5 Surprising Benefits of Saline Breast Implants
Posted April 10, 2023 in Breast Surgery
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Silicone breast implants remain the most prevalent type of implant used for breast augmentation. However, saline breast implants have some unknown benefits.
The number one reason that silicone implants are more popular than saline is their reputation for providing a more natural-looking and feeling outcome. However, the board-certified cosmetic surgeons at New Look New Lift in Manhattan, New York, can deliver excellent results with saline breast implants.
In fact, there are several often-overlooked pros to using saline implants for breast augmentation.
1. Smaller Incisions and Transaxillary (Scarless) Breast Augmentation Option
Saline breast implants are filled after being placed in the breast pocket, so they require shorter incisions to insert them. And shorter incisions mean shorter scars.
Saline implants are also the type of choice for scarless or transaxillary breast augmentation surgery, as silicone implant size is limited with this technique.
2. Control Over Breast Implant Size
Because saline implants are filled after being placed, the surgeon can adjust their size during surgery.
Silicone breast implants are pre-filled, and the number one reason women are dissatisfied with their breast augmentation results is that their breasts are still not as big as they desired.
3. Firmer Feel and Rounder Look
Every woman who considers breast augmentation has their own goals regarding their augmented appearance. Some women want to maintain as natural a look as possible, with slightly more volume. Other women want a rounder, significantly fuller, and firmer look and feel to their breasts.
Both desires are valid. But, if you are seeking the latter option, you are much better suited for a saline implant. Saline implants offer significant fullness and roundness, particularly to the upper pole of the breast.
4. Easier Recovery and Less Risk of Capsular Contracture
Because of the smaller incision size and nature of saline breast implants, recovery from surgery is a bit shorter and more comfortable than with the placement of silicone breast implants.
Saline implants can be placed above or below the muscle; however, submuscular placement may extend recovery time. Women with enough natural breast tissue to cover their saline implants are often the best candidates for subglandular placement (above the muscle), as implant rippling will not be a concern.
Women who choose saline breast implants also experience fewer cases of capsular contracture than those who receive silicone implants.
5. No Need for MRI Screenings and Easier to Detect Leaks
Detecting ruptures in silicone breast implants is often challenging because the contents stay inside the breast pocket. Saline implants immediately deflate when a rupture occurs, making them easy to spot. As an additional benefit, the saline used in these implants is entirely harmless and will be naturally absorbed by the body.
Regular MRI screenings are advised for women with silicone breast implants to find silent breast implant ruptures but are unnecessary for those with saline implants.
Bonus Benefit: Saline Implants Tend to Be Less Expensive
While cost should never be the sole deciding factor when planning your cosmetic surgery, it is often a contributing one. For women who desire augmented breasts but are also considering their wallets, saline implants can provide significant savings.
You can review your breast augmentation cost factors with our surgical team and New Look New Life staff during your consultation.
Which Implant Type Is Right for You?
When it comes to saline and silicone implants, the best news is that there is no “right” choice or “better” option. It all comes down to what you want.
You will have the opportunity to discuss your implant options with our board-certified cosmetic surgeons during your consultation. Our skilled and experienced team is well-versed in both implant types and will guide you to the right decision.