Can You Switch from Saline to Silicone Implants?

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Posted: April 20, 2022

Woman thinking about switching her breast implantsYou don’t have to live with the choices you made during your first implant-based breast reconstruction. For example, you can decide to change your implant type. These days, silicone implants are far more popular than saline ones, and lots of women are making the switch.

Our board-certified plastic surgeons can help you love your results through breast reconstruction revision. We regularly remove and replace breast implants here in Lone Tree.

Benefits of Silicone Breast Implants

Silicone implants offer several unique benefits that make them an appealing choice. Here are a few reasons why you might want to choose this type of implant for your revision procedure:

  • Silicone implants tend to look and feel more natural than saline implants.
  • Silicone implants are less prone to visible wrinkling and rippling than saline implants.
  • Silicone implants hold their shape if they rupture instead of deflating and going flat.
  • Women with saline implants can sometimes feel the water sloshing around.

Silicone Breast Implant Considerations

Silicone implants might make sense for your surgery. However, they do come with a few drawbacks that you need to keep in mind. For example, it’s harder to detect a silicone rupture, so you’ll likely require regular screenings to make sure that your breast implants are still intact.

Additionally, silicone implants tend to require larger incisions. Unlike saline implants, they cannot be inserted empty and then filled to the desired volume. Instead, they are placed at full size.

It’s important to know that both saline and silicone implants are generally considered safe. That’s why you should choose the option that makes the most sense for your situation.

Talk To Our Breast Reconstruction Surgeons

Are you interested in going from saline to silicone? Our board-certified plastic surgeons can provide more information about removing and replacing breast implants after reconstruction.

Call 303-706-1100 today to schedule your consultation. The Breast Center Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery proudly serves patients from Denver, Lone Tree, and across the country.