The Anatomy Of A Breast Implant (Silicone Vs. Saline)Posted on June 12, 2017
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery felt that it was important to give our readers a little bit more information about breast implants and the two different types that are available.
The first piece of information that might be of interest to anyone considering breast implants is to know that there are two types of fillers for the implants: silicone and saline, but that they actual ’shell’ of the implant is always made from silicone. To be more precise, they are made from cured strands of silicone and small amounts of other materials.
The filler of the breast implant is what is referred to when speaking about silicone or saline implants. Here at Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery we use both saline and silicone implants depending on your initial consultation with Dr. Kim. He will go over the benefits of each and which is a good fit for you and your body type as well as other factors like size, shape, and placement.
There is a distinct advantage that saline implants have over silicone and that is the fact that if the implant is ruptured saline will be dissolved by the body, silicone is not. Although this may seem like a huge plus, you have to also keep in mind that saline implants are more likely to show ripples than silicone.
Both of these breast implant options are approved by the FDA for use. In order to ensure that you are choosing the best implant for your desired goals, please contact Dr. Kim at Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation.