Breast augmentation is the most popular procedure for women looking to enhance the size or shape of their breasts. During your consultation with your surgeon, you will have the opportunity to compare both saline and silicone implants and make a well-informed decision that best suits your desires. Board-certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Farah Naz Khan provides breast augmentation with saline and silicone implants to patients in Dallas, Plano, Texas, and surrounding communities.
Differences Between Saline and Silicone Breast Implants
Silicone breast implants look and feel closer to natural breasts. Saline breast implants typically feel and appear firmer and rounder. The surgical process using either saline or silicone implants is relatively similar, with varying incision sites. Silicone implants are received from the manufacturer already filled with silicone gel and require a larger incision to be placed into the chest during surgery. Saline implants are inserted into the chest empty and filled by the surgeon during the procedure, therefore requiring a smaller incision.
Longevity and Safety
Both silicone and saline implants are expected to be durable and have an estimated longevity of the same duration. Despite the kind of implant used, they will need to be removed or replaced after a certain period. Rupture of implants is rare, but in the event that it does occur, saline implants are the safer option as the solution can be quickly absorbed by the body. In the case of a silicone implant rupture, serious health issues may arise. Rippling and capsular contracture pose the same risk with either implant type but are also less frequent complications. Board-certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Farah Naz Khan provides breast augmentation with saline and silicone implants to patients in Dallas, Plano, Texas, and surrounding communities.
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