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Understanding Breast Implant Materials

Choosing the right option for breast implants on Long Island is an important decision, one that any woman thinking about breast augmentation should make only after careful consideration. In my experience, patients obtain the best results when they meet with a board-certified plastic surgeon with specialized training in performing breast enhancements. One of the first decisions to make about implants is the type of fill material – saline or silicone gel.

  • Silicone gel implants contain a cohesive silicone, which is designed to hold together if the implant ruptures. Most women agree that these types of implants also look and feel more like natural breast tissue.
  • Saline filled implants contain a medical grade saltwater solution that will be absorbed harmlessly by the body if the implant ruptures. This implant type is slightly less expensive than silicone gel, and they are not pre-filled, allowing for more incision options.

With so many factors to be considered in making your decision, I highly recommend taking the time to find and meet with a knowledgeable, skilled plastic surgeon to determine the right breast implant option for you.


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