Silicone vs. Saline Implants

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There are many reasons to consider undergoing breast augmentation surgery. In a lot of cases, the decision is spurred on by concerns over breast size, breast shape, and overall figure or body contour. When you speak with Paramus plastic surgeon Tzvi Small about these matters, he’ll be able to help you make the best decision about your appearance.

There are many factors to keep in mind with breast implants, and one of the most important of these to consider is the type of filling inside of the breast implants. There are two options: saline breast implants and silicone breast implants. Let’s take a look at both right now.

Saline Breast Implants

Saline breast implants are breast implants that are filled with a saline solution. These types of breast implants are quite effective at enhancing the volume and the shape of the breasts. If a saline breast implant were to rupture or leak, saline breast implants are very safe. In addition, leaks and ruptures can be detected quickly and dealt with accordingly.

Silicone Breast Implants

The other option for Paramus breast augmentation surgery is silicone breast implants. Silicone breast implants are filled with silicone gel. In general, silicone breast implants look and feel more natural than saline breast implants. If a silicone breast implant were to rupture or leak, it does pose more potential health hazards than saline breast implants. For this reason, it is important to remain attentive to any change in breast size or volume and to contact your surgeon right away should this occur.

Should I Choose Saline Breast Implants or Silicone Breast Implants?

The question to this is, as you can imagine, “it depends.” Silicone breast implants may be more ideal for some patients than saline breast implants and vice versa. It will really come down to the degree of breast enhancement that you desire, the placement of the breast implant, and factors regarding your skin laxity and other physiological issues.

If you would like to learn more about breast augmentation surgery and other plastic surgery options, be sure to contact our Paramus plastic surgery office for a consultation.