Being 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!