QUIZ: What’s the Best Breast Implant Option for Me?  

A doctor holding out breast implants to a woman to examine. (Model)

Breast augmentation surgery involves several decisions that allow you to customize your procedure. Yet, one pivotal decision stands out among your choices: silicone or saline. The “Is saline or silicone better” debate is about both aesthetics and what feels right for you.

This post will compare the features of saline and silicone options to help you choose the best breast implant to align with your preferences and goals.

Why Choose Silicone Implants?

Silicone implants are renowned for their ability to mimic the natural feel and appearance of breast tissue. The following are some reasons patients may opt for silicone implants:

  • The gel consistency closely resembles the look, feel, and movement of natural breast tissue.
  • Silicone implants tend to show less rippling, making them a good choice for lean body types.
  • Whether you desire a teardrop shape or a more rounded look, silicone offers versatility.
  • Though rupture is possible, modern silicone implants are durable and designed to maintain shape integrity.

Why Select Saline Implants?

Saline implants offer their own set of advantages:

  • Your surgeon can adjust the amount of saline in the implants during the procedure for enhanced symmetry.
  • Saline implants are typically inserted empty and filled once in place, allowing smaller incisions.
  • If a saline implant ruptures, your body safely absorbs the sterile saltwater solution. The change is immediately noticeable and can be addressed promptly.
  • Saline implants are generally less expensive than silicone.

Take this quiz to learn which option may be best for you.

What’s Next?

The Advanced Plastic Surgery Institute team is here to guide you through the selection process. However, understanding your implant options prior to your consultation equips you with the knowledge to engage in an informed discussion with your surgeon.

If you’d like to speak with a board-certified plastic surgeon about breast augmentation, please call our office today at (480) 466-7355 or request a consultation.

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