Every woman has a different goal when it comes to breast implants. Women usually want their breasts to be bigger, more youthful, without looking fake. The good news is that there are now more options than ever before for patients who are thinking about breast augmentation. But with more options come more decisions. Perhaps one of the very first decisions that you’ll have to think about is which type of breast implant you want: saline or silicone. The good news is that when you work with Dr. Max you’ll be getting some of the absolute finest surgical experience. Give us a call today at (817) 529-9199 to get started and learn more. You can also look through our gallery of Before-and-After pictures to see some of the fabulous, natural-looking results that our patients enjoy.
Saline versus Silicone Breast Implants
Women often come to their consultations having done quite a bit of research on silicone and saline implants. We always love when our patients do their homework and come ready with a list of questions. Here’s a little bit more information on saline and silicone implants.
- Saline – While saline used to be the most popular option, it has declined in popularity with the rise of silicone implants. However, they still have several terrific benefits. First, they require a smaller incision. This is because Dr. Max can insert them into the breast pocket deflated. Once they’re inside, he fills them to the proper volume. Also, they are by far the most cost effective, often at least $1,000 cheaper than silicone. Furthermore, if they leak, they are very safe (unlike silicone) because the saline solution inside of them is absorbed and expelled by the body just like a glass of water. However, they tend to feel harder and less natural than silicone.
- Silicone – Made from a silicone shell and filled with a sticky gel, silicone implants are much softer than saline. This leads many patients to believe that they feel more natural. However, it is very difficult to tell when the leak, which is why patients are recommended to get MRIs every year to check.
- Cohesive gel – The newest option for breast implants, women love cohesive gel implants. They are often referred to as “gummy bear” implants because of how similar they feel to the candy. They resist leaks but the patient still need to get MRIs.
Why Patients Love Dr. Max
When you decide to get breast augmentation, you’ll end up spending quite a bit of time with your surgeon. There are consultations, surgical preparation, and postoperative visits. Our patients absolutely love how relaxed, kind, and attentive Dr. Max is. He also practices a decision-making system that gives our patients more control over the process so they have more confidence in their decision about their breast implants. Patients appreciate how Dr. Max is transparent and completely honest with them. You’ll always have all the information you need to make the best possible decision. We would love to learn more about you and how we can help you improve the size and shape of your breasts.
Give us a call today at (817) 529-9199 for more information on breast implants and you’ll get to talk with one of our friendly and well-trained staff. We can’t wait to hear from you!