For breast augmentation, saline implants are the most commonly used implant in the United States. Made of a silicone-based soft shell and filled with a saltwater solution saline implants come in a variety of shapes and sizes – offering you choices about the amount of projection and the “slope” of the breasts you prefer. Some women believe saline implants are indiscreet, as they can sometimes feel firmer than natural breast tissue. Others choose them for that very reason.
Are Saline Implants Right for You?
If you desire more fullness in the upper part of your breasts, saline implants can be an excellent solution. Patients over age 18 can schedule a consultation with one of our doctors to learn whether saline implants are a good choice. They are particularly appropriate for women with moderate breast tissue, especially when placed under the muscle.
One of the advantages of saline implants is that they’re sized specifically to fit your body.
Because they are filled during surgery, they offer flexible volume so that excess skin can be sculpted smoothly over the implants. This means your doctor will adjust the implants during your procedure to give you just the right amount of breast fullness and shape.
How it’s Done
The implants are inserted and carefully positioned in the breast. They are then filled with the sterile saline solution. The amount of solution used determines the final size of the implant. The result is an implant that is relatively firm to the touch. Because they’re inserted before being filled, they require a relatively small incision for placement.
What you should know
When considering breast augmentation, it’s important to do your homework. Choosing the right size implant is generally the most important decision a woman and her surgeon will make. Our doctors will evaluate your existing breast tissue to determine what size you can accommodate. Saline breast implants have been FDA-approved and considered safe for many years, but good choices need to be made for you to get the safest and most attractive outcome. We welcome the opportunity to discuss any concerns you may have and to answer your questions about breast enhancement. You can also review photos of breast augmentation results during your initial consultation.
Why Size Matters
It’s important to choose the right size for your saline implants. Being realistic and following your doctor’s recommendations is essential in order to achieve the best possible result.
We use round, low profile, moderate, and high profile implants and have many years of experience with both saline implants and silicone gel implants. Your body type and appearance goals will dictate which breast implant is best for you, and a highly experienced surgeon makes a big difference. Our practice offers a variety of implant textures, sizes, and shapes, giving you the greatest possible flexibility so you can achieve the result you want.
Dr. Dreyfuss has hundreds of patients over the last 18 years with saline and silicone implants that have been thrilled with the shape and feel. Between 1992 and 2007, the only choice was saline for a cosmetic augmentation.