Saline vs. Silicone Breast Implants: Which is Best for Breast Augmentation?
You know that deciding to undergo a breast augmentation procedure is no small decision – in fact, when you made the choice, you did plenty of research to see what to expect from the procedure. But if you haven’t decided which type of breast implants to use, you may feel stuck. What type of implants are out there? And how do you know which implants are best for your breast augmentation?
First, let’s take a look at the two main breast implant choices you’ll have:
Saline Breast Implants: These FDA-approved implants are filled with a saline solution, which are inserted into the breast area and then filled once in place. Saline implants are approved for patients who are 18 or older.
One of the drawbacks of saline breast implants is that they don’t feel or look as natural as what can be achieved with silicone breast implants.
Silicone Breast Implants: These implants – which are FDA-approved for patients ages 22 and older – are filled with a silicone gel. One of the main benefits of silicone breast implants is that they look and feel more like natural breasts.
It’s recommended that patients who opt for silicone breast implants undergo an MRI once every 2 to 3 years to ensure that the implant isn’t leaking.
Do you still have questions about the different types of breast implants, and which type might be right for you? Schedule a breast augmentation consultation at El Paso Cosmetic Surgery in El Paso, TX today! Call 915-351-1116 today.
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