With the variety of choices available for breast augmentation with implants, it can be overwhelming to decide whether or not saline or silicone are the best options. Which one do you choose? How will saline implants look? Will they feel natural? These are some of the questions you could be thinking about right now. At Beautiful Breasts, we encourage our clients to come in for their consultation and try on some of the varied options for breast implants. During the consultation, you can feel the texture of the implant, see the shape and projection, as well as try them on to see how they look and feel before making any decisions.
Before you decide to schedule your breast augmentation with implant consultation, we encourage every client to do some research beforehand just to make sure they’re aware of their options and can ask any further questions they may have. As you flip through some pages, before and after photos, facts about breast implants and imagine your aesthetic results, it’s important you know the types and styles of breast implants available to you. Should you decide on breast augmentation with implants, you have two options either saline implants or silicone implants.
Saline implants are well known for their natural filling of saline or a sterilized salt water compound. Saline is used throughout the medical field to flush instruments before use because of its easy absorption into the body’s tissues without any harm done. These implants are widely popular and were developed back in the 60’s after their flagship counterpart—silicone implants. Because of their liquid composition, these implants are very firm but usually maintain their round shape throughout their lifetime within the body. Regardless of the type, implants will need to be replaced sometime down the road. Remember, you must be at least 18 to be eligible for saline implants.
Saline implants come in low, medium profile or high profile, meaning the projection of the implants can be slight or prominent. Depending on the comfort of the patient, these profile options are subjective and should be recommended in proportion to the natural shape of the patient. If you’re trying to visualize the difference in profile, we can liken the low profile implant type to be a cup size larger and the medium to be a cup and a half size difference from your natural breasts.
It’s important to understand that silicone implants are not liquid, but a softer silicone gel within the silicone implant membrane. These silicone implants come pre-filled, unlike saline implants that are required to be filled after the implant casing is inserted during surgery. Silicone gel implants are very pliable, and they feel a lot like the all natural breast tissue you were born with, which is why clients often prefer the feel of these during their testing period. Women twenty-two years or older are eligible for silicone implants only.
Silicone implants also come in an array of profiles from low to high and in a smooth or textured casing. Again, depending on how you feel about these implants once you have them in your hands will ultimately decide whether or not you go with silicone or saline. Silicone implants do have a tendency to obtain a rippling effect after some time, so it is best that you consult with your physician to see which size and shape will be best to avoid this.
Better still, are a subset of silicone implants called the ‘Gummy Bear’ implants that feel even more natural in the sense that they’re shaped like natural breast tissue, and they feel very soft. These gummy implants are a little more expensive than either silicone or saline implants but offers an even better look and feel.
At Beautiful Breasts, we understand that every woman sees perfection in a different light, so we are here to help you make the most natural selections that conform to your vision and desire as well as safety. Call our clinical team to schedule your consultation or to inquire about our saline and silicone breast implants further at (949) 565-2114.