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Breast Implants: What You Need To Know

Breast Implants: What You Need To Know

By Beverly Fischer on December 27, 2021

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The time has come! You’ve decided to get a breast augmentation – or you’re seriously thinking about it. Either way, you’re on your way to a life-changing transformation. However, the decision to get a breast augmentation is just the first decision you’ll make on your journey to better self-confidence. Your next step is to start thinking about which breast implant is right for you.

When it comes to choosing the type of implant for your breast augmentation, there are several factors to consider. Lifestyle, budget, and desired look can and should have an impact on the final decision you make. However, without some basic breast-augmentation education, it can be difficult to understand what options are available, and which one is right for you.

When it comes to breast implants, there are two different types: 

  • Saline Implants
  • Silicone Gel-Filled Implants

Saline Implants

Just as the name suggests, saline implants are filled with a sterile saline solution, housed within an elastomer silicone shell. These can be filled with various amounts of saline solution, determining the touch, firmness, and shape of your breast. 

Why Choose Saline Implants? 


Compared to other materials, such as silicone, saline is a readily available resource. Because your surgeon fills the implant with the saltwater solution during your procedure, manufacturing costs are lower. This makes saline implants a great option if budget is a concern.

Flexible Sizes

Another perk of a saline implant is how flexible they can be when it comes to size. Saline breast implants provide an increased ability to create the specific level of volume and breast shape you want and need for creating a well-balanced and appealing physique. This is especially important for patients who are looking to correct problems with asymmetrical or uneven breasts.

Rapid Leak Detection

Given that saline is absorbed by the body, leak detection with saline breast implants is easy and often immediate. Being able to identify and address problems like these in a timely fashion will ultimately limit the impact that they have. For those worried about the potential long-term effects of breast enhancement, opting for saline breast implants can provide greater security and peace of mind.


Silicone Gel-Filled Implants

Silicone implants consist of a silicone gel-filled outer shell. It is often the most popular choice of breast implant as silicone is the most similar to breast tissue in look and feel. 

Why Choose Silicone Gel-Filled Implants? 

Natural Appearance

Silicone breast implants remain a top selection simply because they look the most like natural breasts. Most people who elect for breast augmentation want to make sure that their results appear as natural as possible, and silicone breast implants can help achieve that.

Less Rippling and Wrinkling

Thanks to their thick composition, silicone breast implants are proven to have less rippling and wrinkling. They hold their shape over time and provide beautiful and long-lasting results.

Related Blog: Saline vs. Silicone Breast Implants – Which is Right For You?


Ready to take the first step on your breast augmentation journey? Contact us to request a consultation and discuss everything from implants to the procedure, to recovery. 


Looking for a little bit more information before you commit? We’ve got you covered! Head over to our blog to learn more about breast augmentation. 



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