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About Saline Breast Implants

Posted Aug 25, 2013 by Stephen Greenberg, MD

About Saline Breast ImplantsIf you want to enhance your curves and add an extra touch of femininity to your overall appearance, it's a good idea to meet with a skilled plastic surgeon. He or she will be able to provide you with expert advice regarding body sculpting and other great methods for enhancing your overall appearance.

One especially effective surgical option is breast augmentation surgery. By getting breast implants placed, you can enhance the shape and prominence of your breasts and help add greater emphasis to your other curves as well. It's important to choose the right kind of breast implant for your aesthetic needs, which often means deciding between silicone and saline breast implants. We'd like to examine the latter right now.

About Saline Breast Implants

Saline breast implants are the safest kind of breast implants available today. At one time, only saline breast implants were available in the United States. Saline breast implants consist of a silicone shell that is filled with a saline solution.

Safety Advantages of Saline Breast Implants

As noted above, one of the biggest advantages of saline breast implants is their safety. Silicone breast implants are filled with a silicone gel, and when they rupture, the gel will get into a patient's body. This can be dangerous if the rupture is not noticed or not taken care of in a timely fashion.

By contrast, saline breast implants are filled with a safe saline solution. In the case of an implant rupture, the saline will leak quickly and be noticeable much faster than a silicone implant rupture. In addition, the saline solution is totally safe and will simply be absorbed by the body without any serious adverse health effects.

Breast Implants and Hidden Incisions

When you undergo breast enhancement surgery with saline breast implants, you may be able to undergo surgery using well-hidden incisions. Whereas silicone breast implants will require incisions made on or around the breasts themselves, saline implants can be placed via incisions located in the arm pit and the belly button. This means that surgical scarring will be virtually unnoticeable unless someone knows what they're looking for.

Disadvantages of Saline Breast Implants

The notable disadvantage of saline breast implants is that they tend to feel less natural than silicone breast implants or cohesive gel silicone breast implants. This isn't to say that they feel unnatural but merely their texture is not quite the same as silicone implants or natural breast tissue. A number of women feel that the safety and hidden incisions make up for this matter.

Considering All Options for Advanced Breast Enlargement

When you meet with a cosmetic plastic surgeon for a consultation, he or she will be sure to address all of your concerns in full. This will help you make the most well-informed decision possible. The surgery will only proceed when you're comfortable with all the choices and options at your disposal.

Learn More About Breast Enhancement Surgery

For more information about breast enlargement surgery and your many other options for advanced aesthetic rejuvenation, be sure to contact our Manhattan and Long Island cosmetic surgery centers today. During your visit, we will go over all of your options for breast augmentation surgery and help you make a decision regarding surgery that will make you happy.

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