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Silicone vs. Saline Implants MARK A. SCHUSTERMAN, MD, FACS

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons American Society of Plastic Surgeons American Board of Plastic Surgery American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery American Board of Cosmetic Surgery Association of American Physicians and Surgeons Texas Surgical Society Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons

Choosing to get the body you’ve always wanted is a brave and important first step, but, as with any life-changing procedure, it really is only the first step. From there, you’ll have to make several smaller decisions which will also affect the outcome. For breast augmentation, construction, or reconstruction, the next choice you’re likely to face is between saline and silicone implants.

Both types of breast implants have been around for the same amount of time—since the early 1960s—and, at first glance, both saline and silicone seem to be very similar. However, each type of implant filling has its own advantages and drawbacks. In some cases, such as breast reconstruction after a mastectomy, you may only be able to use one form of implant, but, in most other cases, the choice is entirely yours.

So, which implant is right for your body? To help with your decision, we’ve prepared an infographic overview of the differences between silicone and saline breast implants, and what you can expect from each. Just keep reading to find out!

If you’re still not sure, our caring team can provide you with judgment-free guidance. Just call (713) 893-1109 to talk to us today!

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