When planning your breast surgery, Dr. Antonio J. Gayoso will answer all of your questions about the differences between silicone and saline breast implants. Both are safe and will provide a lasting enhancement to your appearance, but one style will be the right choice for you.
Silicone Implants for Breast Surgery
Both silicone and saline breast implants consist of an outer solid silicone rubber shell. Silicone implants are filled with a cohesive silicone gel on the inside. Some patients find that silicone feels more natural. It also has less of a chance of rippling or wrinkling than saline implants.
It is difficult to tell if a silicone implant ruptures because of the nature of the filler material. MRI checkups are recommended as time passes to ensure the stability of the breast implant.
Saline Implants for Breast Surgery
Saline breast implants have the same solid silicone rubber outer shell, but are filled with salt water. Breast augmentation surgery with saline implants may leave a smaller scar because the saline implants require a smaller incision than silicone breast implants. The saline implant is filled after insertion.
You will know almost immediately if a saline implant ruptures because it will quickly deflate and require medical attention to restore. But leaking salt water will be safely absorbed by your body.
Plastic Surgeon For You
If you would like to speak with Dr. Gayoso about your implant options for breast surgery in the Clearwater area, please contact Gayoso Plastic Surgery to schedule your initial consultation.