Saline vs Silicone Reconstruction Implants

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Posted: January 8, 2014

Breast implants are one technique used to reconstruct the breasts after mastectomy. In implant-based reconstruction, either saline or silicone breast implants can be used to reform the breast and create a feminine figure.

Some of the primary benefits of saline breast implants are:

  • Customizable volume that is filled by the surgeon once the implant is placed
  • Optimal breast projection for enhanced cleavage
  • Tend to have a slightly firmer feel than silicone implants

Silicone implants have many advantages as well, such as:

  • Most natural look and feel
  • Less risk of implant wrinkling and rippling

Both types of implants have their own unique advantages in terms of breast reconstruction and in terms of the final results. For some women, one type of breast implant is better than the other for a number of reasons. And in some cases, either type will be effective and provide beautiful results. During your consultation with one of our plastic surgeons, you'll discuss each implant type and which may be best for you. We are committed to helping our patients regain confidence and self-esteem by restoring breast shape and appearance, and we are dedicated to helping you find the right breast reconstruction technique.

To learn more about breast implants and your other options for breast reconstruction in the greater Denver area, please contact Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery to schedule a consultation with an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon at our Lone Tree office.