Many women turn to breast augmentation surgery to enhance the shape and size of their breasts. Whether you’re looking to correct age or pregnancy-related volume loss or improve your natural contours, an augmentation can help. One of the best things about the procedure is its ability to be customized to meet your aesthetic goals.
When it comes to breast enhancement, your choices are virtually limitless. Implants come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and styles allowing you to achieve the look and feel you want. One of the biggest decisions women have is whether they’d like silicone or saline implants.
It’s important to note, there is no one-size-fits-all decision for every woman. What’s better for you may be different for the next woman. Both silicone and saline implants have a silicone-based outer shell. It’s what’s inside that makes the difference and each has advantages that may make one a better fit for you.
Let’s take a closer look at both silicone and saline implants to help jump-start the decision-making process.
Silicone implants are often the most chosen option. Many women find the look and feel to be more natural-looking than saline implants. Silicone breast implants are thicker and firmer allowing them to move and sit in a more realistic fashion. They come in a wide range of shapes and sizes and can be placed either above or below the breast muscle making them a suitable choice for any woman.
Pre-filled silicone implants require a larger incision for placement. If a rupture occurs, the implant will likely need to be removed and/or replaced which may be partially covered by the implants 10-year warranty. The FDA has approved silicone implants for women 22+.
Saline implants are filled to your desired fullness at the time of your surgery with a sterile saline (salt water) solution allowing for a smaller incision and scar. Because it’s harder to identify a rupture with silicone implants, some women may feel more at peace of mind with saline implants. Other women simply prefer the way they look or feel.
Over time, saline implants can cause a rippled effect that many women find unnatural. Dr. Harris typically performs breast augmentations with saline implants below the muscle to prevent the appearance of rippling. The ideal candidate for saline implants is a woman who has thicker skin and enough breast tissue for sub-muscular placement. Saline implants are FDA-approved for women 18 and older.
What’s Best for You?
Dr. Brady Harris has performed hundreds of successful breast augmentation procedures and understands the latest techniques for both silicone and saline placement. At the time of your in-person consultation, Dr. Harris will talk to you about your goals before creating a customized treatment plan tailored to your individual desires.
Take the Next Step
Interested in learning more about Breast Enhancement? Schedule your consultation with Dr. Brady Harris by calling Image Surgical Arts – Paducah at (270) 366-1932 or filling out the form on this page.
*Individual outcomes may vary.