Saline implants are silicone implants that are filled with saline. These can be used for breast augmentation or breast reconstruction. The saline implant is often misunderstood as having only saline as its only substance for the implant. But the shell itself that contains the saline liquid is entirely silicone just like the silicone gel implant. It is slightly different conjugate of silicone, but it is silicone indeed just like silicone in the knee joint or and a brain shunt or in a heart valve or in a pacemaker. Silicone is used in millions of different medical devices including intravenous catheters feeding tubes and other medical devices.
The saline implant is an excellent implant. The advantage of the implant is it’s much less expensive than about 50% of the cost of the silicone gel implant.
Saline implant is in excellent implant. Another advantage of the implant is that it can be placed for breast augmentation through a much smaller incision. The silicone gel implant is prefilled and must be pushed into the breast through an incision which usually is much larger than the incision that is utilized for a saline implant. The saline implant can be implanted into the patient’s through a much smaller incision because it is implanted empty and through a small tube was then filled once the implant is inside the patient. As a result, the implant incision for the surgery is much smaller from LEFT to RIGHT if this is an issue for you as a patient.
The saline implant is equivalent to the more sophisticated feel of the gel implant if the patient already has significant breast tissue. Other words a few already have a medium or full-size breast and wishes to be larger than the saline implant is excellent for you because you will not feel the implant because the implant is well hidden behind your breast tissue. However, if you are quite a thin woman with no breasts and wish to have a breast augmentation you will feel the nature of the implant or significantly through the skin when someone hugs you or touches you. So thin ladies with very little breast tissue benefit more from a silicone gel implant were ladies with already some fullness to their breasts will be just fine with a saline implant.
Please feel free to have a look at our page for Dr. Jacobsen’s breast implant recommendations to learn more about Dr. Jacobsen’s approach.
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