Advantages of Saline Breast Implants

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons Serving Denver & Lone Tree, Colorado

Posted: August 23, 2013

Choosing between saline and silicone gel breast implants is an important aspect of your breast augmentation procedure. At Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery, our experienced plastic surgeons can discuss the characteristics of each breast implant and help you decide which one is right for your goals.

Some of the advantages of saline breast implants include:

  • The implants are filled with a sterile saltwater solution similar to the fluid that makes up most of the human body
  • Because saline breast implants are filled only after they are placed in your breast, saline implants may require a slightly smaller incision compared to silicone breast implants.
  • Slightly firmer feel than the gel-filled implants
  • Flexible volume which can be adjusted during surgery

Please visit our saline breast implant before and after gallery to see examples of results.

Saline breast implants are filled with saline fluid, which is a solution of sodium and water. Silicone breast implants are filled with a cohesive silicone gel. Both breast implants are used to create larger breasts that have a natural look and feel. The right type of breast implant for you depends on your expectations of results, your breast and chest measurements and other physical characteristics of your breast tissue.

To learn more about breast implants in the Denver area, please contact Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery to schedule a complimentary cosmetic consultation.