Saline or Silicone: Which Breast Implant Type Is Best?

When it comes to choosing breast implants, you’ve got options. There are saline implants, silicone implants, even “gummy bear” implants. Which option is best for you? Schedule your consultation with Dr. Sajjadian and he’ll help you weigh the pros and cons of each implant type to find your perfect fit.

What Are the Differences Between Saline and Silicone Breast Implants?

  • As one of the best breast surgeons in the area, Dr. Sajjadian is often asked whether saline or silicone implants are best. He has achieved excellent results with both types of implants and regularly recommends both saline and silicone. Each type of implants has unique benefits and advantages.
    Saline Implants- Saline implants are FDA-approved for breast augmentation in patients that are 18 and older. They feature a silicone outer shell and are filled with a saline solution once inside of the breast. Since saline implants are placed into the body unfilled we can use a smaller incision. Saline implants are also easier to remove and you can quickly spot a leak as the implant will deflate.
  •  Silicone Implants- Silicone implants are FDA-approved for breast augmentation in women over 21. They feature a silicone shell and a soft silicone gel filling. Silicone implants feel like natural breast tissue, even outside of the breast. They are often the best option for women with little natural breast tissue or those opting for a large implant size. Silicone gel implants are one of the most popular implant types.
  •  “Gummy Bear” Implants- “Gummy Bear” or cohesive silicone gel implants are one of the newest implant types available. They feature a silicone outer shell and a thick, almost solid silicone filling. As their nickname implies, these implants have a similar feel to a gummy bear. They are considered highly unlikely to leak or rupture and sometimes hold their shape better than other implant types. However, they are harder when felt. Most patients are better candidates for regular silicone implants.
    The right breast implants for you are out there and we’ll help you find them. Dr. Sajjadian is well-known for his natural looking breast augmentation results and will work with you to choose the right type of implants and the right size for stunning new breasts.
    Saline or silicone? This question can be a difficult one, but you don’t have to make it alone. Call and schedule your breast augmentation consultation with Dr. Sajjadian, one of Orange County’s top breast surgeons, today.