Breast augmentation is one of the most common types of cosmetic plastic surgery. Last year, more than 300,000 plastic surgery breast augmentation procedures were performed in the U.S. alone. Amongst those procedures, more than half used silicone implants. However, saline still remains a popular choice.
So when it comes to making your own decision, it helps to know the difference. Saline implants are made with a silicone shell. They are typically inserted empty first and then filled with saline, a saltwater solution. If for some reason they rupture, the saline solution is safely absorbed by the body and deposited naturally.
On the other hand, silicone implants are filled with a more solid silicone gel and have risen in popularity after an FDA ban was lifted in 2006. Silicone implants are firmer and are said to feel more natural.
The best way to decide which implant is right for you is to consult with an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Carl Lentz at his Daytona Beach office.
Feel free to contact our office to schedule a private consultation.