Choosing between saline and silicone breast implants is one way you can customize your breast augmentation to your goals and expectations. Both implants produce effective and beautiful breast augmentation results, and neither implant is the wrong choice. Our board-certified plastic surgeons will help you compare and choose a breast implant type.

To learn more about breast implants offered at our plastic surgery practice near Denver, please call Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery at (720) 457-4471.

Advantages of Saline Breast Implants

Some of the advantages of saline breast implants include:

  • These implants are filled with a sterile saltwater solution similar to the fluid that makes up the human body.
  • May allow a slightly smaller incision than a silicone gel breast implant
  • Slightly firmer feel than gel-filled implants
  • Flexible volume that can be adjusted during surgery

Saline breast implants are filled with saline fluid after being placed in your breast, so only the most minimal incision is required to place the breast implant.

Saline breast implants contain a sodium and water solution. If your breast implant ruptures or tears, the saline fluid is harmlessly absorbed by your body and will not have any adverse health effects. Of course, silicone gel has not been shown to cause adverse health effects either. Both types of breast implant have been rigorously tested for safety and effectiveness by the FDA.

Which Type of Breast Implant Is Right for You?

Both types of implant have unique advantages, but our plastic surgeons can use either type to create the enhanced breasts size and improved breast shape you have always wanted. You can see the stunning results achieved by our plastic surgeons and compare results of each type of implant by visiting our saline breast augmentation and silicone breast augmentation before and after galleries. There are both projection and shell surface options to discuss with your surgeon as well.

As part of the breast augmentation planning process, we will make sure you have all the information you need to choose a breast implant type. Some women prefer the optimally natural look and feel of silicone breast implants, while other women choose saline breast implants because of the advantages listed above. We are committed to helping you achieve the final result you want, and we will help you choose all of the options surrounding your breast augmentation procedure.

To find out more about breast implants offered at our plastic surgery practice near Denver, please contact Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery by phone at (720) 457-4471 or through the form on this page to schedule a complimentary cosmetic consultation with one of our experienced plastic surgeons.