Advantages of Silicone Breast Implants

silicone vs saline breast implants

Breast augmentation surgery is quite popular among women. The number of women getting breast implants to improve the size and contours of their breasts is rapidly increasing. However, before considering breast augmentation, you need to know about various factors associated with the procedure. Choosing the right type of breast implant is the most crucial and vital step. Although the breast implants should always be selected with the recommendation of a plastic surgeon, generally, silicone breast implants are preferred. The below-given information will help you know about the silicone implants and why they are preferred over other options.

Benefits of Silicone Breast Implants

FDA approved the use of silicone breast implants in 2006. They are suitable for women over the age of 22. These implants are covered with a silicone shell and filled with silicone gel. They have their pros and cons, but their pros outweigh the cons. Due to this, they are preferred over saline breast implants.

Some benefits of silicone gel implants are explained below:

Safe in Use

Silicone implants are safe in use. They do not increase the risk of breast cancer. There is no danger of developing connective tissue or autoimmune diseases such as:

  • Lupus
  • Scleroderma
  • Rheumatoid
  • Arthritis

Natural Look

Most of the patients appreciate the way silicone gel implants look and feel. These implants very closely resemble the natural breast tissue in look and feel. Moreover, they do not have a water-filled balloon-like feel, which is the case with saline implants. Women undergoing breast augmentation surgery always wish to have natural-looking results, and silicone implants are the perfect option.

Less Chance of Wrinkling

One of the worst drawbacks of saline implants is that they cause wrinkling, especially in slim and slender women. It can occur even if implants are placed behind the pectoral muscles. However, in silicone breast implants, there are very fewer chances of rippling or wrinkling. Silicone implants are great for women who are thin enough to feel their ribcage on the side of their chest.

Less Chance of Tissue Stretching

There are higher chances of stretching of skin and tissues of breasts in the case of saline implants. They may also cause pocket expansion, bottoming out, or sagginess of breasts. However, all these problems can be fixed with the use of silicone gel breast implants.

Effective for Ribcage Irregularities

Silicone gel implants are quite beneficial for women with rib cage irregularities. It is because they seem to drape more smoothly over the irregular rib cage.

Free Consultation

Are you interested in having silicone breast implants or want to know more about your options? If yes, then schedule a free consultation with one of our plastic surgeons today. You can also have free online consultation to get answers to your queries. We are also offering free consultation with 100% financing and 0% interest to our new and existing clients, along with a lifetime free aftercare.