Saline Vs. Silicone Implants

If you’re considering breast augmentation in Indiana, you might wonder how to choose between saline-filled and silicone-filled implants. We’re here to help you make the right choice.

Saline Breast Implants

In the United States, saline breast implants are made of a silicone-based soft shell and filled with saline – a salt and water solution. Saline breast implants come in different shapes and sizes, giving the patient choices for preferred breast projection and slope.  The level of firmness found in saline implants is generally greater than silicone.

Who should consider saline implants?

  • Patients over age 18
  • Those who desire increased fullness in the upper part of their breasts,
  • Women with excess breast tissue

Perhaps the main advantage of saline implants is the way they’re sized to precisely fit the patient’s body. Saline implants are filled during surgery, so their volume can be adjusted according to your needs, giving you the right amount of breast fullness and shape.

The proper size and shape

Choosing the right shape and size is important.  Patient body type and preferences dictate which breast implant is best, so we offer a variety of implant textures, sizes, and shapes, to provide our patients with highest degree of flexibility in their choice. 

Silicone Breast Implants

In Indiana, Dr. Robinson finds Silicone implants are the most popular type of implants. They look and feel very similar to natural breasts – that’s why they’re gaining popularity with many women who choose breast augmentation surgery in Indiana. Composed of a flexible silicone outer shell, silicone implants are pre-filled with a gel that closely mimics the consistency of female breast tissue.

Who Should Consider Silicone Breast Implants?

Healthy patients that are at least 22 years old, and have fully developed breasts, may consider augmentation with silicone implants. For slender women, or those with thinner skin, silicone implants are a great choice.

The Proper Size and Shape

Silicone implants come in different sizes and shapes to accommodate different body types and preferences. Patients can choose implant shapes that are round or anatomical, depending on your preference and body type. The optimum size is one that meets your desires and realistically matches your body.

Augmentation with silicone implants

Because silicone gel implants come pre-filled, a slightly larger incision is required. The surgeon makes an incision and creates a space within the breast tissue in which the implant is placed. It’s then carefully positioned and the incision is closed.

More Information about Silicone and Saline Implants

You should get all the facts before considering breast augmentation with silicone or saline implants. In a consultation with Indiana plastic surgeon Dr. Robinson, we can discuss the considerations involved with each type so you can make the best choice. 

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Service areas include: Munster, Valparaiso, Schererville, Highland,  Merrillville, Gary, Hobart, Portage, St. John, Hammond, Griffith, Chesterton, La Porte, Michigan City and Southbend Indiana. Dr Robinson meets with local residents as well as prospective patients from Chicago, South Holland, Lansing, Homewood, Flossmoor, Orland Park, Frankfort, Tinley Park & Oak Lawn, Illinois.


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