Silicone vs. Saline Implants: Understanding Your Breast Augmentation Options

Silicone vs. Saline Implants: Understanding Your Breast Augmentation Options

Breast augmentation is one of the most sought-after plastic surgery procedure in the United States. Whether you’re increasing your cup size to improve your proportions or to restore volume in your chest following surgery, you need to decide what type of implant to have placed.

At Plastic Surgery Arts Center, we prioritize the safety and satisfaction of our patients. When you’re considering breast implants, here’s what Dr. Jan Garcia and our skilled team in Webster, Texas, want you to know about your options.

About silicone implants

Silicone implants are renowned for providing a natural look and feel to the breasts. Filled with a cohesive silicone gel, these implants closely mimic the texture of natural breast tissue. They are available in various shapes and sizes, making it easier to achieve personalized results that complement your body's proportions. 

The flexibility of silicone implants often lends itself to a more subtle and realistic enhancement.

About saline implants

Saline implants are filled with sterile saltwater solution after being inserted into the breast pocket, allowing for precise adjustments to achieve symmetry. They offer a firmer feel compared to silicone implants. Some women prefer their feel and appearance.

Saline implants also require smaller incisions, potentially resulting in smaller scars. While saline does not provide the same level of natural texture as silicone, these implants can still offer an aesthetically pleasing outcome.

Making your decision

Here are some of the specific considerations to weigh when deciding whether silicone or saline are for you.

Look and feel

Silicone implants tend to offer a softer and more natural feel, while saline implants may feel slightly firmer. Consider how you want your enhanced breasts to look and whether you prioritize a more natural texture.

Incision size

If you're concerned about scarring, saline implants may be a better choice as they require smaller incisions during surgery.

Rupture concerns

Both types of implants can rupture, but the difference lies in how it's detected. Saline implant ruptures are typically more apparent, as the implant deflates, while silicone ruptures might require imaging for an accurate diagnosis.

Age and lifestyle

Your age, body type, and lifestyle can influence your implant choice. Discuss your preferences and concerns with our team to ensure a tailored approach.

Consultation process

Your breast augmentation journey begins with an in-depth consultation. During this time, you discuss your aesthetic goals, medical history, and concerns with the team here at Plastic Surgery Arts Center use their expertise to help you navigate the nuances of silicone vs. saline implants, ensuring you make a decision that's right for you.

Saline and silicone breast implants both help you achieve a more voluminous and shapelier chest. Remember that your breast augmentation journey is unique to you. Dr. Garcia and the staff at Plastic Surgery Arts Center are with you every step of the way. They equip you with the information you need to make a confident decision in the type of implant that’s right for you.

We’re committed to helping you achieve your desired body contours through safe and effective breast surgery. Call our office or use the “book online” button on this website to request an appointment.

When you make an appointment, also ask about our seasonal special. Save 20% on all facial procedures this fall! The special applies to laser facial skin toning, fillers, Botox®, hair removal, and laser for spider veins.

You Might Also Enjoy...

Deciding Whether a Facelift Is Right for You 

Deciding Whether a Facelift Is Right for You 

A facelift can help erase wrinkles and lift sagging skin, but the procedure is a commitment when it comes to recovery. Here’s what to consider when deciding if a facelift is right for you. 
Liposuction, Tummy Tuck, or Both?

Liposuction, Tummy Tuck, or Both?

Are you struggling to achieve the toned midsection you've always desired? Many turn to plastic surgery to get rid of stubborn fat deposits and loose skin around the abdomen. But, what’s the best method: tummy tuck or liposuction? 
4 Signs You're a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck

4 Signs You're a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck

If you just can’t tighten your abdomen, despite diet and exercise, a tummy tuck may be the answer. This surgical procedure removes excess fat and tightens weakened muscles to create a tighter midsection. Are you a candidate? Find out here.
How to Ensure Natural-Looking Botox Results

How to Ensure Natural-Looking Botox Results

You may avoid Botox® injections, fearing they’ll leave you looking unnatural or frozen. Optimally applied Botox smoothes lines and wrinkles, but leaves you looking more relaxed and rejuvenated. Here’s how to get natural-looking results.
Myths and Facts About Liposuction

Myths and Facts About Liposuction

Liposuction is a popular cosmetic procedure that helps refine your physique. If you’re considering liposuction, you’ll hear lots of misinformation. Read on to learn more about the myths and facts of this minimally invasive cosmetic surgery.

Recovering From Breast Augmentation: What to Expect

If you’re considering breast augmentation, aka a boob job, you may wonder what to expect during recovery. Here’s information about the healing process, downtime, and when you’ll be able to enjoy your results.