Choosing Between Silicone and Saline Breast Implants

When you decide that breast augmentation is right for you, the next step in the process is choosing your implant material. Both silicone and saline implants can give an attractive, natural result, but there are some subtle differences between the two. If you’re feeling undecided, an easy way to get a feel for your personal preference between silicone and saline is to see the results of others who have had the procedure. A quick internet search can yield hundreds of photos of satisfied breast augmentation patients, and gives a vivid visual representation of both types of implants.

Saline implants are a great choice for you if having the smallest incision possible is one of your top priorities for the procedure, as saline implants are first placed inside the breast, and then the implants are filled with saline. Silicone implants require a slightly larger incision, as they are inserted during surgery pre-filled, but their composition of synthetic polymers makes them unique in that they most closely resemble human fat.

Both options produce absolutely stunning results, and your personal preference is one of the key factors in making your decision. A consultation with your cosmetic surgeon, an expert source of information and advice, will further guide you to the best choice of material for you.