Saline or Silicone: Which Should You Choose?

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Breast ImplantBeing one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures across the globe, breast augmentation has given many women the larger, fuller breasts they desire.

But as you consider if you want to have augmentation, you’ll also need to consider which type of implant you would choose. Here are the differences.

Getting to know saline breast implants

Saline implants are capsules that are filled with sterile saline solution after they are inserted into the breasts. Because they are inserted unfilled, saline implants require much smaller incisions.

The downside of saline implants, however, is that it can deflate during rupture. Obviously, this will radically change the shape and appearance of the breast.

Women 18 and older can have saline implant augmentation.

Getting to know silicone breast implants

Unlike saline implants, silicone implants are pre-filled with a thick, viscous fluid that has a similar feel to that of human fat. Many women prefer silicone implants because they feel more like breast tissue. Because they are pre-filled, silicone implants require larger incisions when inserted.

When a silicone implant ruptures, it may not be significantly noticeable right away. Leaked silicone tends to remain trapped in the breast’s fibrous tissue, forming a capsule around the implant. An MRI scan can confirm a rupture.

Silicone implants can be used by patients age 22 and older.

Breast augmentation in Cleveland

Request a consultation with Dr. Totonchi and find out if you are a candidate for breast augmentation. Call us at (216) 778-2262. We look forward to meeting you!

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Totonchi Plastic Surgery - Cleveland
2500 MetroHealth Drive
Cleveland, OH 44109
Phone: (216) 778-4450

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Tuesday
8:30 am - 5 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 5 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 5 pm
Friday
1st & 3rd: 8:30 - 5 pm
2nd & 4th: 8:30 - 12 pm

Westlake Office

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Totonchi Plastic Surgery - Westlake
38 Main Street, Suite 300
Westlake, OH 44145
Phone: (216) 778-2262

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Friday
2nd & 4th: 8 - 5 pm

Zeeba office

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29017 Cedar Road
Lyndhurst, OH 44124
Phone: (216) 778-2262

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Monday
3 pm - 5:30 pm

Lyndhurst Office

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Totonchi Plastic Surgery - Lyndhurst
29001 Cedar Road, Suite 518
Lyndhurst, OH 44124
Phone: (216) 778-2262

Office Hours

Monday
8 am - 2 pm
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