For your breast augmentation procedure, you will be able to choose from two main types of breast implants. Each has its benefits. At your initial consultation about saline and silicone breast implants, Michigan cosmetic surgeon Dr. Rouchdi Rifai will discuss the pros and cons of each option with you so that you can make a fully informed decision about the type of breast implant that will meet your needs and aesthetic goals.
The Makeup of Silicone Implants
Silicone implants are filled with a silicone gel and encased in a silicone shell. The silicone filler is a thick, sticky fluid that closely resembles the feel of human fat. As a result, it looks and feels similar to your natural breast tissue. Silicone breast implants come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and profiles, and you can choose between a smooth or textured implant shell.
Advantages of Silicone Implants
The advantages of silicone breast implants are largely cosmetic. Both saline and silicone implants are FDA approved for breast augmentation procedures and can provide the figure enhancement you are looking for. In general, with silicone breast implants, you can expect
- to achieve much more natural looking and feeling results when you opt for silicone implants
- smoother and softer material than the saline solution used to fill breast implants.
- less chance of rippling and wrinkles than saline implants
In contrast, saline implants tend to feel more like inflated balloons. For this reason, silicone implants are generally a much better option for women who are very thin or who have minimal natural breast tissue.
Another cosmetic advantage of silicone implants is the ability of the filler material to stick together. As a result, you will not experience implant deflation in the event of a rupture. When saline implants deflate, they create a disfigured appearance that requires revision surgery to correct.
To learn more about your breast augmentation options, please call 248-723-9370 today or contact Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery & to schedule your consultation with Dr. Rifai. We serve patients throughout the Detroit, Southfield, Port Huron, and Jackson areas of Michigan.