Are you considering breast augmentation? If so, you may be wondering which implant is right for you. The two most popular types of implants are silicone and saline, and each has its own benefits and drawbacks. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim provides breast augmentation to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and surrounding communities.
Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that involves the placement of implants to increase the size and shape of your breasts. The implants come in different sizes and shapes, and can be made of either silicone or saline.
Silicone vs Saline Breast Implants
Silicone implants are made up of a gel-like material, while saline implants are filled with a saltwater solution. Both types of implants have been approved by the FDA for breast augmentation, and are generally safe when placed by a qualified plastic surgeon.
Silicone implants have a softer feel and look more natural than saline implants. They are also less likely to ripple or leak, which can be an issue with saline implants. Saline implants appear rounder and feel firmer, but are a safer option in the event of an implant rupture. Both implants last about the same amount of time; anywhere from 10 to 20 years.
Which Implant is Right For Me?
When deciding which type of implant is right for you, it’s important to discuss your options with your doctor. Your doctor can help you weigh the pros and cons of each type of implant and determine which one is best suited for your body type and goals. If you’re looking for a natural look, silicone implants may be the right choice. Ultimately, the decision should be made after discussing all of your options with your doctor.
Before making a decision about breast augmentation, it’s important to have an in-depth consultation with your doctor. During the consultation, your doctor will assess your body type and goals, and help you decide which type of implant is right for you. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim provides breast augmentation to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and surrounding communities.
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