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What is the Difference Between Saline and Silicone Breast Implants?

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When you choose to undergo breast augmentation, you have your choice between saline breast implants or silicone breast implants. Although Dr. Rifai and the team at Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery & will go over much of this with you during your consultation, you should understand what the main differences are between the two types of implants.

Saline Breast Implants

Saline implants are filled with saline, a sterile saltwater solution, after they have been placed by Dr. Rifai. Because of this, a smaller incision can be made, which results in a smaller scar. They are also filled to the size you and Dr. Rifai have agreed upon, and may be adjusted during your surgery.

Saline implants feel less like natural breast tissue, and are more prone to rippling, bottoming out, and double-bubble. However, they are the only breast implant available to women between the ages of 18 and 22.

Silicone Breast Implants

First, silicone breast implants are very safe, and will not harm you in the event of rupture. They are pre-filled prior to your breast augmentation, which will result in a marginally larger incision. Silicone breast implants look and feel more like natural breast tissue. Silicone breast implants are only available to patients who are at least 22-years-old. You will also need to undergo alternative mammogram screening, and get MRIs more often with silicone breast implants.

If you want to discuss which breast implant is most suitable for you, and you are in the Detroit, Southfield, Port Huron or Jackson, Michigan area, please contact Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery & today.

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