Patients have to make several decisions leading up to their breast augmentation, and the type of implants to get is one of them. The two main types of implants are silicone and saline. Both have unique characteristics, but silicone implants have traditionally been the preferred choice by plastic surgeons, including Dr. Max, for many years. Plus, women also tend to choose silicone implants over saline after they get a chance to look at them, feel them and learn more about them. Here are some of the main advantages of choosing silicone implants over saline implants.
Natural Feel and Appearance
One of the main requests patients have is making their breasts look as natural as possible following their breast augmentation. Silicone implants consist of a soft gel that closely resembles the feeling of natural breast tissue. During a breast augmentation, patients may choose to simply restore the natural size of their breasts or go a couple sizes larger. With silicone implants, the results will look just as natural when compared to their saline counterparts. And since silicone implants weigh less than saline implants, they won’t move around as much over time, leading to a more natural appearance and a longer duration.
Reduced Likelihood of Rippling
Rippling is another thing women have to think about when choosing implants for their breast augmentation. Women who have a thinner body type are more prone to experiencing rippling or wrinkling on the outer surface of the breast, simply because they don’t have as much tissue to cover the implants. Silicone implants can significantly reduce the likelihood of rippling compared to saline implants for any body type, but especially thinner women. Dr. Max has performed breast augmentation procedures for many years and almost always recommends silicone implants because of the lower chances of rippling, among other factors.
Smaller Chances of Developing Scar Tissue
Internal scar tissue can develop anytime breast augmentation is performed. This is called capsular contracture and happens when scar tissue develops around the breast implants and contracts the implant, making it feel hard and altering its shape. Silicone implants are known for reducing the chances of capsular contracture from occurring, so patients can feel more confident knowing their implants will look and feel more natural for years to come following their breast augmentation.
Dr. Max and his friendly staff at MP Plastic Surgery are here to provide the best individualized service to women who are considering breast augmentation. Everyone has their own reasons for getting breast augmentation, and we are here to guide you in the right direction and answer every question you may have. It’s natural to feel some uncertainty, but Dr. Max’s many years of experience will help you feel comfortable, confident and relaxed throughout the entire process.
When you’re ready to talk to Dr. Max about your breast augmentation, don’t hesitate to call (871) 731-2789 to schedule a consultation and start the process of having the body you’ve always dreamed about.