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.
If you have decided to enhance your figure with breast augmentation, you will not only choose between silicone and saline implants; you will need to select a size of implant that will give you the cup size you want. As this video explains, however, you won’t necessarily choose implant size based on cup size. Your surgeon will measure your breast width to determine the width of the implant you’ll look at. From here, you can determine the height of the implant and use a sizer to see how the final results will look.
A breast implant consultation in Oklahoma City should be completely customized to your individual needs, and that is just what you can expect with Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates. You can give us some background about your health with an online consult , or call us at (405) 546-2702 to schedule your first visit to our office.