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When it comes to getting breast surgery, one of the biggest decisions to make is whether to get saline or silicone implants. Both implants have their advantages and disadvantages but to help you make an informed decision,

Below are 10 benefits of saline implants.

1. Saline implants are sterile

Saline implants are made from saltwater solution, which makes them a sterile and safe option.

2. They are easier to adjust

Because saline implants are filled after they’ve been inserted into the breasts, it makes it much easier to adjust them as required.

3. It’s possible to use a smaller incision

Another benefit of saline implants being filled after insertion is that it’s possible to use a small incision below the breasts to insert them. A scar size of around 1 inch is typical for saline implants.

4. Firmer feel than gel-based implants

Saline implants feel significantly firmer compared to silicone and other gel-based implants. This is preferable to some patients.

5. They are less expensive

Saline implants are a little less expensive than silicone implants and therefore this will affect the overall cost of your breast augmentation.

6. Silent ruptures aren’t an issue

Silent ruptures i.e. ruptures that you are not immediately aware of, are an issue with silicone implants because of the material used. This is not the cause with saline implants and it will be apparent immediately if one of them ruptures.

7. Suitable for women under 22 years of age

To get silicone implants you must be at least 22 years old whereas saline implants can be used on women who are 18 or older.

8. More volume choices

Because saline implants are filled after insertion, they can be filled to the exact volume the patient requires.

9. They provide a rounder look

Saline implants have a rounder look in comparison to silicone implants. This makes them ideal for women who desire a more rounded look to their breasts.

10. Can be used with underarm incision breast surgery

Being able to insert saline implants unfilled also means that it’s possible to use an underarm incision for insertion, which means there are no scars on the breast themselves.

If you’re interested in breast augmentation and would like to schedule a consultation so you can find out more about the options available and whether you’re a good candidate then simply get in touch and we’ll be happy to schedule one for you.


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