Choosing Between Saline and Silicone Breast Implants

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What Type of Breast Implants Are Better, Saline or Silicone? 

Breast Augmentation: Breast augmentation is a common cosmetic procedure chosen by many women to enhance their breast size and shape. One of the key decisions when considering breast augmentation is choosing between saline and silicone implants. 

Saline Implants: Saline implants are filled with sterile saltwater. They are inserted empty and then filled once they are in place. Saline implants tend to be firmer to the touch and are generally less expensive than silicone implants. In case of a rupture, the saline solution is harmlessly absorbed by the body. 

Silicone Implants: Silicone implants are filled with a silicone gel that closely mimics the feel of natural breast tissue. They are pre-filled before insertion and provide a more natural look and feel compared to saline implants. Silicone implants are less likely to ripple or wrinkle and may require a longer incision for placement. 

Dr. Justin Martin: Dr. Justin Martin is a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience in performing breast augmentations. He can help you decide which type of implant is best suited for your body and desired outcome. Consultation with Dr. Martin is key to understanding the benefits and risks associated with each type of implant. 

Ultimately, the decision between saline and silicone implants depends on your personal preferences, body type, and aesthetic goals. It is important to discuss your options thoroughly with a qualified plastic surgeon like Dr. Martin to ensure the best possible outcome for your breast augmentation procedure.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.