The decision to have a breast augmentation is incredibly personal and it can come with a wide range of emotions from the consultation blues to the post-op questions. So, as you prepare for cosmetic surgery you should also know the educational guide lines of implants.
Saline Vs. Silicone
Saline breast implants are filled with sterile salt water. Should the implant leak, a saline implant will deflate, and the saline will be naturally absorbed by the body.
Silicone breast implants are filled with silicone gel. The gel feels a bit more like natural breast tissue. If the implant leaks, the gel may remain within the implant capsule.
The Simplicity of Choice. 3 Things to know when selecting an Implant
- Fullness: Round breast implants tend to make breasts appear fuller than form-stable implants. Higher profile options can achieve even more projection to the breast
- Smoothness: Smooth breast implants are the softest feeling. They give a more natural appearance.
- Firmness: Textured breast implants are less likely to move around inside of the breast and become repositioned
Whether you choose saline or silicone implants, it is important for you to monitor your breast implants and follow-up with your plastic surgeon for appropriate checkups.