making the decision for a breast augmentation.
Talking to Your Surgeon
Initially, find the time to discuss your preferences to your surgeon. Consultations which only last for approximately 30 minutes make it impossible for your surgeon to thoroughly figure out your choice of size. Stick with a breast augmentation surgeon like Dr. Brian Evans who make it a point to talk to your for an hour or so during consultations and who really finds the time to help you decide which implant is best for you.
Saline Breast Implants
The use of saline implants in breast augmentation was approved in 2000 by the FDA. On a whole, saline breast implants vary in terms of surface appearance, shape, thickness of the shell and volume. Almost all saline implants available in the market today are to be filled after the breast augmentation procedure.
Saline breast implants are less expensive than the ones made of silicone. Also, they require smaller incisions during the procedure and ruptures are very easy to detect. On the other hand, saline breast implants are known to cause more visible rippling than silicone. Women who have tried saline breast implants have also reported that saline breast implants feel less natural than natural breast tissue.
Silicone Breast Implants
Silicone implants are quite similar to saline breast implants when it comes to their outer shells. However, instead of saltwater, silicone breast implants utilize silicone gel as implant fills.
Silicone breast implants are advantageous over saline implants due to their more natural feel than breast tissues as reported by women and their lesser chances of causing rippling. Nevertheless, it should also be noted that silicone implants cost more than saline implants, requires larger incisions during the procedure and makes it difficult to detect ruptures.
With these advantages and disadvantages in mind, you can now decide which breast implant is suitable for you.
Still not convinced, you can consult Dr. Brian Evans a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Brian Evans MD can evaluate your anatomy and take accurate measurements of your chest and breasts to determine the proper proportions for your frame. He will also take into account how lax, or loose, your skin is — an important consideration because, for an aesthetically pleasing augmentation, you must have enough tissue to cover the breast implants.
Call (818) 676-4001 him today!