Getting a breast augmentation surgery done is one of the best life-changing decisions you can make. Underdeveloped or asymmetrical breasts may make you feel conscious about your appearance, and might affect your lifestyle, social image and self-esteem. Apart from cosmetic reasons, patients may consider getting implants as a reconstructive surgery, such as after mastectomy for breast cancer, to regain their figure. Regardless of the reason, we discuss all options with our patients to make sure they are fully informed.
If you are considering breast implants Miami to flaunt fuller curves mimicking the natural ones, you ought to know about the difference between saline and silicone implants. Clear distinctions, pros, and cons of each option will help you make an educated decision and move ahead with confidence. Here is what you need to know-
Saline Breast Implants
Saline breast implants are filled with sterile salt water, and are available to all women of 18+ age considering breast augmentation. You can consider it like a water balloon; you may feel it rippling beneath your skin. If it ruptures, it is easily identified with the deflation. Generally, broken saline breast implants Miami are very safe, have been researched and tested and are cleared for use by the FDA.
Why Saline Breast Implants
- Natural solution- sterile salt water can be safely absorbed by the body
- Adjustability and size flexibility
- Easy detection of implant leak
- Smaller incision is required, thus a smaller scar
Though the list of choosing saline breast implants is quite impressive, but something that may cause you to reconsider is the fact that it looks less natural than the silicone implants.
Silicone Breast Implants
Silicone breast implants are actually silicon shells filled with silicone gel, an inert polymer that is not known or shown to cause allergies, sensitivities or reactions in the body. These implants are available to women 22 years or older only and are create a firmer look, replicating real breasts. If a silicone gel implant ruptures; the leak may be slow and may take time to discover or notice. If you notice a change in contour of breasts, pain, tenderness, numbness or swelling, you can get an MRI scan done which will detect if there is a leak in the implant.
Why Silicone Breast Implants
- Gives a realistic and fuller feel
- They are lighter and hence the risk of downward displacement due to gravity is lower
- Less rippling
- Offers better feel, more like the natural fat tissue
Silicone breast implants are costlier than saline ones.
We hope this information helps. If you have more questions or need more detailed information before making a decision about breast implants Miami, you can book appointment with Tamy M. Faierman, MD, PA. Dr. Faierman specializes in breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast lift and several other invasive and non-invasive treatments. Get more details- call (954) 322-2742.