Breast Implants come in two types: Saline Implants or Silicone Implants. Which is best? Well, that depends on who you ask. Both have pros and cons and what’s best for one person may not be right for another. Saline implants are filled with a sterile salt water solution. If this type of implant were to rupture, or spring a leak, the implant would collapse and the solution would be absorbed and expelled from the body. Saline implants are FDA-approved for use in breast augmentation in women 18 years of age and up. These implants are known for having a firm feel and a uniform shape.

Silicone implants are filled a silicone gel which makes them feel a little more like natural breasts than the more firm feel of the saline implants. With silicone implants, if a leak should occur in the implant, the gel could very likely still stay in the implant shell, or it might leak into the implant pocket, but it won’t collapse. Women who opt for silicone implants are recommended to get ultrasound or MRI screenings regularly to make sure the implants are in tact. Silicone implants are FDA-approved in breast augmentation for women 22 years of age and up.

If you are interested in learning more about your breast implant options (sizes, shapes, textures, placement of incisions and placement of implants) and to find out if you may be a good candidate for a breast augmentation procedure, contact our office to schedule your consultation today.