SALINE OR SILICONE: MAKING THE CHOICE

Breast augmentation provides you with the curves you have always wanted to round out your body contour. This procedure is highly customisable to the precise desires and body proportions of each woman to ensure natural, beautiful results. To achieve that goal, there are many choices you will need to make to create the breast enhancement plan that is tailor-made for you. With an extensive selection of implants available, My Cosmetic Clinic has the information you need to make the best choices for your procedure.

Saline Implants: The Original Choice for Breast Augmentation

Saline implants were the first to be introduced to women as a means of enhancing the size and shape of the breasts. These devices are crafted of a silicone shell, which is filled with a sterile saline solution once the implant is placed inside the chest. There are different benefits of saline implants:

  • Adjustment of the implant inside the breast may result in a better result
  • The unfilled shell does not require as long of an incision for placement
  • If the implant ruptures, the saline solution will be safely reabsorbed by the body
  • A rupture will be visible on the outside of the breast almost immediately

The main reason women do not choose saline implants more often is because they tend to be harder than their silicone counterparts. The harder exterior can lead to a more unnatural look and feel, which may make women feel self-conscious both in their appearance and during intimacy with their partner.

Silicone Implants Offer Natural Look and Feel

When silicone implants were introduced in Australia, they quickly became a popular choice over saline implants for the majority of women. In fact, as many as 90 percent of breast augmentations performed in this country may involve silicone implants. These devices also consist of a silicone shell, which comes pre-filled with a silicone gel. Numerous benefits are associated with these implants:

  • Both round and teardrop-shaped implants are available to fit every woman’s physiology
  • Variety of size and profile options help you achieve your personal cosmetic goals
  • Natural look and feel make it difficult, if not impossible, to detect the presence of an implant
  • Lower risk of complications like capsular contracture and visible breast rippling
  • No noticeable changes to the breast in the event of an implant rupture

One drawback to silicone implants is that a larger incision is needed to place the implant since it comes pre-filled. Because you are unable to detect a rupture by appearance alone, it is also recommended that women with silicone implants undergo an MRI if they suspect a rupture might have occurred.

Introducing Foam Silicone Implants

In 2008, silicone implants were taken to the next level with the introduction of the polyurethane foam-covered gel implants. These implants also contain a silicone gel, but the outside of the shell is coated with a thin layer of polyurethane foam. Also known as “furries,” these implants boast an even lower rate of capsular contracture than other silicone devices. They also feature a reduced likelihood of migration or rotation within the breast tissue, which is another common reason for revision surgery.

Making the Right Choice

With so many options in breast implants today, how do you know which implant will meet your needs best? Dr Ansari will take ample time to assess your situation and discuss your cosmetic goals to help you choose the implants that will provide you with the best outcome. While most of our patients end up with silicone implants, Dr Ansari offers the full range of implant choices to ensure all his patients get the exact results they want.

If you would like to add size and curves to your figure, perhaps breast augmentation is the solution for you. To learn more about this surgery, contact My Cosmetic Clinic today on 1300 85 49 89 to schedule your consultation with Dr Ansari.


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