Because breast implants come in a variety of styles, sizes, textures, and shapes, it is essential to know which will best suit you. Understanding silicone vs. saline breast implants can help patients make an informed decision before committing to treatment. Your physician will help guide you towards choosing the best options to reach your desired effect.
At Lowe Plastic Surgery in Oklahoma City, OK, Dr. James B. Lowe specializes in all aspects of breast implant procedures. He has provided care for cosmetic patients for over a decade and can walk you through what to expect from both implant options.
Saline implants consist of a silicone shell filled with a sterile saltwater solution. In most cases, they are placed in the breast first and filled afterward.
There are several benefits to choosing saline breast implants, including:
However, patients should be aware of the drawbacks to this implant option. Saline implants:
A silicone breast implant has a silicone outer shell that is filled with a viscous silicone gel. Depending on your preference, you can choose either a smooth or textured shell.
Some of the advantages of silicone breast implants include:
Some of the shortcomings of silicone breast implants include:
Let Dr. Lowe help you make a more informed choice about choosing the right breast implants for you.
To determine your candidacy for breast implants, you will need to schedule a meeting with Dr. Lowe so he can conduct a comprehensive evaluation. This consultation will include:
Every potential breast augmentation patient should be thoroughly informed about the differences between saline and silicone breast implants. During your consultation, Dr. Lowe will carefully listen to your aesthetic concerns and help you determine a treatment plan to meet your needs.
Make sure to write down any questions or concerns you have and bring them in during your consultation. When you leave our office, we want you to feel informed and confident about your treatment decisions.
Your decision to have breast augmentation is a personal one. Let Dr. Lowe help you make a more informed choice about choosing the right breast implants for you. Contact him today online or by calling (405) 942-4300.
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