In recent years, breast augmentation has become one of the most popular procedures available, as women embrace the opportunity to finally achieve the body they desire and feel more comfortable in their skin. There are several steps involved in the breast enhancement process. One of the most integral of these steps is deciding the material used for breast implants. Currently, there are two options for women seeking implants: saline and silicone. So if you are wondering what makes these options different, allow us to explain:
Saline Implants are Safe Under Pressure
As the name implies, saline implants are implants filled with a saline solution. At Body By Leverett, Dr. Leverett will fill the shell with the saline solution through a valve during your procedure. Because saline is a fluid similar to that found in the body, it is incredibly safe, even if the implant leaks. If you should experience leakage with a saline implant, it is often immediately noticeable, as the breast deflates from a decreased amount of fluid.
Silicone Implants Feel Natural
The second type of implant is a silicone implant, which is made of a gel-like material that many patients believe feels more like natural breast tissue. These tend to pose less chance of rippling beneath the skin than saline implants. However, they do pose more risk to the body if they leak. At Body By Leverett, we use MemoryGel® and Natrelle® silicone implants, as we feel these are a high quality and effective choice.
Which One is Best for You?
Ultimately, the type of implant you choose is highly dependent on a variety of factors, including your aesthetic goals, body frame, lifestyle and more. Although some patients do have an idea of which material they would prefer, if you are considering breast implants, the best way to know which option will work well for your body is to schedule a consultation. During this appointment, you will be able to work with Dr. Leverett to establish your goals and create a plan that is uniquely tailored to your needs.
Let Us Help You Enhance Your Appearance
The decision to get breast implants can truly change an individual’s sense of self-esteem and improve her outlook on life. At Body By Leverett, we understand just how impactful this procedure can be. That is why we are proud to have worked with countless patients in Phoenix, Ahwatukee, and the surrounding Arizona communities. So if you have questions and are ready to take the next step, do not hesitate to contact us.