Saline or Silicone: Which Is the Breast Implant Is Best for You?

Plastic surgery hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down over the last few years! Breast enhancement procedures remain among the most popular surgical options. While there are various types of breast enhancement procedures, breast augmentation with saline or silicone implants continues to be the most sought-after at Dr. Burgess’s Portland practice.


The Implant Fill You Choose Is Dependent on Your Goals

Both saline and silicone breast implants can deliver beautiful results for your breast augmentation! It is important to note that these types of implants are different materials and thus have different benefits. Ultimately, which implant you choose for your breast augmentation depends on your unique goals as well as your body type and current breast tissue. Crisalix, the 3D breast augmentation sizing system, will allow you to see what you may look like after surgery. It also allows you can try on different implant styles and sizes.

Why Choose a Saline Implant?

Tried and true, saline breast implants have stood the test of time. Saline implants tend to have a rounder and pronounced appearance. Other benefits for choosing saline implants are:

  • Available after the age of 18
  • Smaller scar because they are inserted and then filled with saline
  • Tend to be less expensive
  • Women with more natural breast tissue can easily conceal a saline implant

Why Choose a Silicone Implant?

Many women feel that silicone implants have a more natural look and feel.  The cohesive gel is more closely mimics the feel of natural breast tissue. Other benefits for choosing silicone implants are:

  • Available after the age of 22
  • Less chance of wrinkling (or rippling)
  • Textured silicone implants may have less chance of dropping over-time
  • A better choice for women with little natural breast tissue

We encourage our patients to view our breast augmentation before and after gallery! There, you can see examples of other Portland area women who have opted for breast augmentation with the addition of a saline or silicone implant, including those using both round and shaped implants.

Dr. Burgess Would Love to Help You with Your Breast Implant Decision

As you make your decision, it is important to seek out the expert advice of a board certified plastic surgeon. As a member of both the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Dr. Burgess is able to offer her professional recommendation on which type implant will be best for you based on your goals and anatomy.

Start your breast augmentation off right by scheduling your personal consultation with Dr. Burgess at her Lake Oswego practice.

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