Breast Augmentation: Saline or Silicone Implants?

Each year, millions of women seek breast augmentation surgery to improve their confidence as well as their overall appearance.

Women who seek breast augmentation surgery will opt for either saline or silicone gel implant. While both of these implant options are safe, they each offer the patient different advantages, as well as different disadvantages.

Advantages of a Saline Breast Implant and Silicone Gel Implant

The biggest advantage of saline breast implants is that, should they rupture, the salt water solution is easily absorbed and then dissolved by the body. This is a very safe option for women, since the rupture poses no significant health risks.

The biggest advantage of implants which contain silicone gel will provide silicone gel tend to look and feel more natural than saline breast implants. The silicone gel in these implants are filled with a thick, sticky type of fluid which closely mimics the look and feel of human fat, which is why many women prefer them.

Disadvantages of Saline Breast Implants and Silicone Gel Implants

Saline breast implants may not be the best choice for women who are quite thin with small breasts, or who are seeking reconstructive breast surgery. This is because these women tend to have very little breast tissue to cover the implant well.

The biggest disadvantage of a silicone gel implant is that, should they rupture, the patient may not even be aware of the rupture! Silicone tends to remain trapped in the tissue which forms around the implant. Though leaking silicone in the breasts may not cause any long-term health tissues, it can also be extremely painful, and completely disrupt the shape of your breasts! Should a silicone implant rupture, it will likely have to be removed. Once the surgeon has removed the ruptured implant, a new one can be replaced.

Saline and silicone breast implants pose many of the same risks, including changes in nipple or breast sensation, pain, and scarring. However, millions of women have been highly-satisfied with their results and have experienced a pain-free recovery!

Breast Augmentation on Long Island

Are you interested in learning more about breast implants? Contact us today! We are located in Huntington Station, Long Island, New York, and can be reached directly at (631) 424-6707. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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