Modern breast implants are well-designed, well-manufactured and fundamentally safe. Houton-area women who are considering a breast augmentation can have confidence in the integrity of their implants, whether they opt for silicone or saline breast implants.
The two types of implants both offer distinct advantages. Saline implants are available to women who are 18 years of age are older, while you must be at least 22 to receive silicone breast implants.
Saline breast implants require a smaller scar than silicone because they are filled with saline solution after being placed in the breast pocket. This reduces recovery time as well.
Saline implants also offer certain safety advantages. First, they have a lower risk of capsular contracture than silicone implants. Second, in the event of implant rupture, the saline solution in these implants will be safely absorbed into your body. The rupture will also be evident, allowing for a quicker solution; silicone implants tend to leak slowly and inconspicuously.
Fortunately, both silicone and saline implants are safe. Your choice will be determined by your specific goals and priorities. Dr. Michael Eisemann will give you expert advice and guidance.
If you're a resident of the Houston, Texas area and you're considering breast implants, please contact The Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center today for a consultation. We also help patients from across the country and around the world.