Silicone or Saline Breast Implants in Pasadena
An important decision when considering breast augmentation, is whether to go with saline or silicone gel breast implants.
Saline implants cost less. They can be placed using a smaller incision. They are more adjustable and can correct for differences in size more precisely. If they rupture, the saline leaks out and the breast becomes flat. They have a firmer feel then silicone gel implants. You have more chance of noticing the implant against the breast skin. This gives a slightly “faker” look. The rates of internal scarring are higher then silicone gel implants.
Silicone gel implants are more expensive but they are lighter and softer. They hang more like natural breast tissue. They require a larger incision to place in the body. They are not as adjustable as saline in correcting differences in breast size. Studies have shown decreased rates of scarring. If they rupture, the silicone gel can sometimes “leak” outside the breast pocket.
Both silicone and saline breast implants are safe, FDA approved devices that do not cause cancer or prevent cancer diagnosis. Please contact my office with any questions or to schedule a complimentary consultation.
Dr. Shankar Lakshman