There are many decisions to make regarding your breast implant journey, and one decision that you’ll need to weigh is the type of breast implants to utilize. Saline and silicone implants each have their pros and cons. What is right for one woman may not be right for another. Discussing these options with your plastic surgeon is a great way to begin. You can feel the implants and view before and after photos of each to get an idea of which seems like the best fit for you.
A saline implant’s outer casing is made out of a silicone elastomer. While empty, it is placed in under the chest muscle under your breast). It is then filled with a saltwater solution known as saline.
However, saline implants are generally acknowledged to be more prone to visible rippling and are less natural in appearance.
A silicone gel implant, unlike a saline implant, comes pre-filled. Silicone breast implants have undergone several changes in the past decade and the implant’s shell is now covered by three layers to better ensure that there is no gel leakage. These added layers make it more firm that its predecessors, but it still retains a soft and natural feel. Dr. Diehl places the implants from the underarm for a “scarless” augmentation, or from the lower breast crease if the implant is larger than 400cc.