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The Two Types of Breast Implants

The Two Types of Breast Implants

When consulting your physician for breast implants, there are some crucial facts you should know. One we like to stress is that there are two types of breast implants. Knowing those two and their differences will help any patient make that implant decision.

Saline

One of the two types of implants are those filled with saline. Saline is the technical term for sterile liquid that is water-based. This type of implant is less likely to leak, but it comes with one patient compliant; it is reported to feel less like a real breast.

Silicone

In opposition to saline, silicone breast implants provide a much more realistic feel. These are often heavier, but they are also more likely to burst and leak than those of saline. A patient can only choose this option for breasts when the patient is over 22 years of age. It is believed that intellectual and physical maturity are required for silicone implants.

The Breast Implants You Choose

Of your two options for breast implants, ensure the one you choose to go with is the right one for you. This decision isn’t difficult, though, and we won’t make you walk this path alone. Instead, the staff at ARC Plastic Surgery advocates every single day for patients and their aesthetic needs. This means that if you’re looking for a certain realistic feel and you’re over 22, we might suggest silicone implants.

If you’re under 22 and want to go with the safer option for now, we’d suggest saline. We have your best interest in mind, and we can help you make this decision completely informed.

Contact Dr. Jeremy White, M.D. and the staff at ARC Plastic Surgery today for your initial breast consultation. During your first visit, we find out your needs, your body’s ability to handle implants, and how to best navigate forward. You deserve to feel like your best self, and we’re happy to help make that happen! 305-697-5901

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If you’re considering plastic surgery, choosing the right plastic surgeon could not be more important. Dr. Jeremy White is the recipient of many honors and awards, including the 2021 Doctor’s Choice Award Miami, the 2016 RealSelf Top 500, and the prestigious Castle Connolly Top Doctors Award Winner in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. We invite you to have a consultation about the procedure you need. Schedule your consultation today.