Saline implants are made of a solid silicone shell filled with saline liquid. Saline is salt water, a natural body fluid also used for intravenous solutions. It is harmless to the body.
Are Saline Implants Safe?
Saline filled implants have been used successfully in thousands of women for over 30 years, and are considered very safe. They are the most common type of implant used in North America, although in recent times cohesive gel silicone implants have been gaining popularity. By finding out more information about both breast implant types, you’ll be able to decide if you want saline or silicone implants.
A Variety of Shapes and Sizes
Much like cohesive gel silicone implants, saline implants come in a variety of shapes and sizes. The round shape is used most commonly for cosmetic breast augmentation while the anatomic or tear-drop varieties tend to be used more commonly in reconstructive breast surgery. Normally, the saline implant shells are positioned inside the body first. After they have been placed correctly, they are then filled to their desired size with the saline solution. As a result, some refer to these as “inflatable breast implants”.
Smooth or Textured Surface For Saline Breast Augmentation
The surface of a saline implant can be smooth or textured. The smooth implant surfaces are most commonly used for breast augmentation for cosmetic purposes. Textured implants are thought to decrease the risk of capsular contracture (hardening), but they are more likely to cause rippling (wrinkling) of the breasts. They are used more often for reconstructive surgery, and for patients who have hardening of the breasts from the previous augmentation.
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