Breast implants are an amazing way for women to achieve the bust they’ve always wanted. While some women are born with an ample bust size, other women are not. For women seeking to enhance the size of their chest, breast implants are a great option.
When you’ve finally decided on getting breast implants, the next decision is whether or not you want saline or silicone injections. Our board-certified plastic surgeon is the best judge of what’s best suited for the results you want, but it is a good idea to know the general differences between the two types.
Saline implants are filled with sterile salt water. Contrary to popular belief, they’re actually inserted empty into the breasts before they’re filled with water. This allows for a more customizable enhancement. They’re recommended for women over 18 who want an augmentation, and they’re suitable for women of any age if they’re undergoing breast reconstruction.
Silicone implants are pre-filled with a silicone gel that looks and feels like human fat. Most professionals and patients agree that silicone implants feel more like natural breast tissue and have a more natural appearance.
Things to Consider
It is important to understand that breast implants do not keep the breasts from sagging. To correct sagging breasts, you need to consider getting a breast lift versus an augmentation.
Second, breast implants don’t last forever. Ruptured implants are a possibility, and about 20 percent of women with implants need them replaced within eight to 10 years. Weight loss, weight gain, and aging also change how the breasts look, so these things could lead to additional surgeries to maintain your desired breast shape.
Which is Right for Me?
Deciding what kind of implants are suitable for your individual situation is a decision that should be made with our board-certified plastic surgeon. He will be the best source of information for helping you decide if your goals are realistic and what suits your body best.
Located in Baton Rouge, the office of Dr. J. Anthony Stephens, MD offers fully customized breast augmentation procedures. Our team of experts will work closely with you to help you make an informed decision about whether saline or silicone implants are best for you.
After that has been established, you can finally say hello to the bust size you have always wanted. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation to learn more about our breast implant options.