Saline Vs. Silicone Implant: Which is Best for Me?


There’s a lot of conflicting info about the two basic types of breast implants. You may have heard great things from your neighbor about saline implants. On the other hand, a co-worker may swear by her set of silicone implants. The truth is, there’s no cookie-cutter implant for everyone. In most cases, it boils down to personal preference. So, which is best for you?

What is a Breast Augmentation?

A breast augmentation can be a life-changing procedure for the right candidate. The procedure can help restore lost volume from pregnancy, nursing, or the natural aging process. For others, it can increase the bust size and enhance the shape of the breasts they were given. Whatever the reason you’re considering a breast augmentation, one of the first things you’ll have to decide is the type of implant you’d like.

There are many factors that may make either saline or silicone a better fit for you. Your board-certified surgeon will walk you through the pros and cons of each based on your individual desires and aesthetic goals. Let’s take a closer look at each, to help you begin the decision-making process.

Saline Implants

Saline implants are FDA-approved for women over the age of 18. The silicone-based shell is filled to desired fullness with a sterile saltwater solution (saline) at the time of your surgery. Typically, saline implants require a smaller incision resulting in a less visible scar down the line. They’re also the safer option if a leak or rupture occurs.

Many women prefer saline implants because they’re designed to subtly roll around mimicking the movement of a natural breast. However, because of the added mobility, saline implants are more likely to cause an unwanted ‘rippling’ effect.

Silicone Implants

Silicone implants are prefilled and rigorously inspected by the manufacturer. They’re FDA-approved for adults 22+, and typically come with a 10-year warranty. Although the procedure requires a larger incision with silicone implants, most women find the scar to be well-worth the look and feel of their new breasts. Silicone implants provide a more natural curve than their counterparts.

Every breast augmentation is unique due to the highly-individualized nature of the procedure. After you decide what type of implant you’d like, you’ll still need to determine size, shape, texture, placement location, and width -all of which your surgeon can discuss with you in-depth. Both Dr. Sozer have the extensive knowledge and training necessary to help you achieve an optimal outcome regardless of the implant you choose.

Financing Options at El Paso Cosmetic Surgery

El Paso Cosmetic Surgery proudly accepts three outside financing options; CareCredit, Prosper Healthcare Lending, and United Medical Credit. Pre-approved patients can receive the procedure they want today, and pay for it later with low-monthly installments. Payment plans can be customized to suit just about any budget and include 6, 12, and 18-month no-interest options.

Want to learn more about Breast Augmentation surgery, including how it can help you look and feel years younger? Schedule a consultation at El Paso Cosmetic Surgery in El Paso, TX today! (915) 351-1116.

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