Silicone vs. Saline
Below are the differences of silicone vs. saline.
|Fill Type||A safe cohesive silicone gel||A salt water solution close to the type found in the human body|
|Feel||Soft to the touch which feels more like natural breast tissue||Less like natural breast Increased risk of wrinkling and rippling|
|Incision||Requires a small incision||Allows the smallest incision possible|
|Age||22 years or older||18 years or older|
|Price||A premier option at a higher price||A great choice at a lower cost|
Breast size is important to many women for a variety of reasons. If you are dissatisfied with your breast size, breast augmentation surgery is a choice to consider. Often times, women notice a decrease in breast size or a change in shape after pregnancy and nursing, or after losing weight. Breast augmentation may enhance your breast size and shape while giving you the more proportional figure you always wanted. The implant used for breast augmentation may be filled with saline (dilute salt water) or silicone which is inserted through a small incision on the edge of the areola or under your breast. Breast augmentation is an outpatient procedure. You should expect between one to three weeks of recovery time. By inserting an implant behind each breast, Dr. Baroody is able to increase your bustline by one or more bra cup sizes. If you’re considering breast augmentation, the following information will give you a basic understanding of the procedure.