Saline and silicone implants are the two options available to you, and each has relative advantages and disadvantages. It is important to carefully weigh your options and discuss this with Dr. Edds before making your final decision.
Saline breast implants have an outer shell made of silicone rubber, and are filled with a salt-water solution. Should the implant ever rupture, it is perfectly safe for the saline to be absorbed into the body. Since saline implants are filled after insertion, it is possible to place these implants with slightly smaller incisions.
Saline implants are sometimes criticized for their lack of compression, making them feel overly firm and unnatural. Depending on the case, modern techniques of placing the implant behind the pectoralis muscle can alleviate these issues.
Saline-filled breast implants have a firmer feel than gel, and their fill volume can be adjusted by your surgeon during your procedure. Since saline implants are inserted empty before they are filled, they can be placed in your chest through a slightly smaller incision.
You and your cosmetic surgeon now have more breast implant choices than ever. Be sure to discuss your desires, expectations, preferences, and express any concerns you may have with your surgeon so that together you can determine the best breast implant type for you.
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