If you are considering breast augmentation, one of the first decisions to make is to choose between saline or silicone breast implants. Both have pros and cons, and it’s important to take these into account when making your decision. The staff at Gryskiewicz Twin Cities Cosmetic Surgery in Burnsville, MN, offers a brief guide to each to help facilitate your choice.
Silicone vs. Saline Breast Implants
Silicone breast implants tend to look and feel more natural. This is because they are filled with a soft gel that resembles breast tissue. These implants may be more suitable for you if you are looking for a more natural look and feel, with a less chance of visible wrinkling.
On the downside, silicone implants are pre-filled, so a slightly larger incision is needed.
Saline implants, on the other hand, are less expensive. Dr. Gryskiewicz can insert a saline implant through a smaller incision and can easily adjust for minor size discrepancies between each breast during surgery.
One of the disadvantages of saline implants is the potential of visible wrinkling in thin skinned patients.
Both Saline and Silicone breast implants can be placed through several incision sites, including in the armpit, under the breast or around the areola. This means you choose where you want the incision site to be.
If you are having trouble deciding between saline and silicone breast implants, contact Gryskiewicz Twin Cities Cosmetic Surgery at (952) 435-0177. Dr. Joe Gryskiewicz has over 30 years of experience in the plastic surgery field and will help you decide which implant option is right for you. He has locations in Burnsville and Edina and serves the Greater Minneapolis area. For information about his services, visit his website.