Breast augmentation is a popular cosmetic surgery that has grown in popularity over recent years. The procedure enhances the breasts’ size, shape, and overall appearance.
With breast augmentation, two options of implants offer unique benefits and advantages. Knowing and understanding what each option provides is beneficial to decide which implant is the best fit for you.
Saline vs. Silicone Breast Implants
The two most common types of implants people choose for breast augmentation are silicone vs. saline.
What Are Saline Breast Implants?
Saline implants are filled with a sterile saltwater solution and feel slightly firmer than natural breast tissue. They also require a smaller incision site since the implant is usually first placed in the breast and then filled. Saline implants are less dense and don’t last as long as silicone gel implants. Ten to twelve years is a reasonable expectation of their lifespan. You would then need to have another procedure to replace the implants.
What Are Silicone Breast Implants?
Silicone Implants are made entirely of silicone and filled with silicone gel. The silicone gel looks and feels like a gummy and that is why silicone implants have got the nickname of “gummy bears”. The feeling of silicone implants tends to be compared to the feeling of natural breast tissue. Many people say that silicone implants feel the most natural out of the two implant options. Silicone implants are more durable and a lot harder to break. Twenty to 30 years is a reasonable expectation of their lifespan. They silicone gummy bear implants are made of a cohesive gel. So, if they were to break, the silicone would not leak in your body, but would be contained within the breast capsule.
How Do I Choose the Right Implant Option for Me?
By speaking with a doctor, you can get an expert’s opinion on the situation and have the information needed to make a choice that best fits your needs. Factors to consider when choosing implants include your current bust measurements and body proportions, as well as your desired size and appearance.
Book Your Breast Augmentation With Dr. Stan Castor
Artisan Aesthetics Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in Tampa, FL, is here to ensure your breast augmentation surgery goes smoothly. The team here prides itself on giving each customer a personalized experience that treats them like family.
Led by Dr. Stan Castor, a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 23 years of private practice experience, Artisan Aesthetics Plastic Surgery & Laser Center is where artistry and skill meet. Dr. Castor prides himself in giving his patients life-changing results and providing them with a caring and supportive environment.
If you want to work with Dr. Stan Castor, call us at 813-971-2000 or fill out our contact form here to schedule a consultation. We look forward to working with you.