The Benefits of Saline Breast Implants

Oct 29, 2015 @ 12:00 PM — by blakebird
Tagged with: Breast Augmentation | Plastic Surgery

Doctor holding breast implantsPatients who want to enhance the bust line, balance body proportions, or improve body contours have no better option than breast augmentation. Breast augmentation increases breast size and improves breast shape in order to enhance a woman’s natural beauty and boost her confidence. Choosing to undergo breast augmentation is a big decision, but it is only the first of many that will be made leading up to surgery. Another important choice is which type of breast implant will be used for the procedure. Patients can either opt for saline implants or silicone implants. Saline breast implants offer our Uptown Manhattan, NY patients many benefits, which is why they are such a popular choice for Dr. Craig Foster’s breast augmentation patients.

Benefits of Saline Implants

Saline breast implants are delivered as an empty silicone shell that is filled with a saline solution (salt water) once they are placed in a patient’s breasts. These implants are extremely safe and offer a lot of options in regards to other aspects of breast augmentation surgery. These are just two reasons that many patients choose to use saline implants for their breast augmentation procedure. Below are some additional benefits of saline implants:

  • Control: Because saline implants are filled after they have been placed in the breasts, Dr. Foster has a great deal of control in shaping and sizing the breasts. Saline implants can be filled accordingly in order to achieve a size that work’s with the patient’s body frame, as well as to create symmetry between the two breasts.
  • Incision options: Another benefit of saline implants being filled after placement is the fact that this makes them a suitable option for any of the breast augmentation incision techniques. Saline implants can be placed through the crease beneath the breast, through the areolar incision, or through the armpit.
  • Ease of correction in the event of a rupture: In the case of a saline implant leak, the body will naturally and safely absorb the saline solution. This means that, during a breast augmentation revision surgery, the empty silicone shell will simply need to be removed before placing a new breast implant. With silicone ruptures, patients require a thorough cleaning of the breast pocket to remove leaked silicone gel.

It is clear that saline implants provide many advantages to patients, which is why so many choose this implant option. However, saline implants are not the only option to consider, and Dr. Foster understands that, despite their benefits, saline implants are not the right choice for all of his patients.

Silicone Alternative

While saline implants do provide many benefits, silicone implants also offer many advantages. For instance, many patients find that silicone implants look and feel more like natural breasts, something that is important to many patients. Dr. Foster does offer both saline and silicone breast implants and is happy to discuss both in further detail in order to help patients make the right decision for them.

Contact Us

Breast augmentation is a highly personalized procedure that involves many important decisions. Dr. Craig Foster is happy to provide his breast augmentation patients with all the information they need to make the choices that will best help them achieve their personal aesthetic goals. To learn more about breast augmentation and implant options, contact us at your earliest convenience. We look forward to hearing from you!