Although silicone implants have seen a recent upward swing in popularity, saline implants can still be a positive choice for many women considering breast augmentation in Denver. Saline implants have several advantages that are all too often forgotten when swayed by their more glamorous silicone counterparts.
One of the primary advantages of saline implants is that they tend to have a lower rate of requiring revision surgery later on, as compared to silicone implants.* This means less chance of going under the knife twice in a relatively short timeframe. Additionally, silicone implants carry a greater risk of developing capsular contracture, a hardened shell of scar tissue that surrounds the implants.* Women in Denver who have breast augmentation with saline implants have a reduced rate of capsular contracture.*
When choosing saline implants, the incisions used can be very small. This is because, unlike silicone, the shells alone can be inserted, and then the implants are filled after they’re already in place. What this means to the patient is no obvious scarring, or scars which are quite minimal and very hard to see.*
Finally, the cost for saline implants is significantly lower as compared to silicone implants. Additionally, women who choose silicone implants are recommended to get regular MRI checkups in order to detect any potential rupture, an additional expense over choosing saline. If a saline implant ruptures, the saline is simply absorbed by the body, rendering the expensive, repetitive MRI scans unnecessary.
Saline implants aren’t necessarily superior to silicone, or vice versa. When choosing an implant type, it’s important to weigh the pros and cons of both implant types, and ultimately make the decision that’s right for you.
*This information is for education only, and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.