Austin-Weston specializes in breast enhancement surgery, including breast implants, breast augmentation, breast lifts and breast reductions for Northern Virginia, Maryland & Washington, DC.

The type of breast implant you choose will influence the final aesthetic results of your breast augmentation surgery. There are benefits and drawbacks to both saline and silicone gel filled implants. There are many factors that determine what type of implant is best for you.

Saline Breast Implants

Saline breast implants come in a variety of shapes and sizes. One of the primary benefits to saline breast implants is that they are filled after being placed which allows for a smaller incision. This leads to a less complex surgery and increased recovery time. Saline implants are lighter than silicone implants but do not look and feel as natural. In addition, saline implants are often easier to detect and more prone to ripple and wrinkle over time. Their main advantage though, is that they don’t come with the (now disproven) stigma of silicone.

Silicone Breast Implants

Silicone breast implants look and feel more like your natural breasts than saline implants. Silicone breast implants also come in a wide variety of shapes and can be used to provide a more natural, less obviously enhanced final appearance. Silicone implants are pre-filled, requiring a larger incision which can increase visible scarring and recovery time. However, silicone implants are less likely to ripple and wrinkle, increasing the length of your final results.

Implant Shape and Size

The type of implant you choose will directly affect your final aesthetic results. Selecting the right breast implant size can be challenging, but we can help. We can also help you understand how the profile of breast implants can help you design results that better fit your frame.

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