Saline vs. Silicone

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Whether you got with saline or silicone breast implants is a matter of personal choice. But before you decide which is right for you, it’s important to make sure you understand the qualities and pros and cons of each.

  • Saline implants are filled with saline, typically at the time of surgery. These tend to feel firmer than silicone implants.
  • Silicone implants are prefilled with silicone gel, which is a thick, sticky fluid that mimics the feel of natural tissue.

In most cases, there is little to no discernible difference between the appearance of breasts augmented with saline versus silicone, but there could be a slightly greater chance of visible rippling or wrinkling with saline implants. The chances of this are reduced when implants are inserted under the pectoral muscle. For this reason, each patient’s individual muscle stiffness or looseness is important to consider when choosing implant type.

For a personal breast augmentation consultation, call 770-955-9000.

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