Saline breast implants
Saline filled breast implants are a common choice for breast enhancement. They are composed of an elastic silicone rubber shell and filled with a sterile saltwater solution. According to FDA regulations, patients who undergo breast augmentation with saline implants must be at least 18 years old.
Advantages of Saline Breast Implants
Saline breast implants offer a few important advantages to consider.
- Adjustable volume
- Filled during surgery, allowing smaller incision
- Used for many years, in millions of patients
Disadvantages of Saline Breast Implants
- Firmer than silicone implants
- Increased chance of rippling
- Heavier than silicone implants
Saline breast implant placement
Several placement options are available for silicone gel breast implants, including subglandular placement, submuscular and partial submuscular. Many surgeons choose to place saline implants in a submuscular position for a more natural result. The proper placement for each patient will vary depending on body type, implant size, and other considerations.
Filling saline breast implants
Because saline breast implants come empty from the manufacturer, your surgeon must determine the amount of solution to fill the implant. There are manufacturer's recommendations to follow, but also aesthetic and situational factors to consider with each patient. A proper fill level will ensure the lowest risk of implant deflation.
How much do saline breast implants cost?
The cost of breast augmentation with saline implants is generally somewhat lower than with silicone gel implants. Call us for more specific information on the price of breast augmentation at Cosmetic Surgery of Las Vegas or visit our specials page
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