When you are considering the option of getting breast implants, it can be a lonely road. Beyond your doctor, there really aren’t that many people out there who are talking about their breast implants if they have them.
You are not alone in wanting to get this procedure. Four percent of women in the United States alone already have breast implants. All patients have different reasoning for getting these procedures. Here is what a professional said about patients’ motivation for investing in breast implants:
“Many desire a fuller, 'perkier' appearance, while others are more interested in size and shape," said Beachwood, OH Plastic Surgeon Dr. Steven Goldman, who offers silicone and saline implant options to help the patient achieve her desired look and feel. "Silicone and saline implants provide a nice cosmetic lift and plumping of the breasts; however, both achieve different results in term of size, appearance, and texture. One of the common questions patients ask is 'Which is better?'”
Not knowing people’s opinions about breast implant makes it hard to discuss the specifics of things like saline vs. silicone. We talked with the experts to try to find out some of the benefits of each type of implant, so you can begin to evaluate which implant is the best option for you. Here are some of the benefits of each, so that you can choose the material best suited for you.
Saline vs. Silicone Implants
If you want breast implants that look true-to-life, then silicone implants are your match. The touch and feel of implants is important to many patients because they do not want to the breast to feel fake. When it comes to the most real-feeling implant, the silicone implants win hands down. They also tend to look a lot more realistic when compared to saline. For patient with thinner frames they tend to provide the best aesthetic and fit.
If you want a higher and rounder appearance to your breast implants, saline implants are the way to go. These are perkier and youthful in appearance, and this is appealing to many of those who want to rejuvenate their appearance. Although saline does look fake on some patients, for those with thicker or denser breast tissue the implants look completely natural.
Get What Works for
You Ultimately, selecting an implant is a decision best discussed between you and your doctor. The safest option for your frame and medical history is what you’re going to want to go with. Neither implant is better than other necessarily; it is all about choosing a good fit for the patient.
To find a qualified board certified plastic surgeon, find a doctor in your area and get a consultation to learn more about choosing between saline and silicone breast implants, or ask a doctor more questions about what is best for you.
Also, check out our Infographic: Got Boobs? The Growth of the American Breast.
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