When considering Breast Implant or Augmentation, there are two breast implant options available: saline-filled and silicone gel-filled.
A saline breast implant is comprised of a silicone rubber implant shell, or sac that is surgically implanted behind your chest tissues and/or muscle, then filled with saline (a saltwater solution) through a valve.
Breast implants have been used for breast augmentation for more than forty years. Saline breast implants were long considered an inferior alternative to silicone gel-filled implants (which generally look and feel more like real breast tissue than do saline breast implants), but were the only option available between 1992 – 2005 when silicone implants were removed from the market by the FDA.
Saline breast implants come in a variety of shape and sizes. They vary in shell surface finish (smooth or textured), volume/size, shell thickness, profile and shape (round or anatomical), and are even available as expandable implants. Most saline implants are single lumen (only one chamber) and are filled during breast augmentation surgery.
- Are more likely than silicone to cause visible rippling
- Are generally firmer to the touch and less natural in appearance than silicone gel breast implants.
- Saline implants are filled during surgery and allow the surgeon to make adjustments in the fill during surgery.
- In the event of a rupture of a saline breast implant, saline is released and the empty implant can be removed and/or replaced.
Schedule a Consultation
Dr. Jejurikar will be happy to talk with you personally to address any of your questions or concerns. Call (214) 827-2814 to schedule a consultation with Dr. J to discuss Saline Breast Implants at our office located in Dallas, TX.
Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute
9101 N Central Expy #600
Dallas, TX 75231