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The Different Types of Breast Implants

If you are considering breast implants, it is essential to understand the two different types you could receive. Though they generally offer the same visual results, the differences between saline and silicone implants are crucial to know before your breast augmentation in Cary, NC.

Saline Implants

This type of breast implant is filled with sterile salt water. The silicone shell is empty when inserted into the body, and once properly positioned, filled with the saline solution. These implants tend to be less expensive and leave less scaring on the body. Though they can rupture, the salt-water solution can be safely absorbed into the body with no significant complications.

Silicone Implants

Silicone implants are pre-filled with a silicone gel. This allows the implants to look and feel more natural than saline. Silicone implants are also lighter in weight, offering a lower risk for sagging and dropping over time. However, unlike saline implants, it is hard to tell if a silicone one has ruptured. It is recommended that patients with these implants receive regular MRIs to ensure they are in good condition.

To schedule a consultation for your breast augmentation in Cary, NC, contact Cary Plastic Surgery today. You can reach our team by calling (919) 233-1933 or (984) 221-0403.