You’ve decided to undergo a breast augmentation procedure, and you couldn’t be more excited about your decision. You’re ready to feel much more confident about your body. You’re delighted at the thought of filling out those shirts and dresses you might have been too self-conscious to wear.
There’s so much you can imagine doing – so you’re ready for your new breasts right now!
But before you undergo the procedure, consider this fact: You’ll need to decide between silicone and saline implants. The final decision could impact the shape and feel of your breasts, so it’s definitely worth considering their advantages and disadvantages.
Let’s take a look at both options and explore why you might prefer one over the other, and vice versa:
- Silicone implants: many patients often prefer this implant type because it tends to have a more natural feel than saline implants. Additionally, some types of Silicone implants are less likely to ripple than other implants, which helps preserve the full and natural appearance of the breasts.
One drawback might be that when a silicone implant ruptures, it’s difficult to detect unless your plastic surgeon examines you or an MRI is obtained; however, the newest generations of silicone implants have the lowest rupture rate. Additionally, silicone implants are often more expensive than saline implants due to the fact that silicone itself is pricier than saline solution.
- Saline implants: Many patients prefer saline implants because they’re available in a more ‘sculpted’ or ‘shaped’ appearance. For example, saline implants are extremely popular with many women who prefer more projection to the breast and a more well-defined upper breast. Saline implants are also more affordable, as saline salt water isn’t as expensive as silicone material.
One important difference with saline is that in the case of implant rupture, it’s noticeable right away, since the breast deflates. However, women can feel assured that if this happens, the body just easily absorbs the saline without causing harm, as it’s nothing more than salt water.
Want to learn more about what you can expect from your breast augmentation procedure – including which type of implant you should choose?
Schedule a consultation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryan Correa at Correa Plastic Surgery in The Woodlands, TX. During your consultation, Dr. Correa will work with you to determine if you’re an ideal candidate for the breast augmentation procedure. He’ll also walk you through your implant options, including which type is best for you.
Schedule your breast augmentation consultation today! Call (281) 419-9119.