Many women have saline implants. For many years, there was no available alternative in the United States. Compared to silicone gel filled implants, saline implants are much firmer, and more likely to have palpable and sometimes visible rippling. You can read more about the differences between these implants here. If you are interested in having breasts that are softer, look and feel more natural, then an implant exchange from saline to silicone gel may be an option to consider. Sometimes a size change as well is indicated, which should not be a problem. With today’s options in silicone gel implants, an implant that best fits the tissue and contour characteristics of your breasts is easily attainable.
Sections – Revision of Breast Augmentation
- Capsule contracture
- Explantation (Removal of implants)
- Implant malposition/bottoming out of the breast
- Bio-materials Used in Revision of Breast Augmentation – Strattice, GalaFLEX and GalaFORM
- Implant size change
- Change from textured to smooth implants
- Changing from saline to silicone gel filled implants
- Adding a breast lift later
Chapters – Breast Augmentation Guide
- Intro to Breast Augmentation
- Five key decisions you need to make
- One-Day Recovery Breast Augmentation
- Anesthesia – General, Sedation or Local?
- Will I need a breast lift (Mastopexy)?
- What else should I know about breast augmentation?
- Important Things to Consider When You Decide to Move Forward With Breast Augmentation
- Revision of breast augmentation
- ALCL and Breast Implant Illness
- Motiva Breast Implant Clinical Trial