Unsure about the differences between saline and silicone implants? Want to know about the types, textures, and shapes of implants? Want to know about the benefits and risks of both the implants? This article is going to help you know all that you need to know about saline and silicone implants.
Whenever the procedure of breast augmentation is discussed, types of breast implants are always an important part of the discussion. Breast augmentation surgery is a surgical procedure that enhances the shape and size of breasts by placing implants in them. Breast implants are available in a variety of types differing in shapes, sizes, and textures. Saline and silicone gel breast implants are the most commonly used types of breast implants.
If you are considering breast implants, below given information about both types will help you choose the more suitable option.
Saline implants have a silicone shell covering and are filled with sterile salt water. In the case of breast augmentation, they are suitable for women having an age of 18 years or more. On the other hand, for breast reconstruction, saline implants are suitable for women of any age. They are placed empty and are filled afterward.
Silicone gel implants also have a covering of silicone shell but are filled with silicone gel. Silicone gel is a thick sticky fluid that looks like human fat. For women interested in breast augmentation with silicone gel implants, the suitable age is 22 years or more. However, breast reconstruction is not bound by age as it is suited for women of all ages. Silicone implants are placed pre-filled. Silicone gel implants look and feel more natural as compared to saline implants.
Before undergoing breast implant surgery, it is essential to understand several important factors associated with it. Some of the most crucial factors related to breast implants are given below:
Breast implants, when inserted by a well-trained and highly experienced plastic surgeon – do not cause any severe complications. However, they still pose certain risks. Some common risks associated with both implants are given below:
If implant ruptures, the consequences may differ depending on the type. If saline breast implant ruptures, it will deflate causing a change in the shape and size of the breast. The body absorbs the saline solution and it does not cause any damage. A new implant can be inserted at the same time. If silicone gel implant ruptures, it may not be noticed because silicone traps in the tissues around the implant. This does not cause any severe damage but may cause pain or changes in the shape of breasts. In the case of silicone gel implant rupture, surgeons recommend surgical removal.
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