Saline vs. Silicone Breast Implants

Once you decide to have breast augmentation surgery, your next decision will be which type of breast implant is right for you- saline or silicone. Both types of implants have two distinct parts. One is the shell, and all breast implant shells are made of silicone, a rubber-like substance. The other part is the fill material inside the shell. Breast implants are filled with either saline or silicone gel.

Chevy Chase Plastic Surgery has experience with both types of breast implants and can go into detail about each option in their office near Washington D.C.

Saline Versus Silicone Gel Breast Implants

Millions of women have had successful breast augmentations with saline and silicone breast implants. So, which breast implant is best for you? There is no single universal answer to this question and the decision must be customized to each woman’s unique characteristics and desires. Breast implants are made in a variety of shapes, sizes, surfaces, and fill materials.

The differences between saline and silicone breast implants:

  • Aesthetic Appearance: saline and silicone implants have a different visual appearance after surgery
  • Natural Feel: saline implants generally have a more natural feel
  • Surgery Invasiveness: saline implant surgery is less invasive as they aren’t pre-filled
  • Possible rupture or failure: when a saline implant deflates, it is obvious; silicone isn’t obvious and requires an MRI to pinpoint

If you are in the Washington D.C. area and have decided you want more information about breast implants please contact Chevy Chase Plastic Surgery. Call them at (301) 215-5955 today. 

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