Comparing Silicone and Saline Breast Implants

Not all breast augmentation procedures are alike, and a key difference will be in the type of implant used. Silicone and saline breast implants are the two basic options, and they are both completely safe and approved by the FDA. There are, however, some important distinctions to be aware of. Saline breast implants have been filled with sterile salt water, and they may experience rippling or deflation over time. Alternatively, silicone breast implants have a soft, squishy feel that more closely mimics the natural texture of breast tissue.

Neither silicone nor saline breast implants are designed to last for a lifetime, and they may need to be removed or replaced after 7-20 years. If a saline implant ruptures, it will be obvious, because the implant will deflate and the salt water inside will be absorbed through the body. If silicone implants rupture, this will need to be confirmed with an X-ray or MRI, though the risk of rupture is extremely rare.

For a complete look at your options with breast implants , schedule an appointment with one of the skilled, board-certified surgeons of Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates. We are available for breast augmentation consultations in Oklahoma City, so give us a call at (405) 546-2702.

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