How are Saline and Silicone Implants Different?

Breast Augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures performed. Breast Augmentation is performed to enhance the shape and size of their breasts, improve cleavage and bust line, and improve one’s self-confidence. Placing breast implants can improve changes due to age or pregnancy-related volume loss. It also can improve your natural contours. At Image Surgical Arts, we work with you to develop a customized plan based on your goals for your body.

Your breast enhancement options are broad. Implants come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and styles allowing you to achieve the look and feel you want. One of the first decisions we help you make is whether you prefer saline or silicone implants. Both silicone and saline implants have a silicone-based outer shell. It’s what’s inside that makes the difference and each has advantages that may make one a better fit for you.

Breast enhancement surgery is a decision that is individualized to each patient. Just because a friend of yours got a certain size or style may not mean that is what will fit both your body and your goals.

Let’s take a closer look at both silicone and saline implants to help jump-start the decision-making process.

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Silicone Implants

Silicone implants are generally more popular than saline implants. They have a more natural look and feel compared to saline implants. Silicone implants are thicker and firmer allowing them to move and sit in a more realistic fashion. They come in a wide range of shapes and sizes and can be placed either above or below the breast muscle making them a suitable choice for any woman. Additionally, silicone implants are less likely to have “rippling” which is an up and down ridge more commonly felt with saline implants.

Pre-filled silicone implants require a slightly larger incision for placement. If a rupture occurs, the implant will likely need to be removed and/or replaced which may be partially covered by the implants’ 10-year warranty.

Saline Implants

Saline implants are filled to your desired fullness at the time of your surgery with a sterile saline (saltwater) solution allowing for a smaller incision and scar. If saline implants rupture, it will deflate like a balloon. Other women simply prefer the way they look or feel.

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Over time, saline implants can cause a rippled effect that many women find unnatural. Dr. Harris typically performs breast augmentations with saline implants below the muscle to decrease the appearance of rippling. However, the likelihood of rippling is still significantly higher with saline implants.

What’s Best for You?

Dr. Brady Harris has performed hundreds of successful breast augmentation procedures and understands the latest techniques for both silicone and saline placement. At the time of your in-person consultation, Dr. Harris will talk to you about your goals before creating a customized treatment plan tailored to your individual desires.

Amazing Work! My breast augmentation was everything I wanted and went so smoothly. Dr.Harris and his team really work with you to provide the best service and results for your wants and needs. I can’t wait to for my next treatments with Dr.Harris and his team.

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Take the Next Step

If you’re interested in finding out whether you’re a good candidate for a breast augmentation, we encourage you to schedule an in-person consultation at Image Surgical Arts in Nashville, TN. Call us at (615) 205-6457 or fill out our online contact form today. We look forward to hearing from you!

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