If you’re ready to spend the time and money to improve your appearance with breast implants, you’ll want to get it right the first time to justify your investment. You definitely don’t want to revisit your decision because you made the wrong choice. When it comes to implants, one choice you must make is whether to get saline or silicone. To correctly make this decision, you’ll need to have some solid information about your treatment options.
Is Saline or Silicone better?
Each type of breast implant has its own unique benefits and drawbacks. To help you make your choice, let’s have a look at a few considerations related to each option.
Whether you choose saline or silicone, ruptures are rare. If saline implants rupture, their contents are easily absorbed. If a silicone implant ruptures, its contents stick together. A rupture may not even be noticeable. This is why a woman with silicone implants should undergo regular MRI scans.
Look and Feel
Whether implants are filled with silicone or saline, most women like the appearance of round implants. Some women feel that round implants look phony and prefer those that are teardrop shaped.
Most women who have already had breast implants prefer the feel of silicone. Rippling may be an issue with some saline breast implants, particularly if the recipient didn’t have much breast tissue, to begin with. In addition to looking and feeling more natural than saline, many women find that silicone breast implants are lighter.
Saline implant size is adjustable because these implants are normally empty upon insertion. If you want to increase your breast size, more saline can be added. If you feel your breasts are too large, some of the fluid can be removed. In contrast, the size of a silicone breast implant is set and permanent.
Although silicone implants are lighter than saline ones, they normally require a larger opening during implantation because they are pre-filled. This could cause a larger scar. However, because of the locations of the openings, the scars should be difficult to notice.
Schedule Your Consultation
By now, you should have a better idea of the differences between saline and silicone breast implants. If you are considering this type of surgery, you will need an experienced plastic surgeon. You are in good hands with “Charlotte Top Doc”, Dr. Enam Haque. To book a consultation for any of your skincare or plastic surgery questions, contact the offices of Queen City Plastic Surgery at 704-751-4595 or use our simple online form. Our conveniently located Charlotte office welcomes patients from throughout the region and across the country.