There are many reasons women choose breast augmentation. Some include, enlarging their breasts to make their bodies more proportional, reshaping/enlarging to correct what pregnancy and motherhood has done to them, or balancing their breasts because they differ in size or shape. There are many options available for women that decide breast augmentation is right for them. These options include saline-filled implants and silicone gel-filled implants. For many women, the decision to do so isn’t the problem, but deciding which implant is better for them.
Saline implants are filled with a sterilized saltwater solution and are filled once placed in the breast pocket during surgery. This allows the surgeon to adjust the volume if needed. The rupture rate for saline implants is 1.8% per year and you must be at least 18 years old.
Silicone implants are filled with a cohesive silicone gel, which is not a liquid or semi-liquid. It holds together uniformly while retaining the natural give that resembles breast tissue. Silicone implants are pre-filled and inserted in the breast pocket during surgery. The rupture rate for silicone implants is 1% at 6 years and you must be at least 22 years old.
Both implants are very safe and FDA approved. Both are available in a wide range of sizes and profiles to fit different body types. Consult with your Dr. Zemmel, together you can discuss and decide which implant is the right choice for you.