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NEW YORK, NY, June 01, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- When it comes to saline vs. silicone breast implants, the best option for your breast augmentation surgery is dependent on factors such as your age, your body type, and the final aesthetic results you are interested in achieving. These things are best determined by a board-certified plastic surgeon who can fully assess your frame, listen to your desires, and lead you to the best choice for your unique body. However, knowing some key differences beforehand can be incredibly helpful when you begin that conversation.
Saline Breast Implants
Saline breast implants are filled with a saltwater solution after being placed. This allows your breast augmentation surgeon to make a smaller incision for the placement of this implant. A smaller incision may reduce surgical time and complications while also providing for a smaller, less apparent scar following recovery.
Advantages of saline implants include:
- Adjustability - after placement, the size of your implant can be adjusted
- Age - saline implants are the only option for women under the age of 22
Disadvantages of saline implants include:
- Less realistic feel
- Increased chance for aesthetic imperfections such as rippling and wrinkling
Saline implants also tend to look more rounded. For some women, this is the desired look. For others, a rounded look is not as appealing. Because this is left up to the aesthetic desires of each individual patient, it may be considered an advantage under some circumstances and a disadvantage under others. Your plastic surgeon should take your specific desires into account when selecting implants for your breast augmentation surgery.
Silicone Breast Implants
Silicone breast implants come prefilled to precise specifications. Because they are prefilled, the incision required for placement may be larger. This can increase surgical time and may leave a larger scar. However, depending on other options such as breast implant incision location and breast implant placement, most scars following breast augmentation are almost unnoticeable.
The primary disadvantage of silicone implants in the larger incision, but many women choose to wait until they are over 22 years of age to have breast augmentation surgery due to the several advantages of silicone implants including:
- A more natural look and feel
- Less chance of aesthetic imperfections
- Better ability to create a defined cleavage
For natural looking, womanly results, silicone implants are often the ideal option. This, again, is best determined by an experienced plastic surgeon and based entirely on your aesthetic desires.
To learn more about your breast augmentation surgery options in and around New York, New York, please visit the website of double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. George Lefkovits at Park Plaza Plastic Surgery at www.drlefkovits.com.
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