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How to Choose Your Breast Implant

When you visit our team and discuss all of the options available to you, the biggest decision you will need to make is which type of breast implant you want. As you might expect there are advantages and disadvantages to both types, and this will form the basis of your discussion with our team. In order to help you make that decision let’s examine each product in detail.

Saline Implants

Saline is another word for salt water, and saline implants arrive from the manufacturer unfilled.  This means that your surgeon has a much greater degree of flexibility than with silicone implants. Depending upon your requirements saline implants can be specifically tailored to your individual requirements.  This means that even if you have asymmetrical amounts of breast tissue the saline volume can be altered to suit. Should a leak occur saline can be safely absorbed into the body and any leaks will be noticeable much quicker as a result.

Silicone Implants

For many years there was serious health concerns over the use of silicone implants, but the FDA have now declared silicone implants to be safe, and they were re-approved for use back in 2006.

The benefits of Silicone Implants over Saline are that they have a closer molecular structure to real breast tissue that that of saline. They also look and feel aesthetically superior; the biggest negative is that should the silicone leak, it will not be absorbed by the body, and may not move far from the breast. The best way of identifying a leaking implant is by regular MRI Scans.

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