Differences In Silicone And Saline Implants

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The team at Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery understands confusion can arise while researching information on breast augmentation surgery. You may be questioning what surgeon to go to, how much the surgery will cost, what to expect and this frequently asked question: what the difference between silicone and saline implants is? Plastic surgeons Dr. Ali and Dr. Tamir Mosharrafa are going to address the last-mentioned question so you can get a better understanding of what breast implant may or may not suit your lifestyle best.

Saline and silicone are substances found inside a breast implant. Please see the following information for insight on the two:

Silicone Implants

  • Silicone is a thick, sticky gel that closely resembles body fat.
  • Silicone implants are generally preferred because they feel more like natural breasts. They may require a larger incision to insert.
  • Silicone is generally more expensive, talk to the surgeons about pricing
  • Usually comes with a ten-year warranty

Saline Implants

  • Saline is sterile salt water.
  • Saline can feel a little harder, but you’ll need to test them out yourself to determine this.
  • Saline implants are inserted empty and then filled once they’re in place. This helps fix asymmetry issues with natural breasts.
  • Usually comes with a ten-year warranty

Another often-asked question is what happens if an implant ruptures?

If your saline implants ruptures, you’ll begin to notice the implant’s formation deflate, change in size and/or shape. The saline solution will eventually be absorbed by the body.

If your silicone implant ruptures, it will probably go unnoticed because the thick gel doesn’t usually deform the implant. The gel will likely remain in a fibrous capsule that forms around the implant, and will not leak into the body. Luckily, some of the newest get implants are build so that a lot of force is needed before they can rupture. An MRI and physical exam by your surgeon every three years is recommended to assess your implant’s condition.

Call the highly skilled surgeons Dr. Ali and Dr. Tamir Mosharrafa at Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery if you want additional details on breast augmentation surgery. They will provide their expert opinion on the two types of implants and recommend the best option for you! Call today!

If you wish to set up a consultation with one of our surgeons, please do not hesitate to call us at our Phoenix location. We are easily accessible and here to help. Call us now at (602) 513-8133.

The advice and information contained in this article is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to replace or counter a physician’s advice or judgment. Please always consult your physician before taking any advice learned here or in any other educational medical material.

 
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