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How to Get Great Results with Saline Implants

Although the majority of breast augmentations are currently performed using silicone gel implants, saline breast implants definitely still have a place in breast enhancement. Getting great results using saline implants is often just a matter of finding a skilled plastic surgeon who knows exactly how to make them work for you.

Playing to Strengths

There are two main reasons why patients (and often surgeons) prefer using silicone over saline, and both are related to aesthetics. First, saline implants have a greater tendency to show visible wrinkles or implant edges. Secondly, saline implants can be more palpable under the skin and, when they are, feel less like natural breast tissue. However, when these factors are weighed against the much lower cost of saline implants combined with the reduced rate of capsular contracture, there are some very clear benefits to using saline too.

Addressing the primary concerns associated with the appearance of saline implants is the key to a successful breast augmentation using saline. For example, when implants are placed below the muscle rather than just below the breast tissue, the risks of visibility and palpability are both reduced considerably. Choosing the right candidates for saline is another secret to success; saline implants offer a very natural look and feel in women who already have a fair amount of natural breast tissue to cover the implant.

Beautiful, flattering results from breast augmentation can be achieved using either silicone or saline breast implants. The key is to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon with enough skill and experience to help you find the option that will work best with your body.

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