Breast augmentation in Baton Rouge is an important part of reconstructive surgery after a mastectomy and for cosmetic purposes. It is an essential part of a mommy makeover for women who are finished childbearing and want their pre-pregnancy figure back. Women who have small or unusually shaped breasts can also benefit from breast augmentation. For many women, a breast lift gives them the appearance they want, but for others, breast implants are needed as well. There are different types of breast implant fillings, including saline and silicone.
These shells are made out of an inert polymer called silicone. The surface of the shell may be textured or smooth. The textured surface allows your soft tissue to adhere to the surface of the implant. The smooth surface moves a bit and more closely mimics the movement of a natural breast. If you are considering breast augmentation in Baton Rouge, you can ask our specialist about saline vs. silicone and learn which one is your best option.
Saline and silicone differ in consistency. Saline breast implants are filled with sterile salt water and are inserted empty during surgery and filled once they are in place. Silicone breast implants are filled before surgery. Silicone gel is a sticky, thick fluid that resembles the feeling of human fat. It feels and looks more like natural breast tissue than saline solution does.
If an implant ruptures, it may cause problems that could require additional surgery to repair or replace it. Saline implants generally cause fewer problems than silicone. However, it all depends on the unique situation.
When silicone implants rupture, it takes longer to deflate, so it is not immediately obvious. In some cases, the gel remains trapped inside the shell. While any leaking gel may not cause any serious health problems, it can cause some side effects and changes in its appearance.
When you meet with our surgeon at Hanemann Plastic Surgery in Baton Rouge, you can learn if breast augmentation is a good option for your concerns. If you choose to have breast implants, you can discuss the pros and cons of saline and silicone with our doctor and select the one that suits your appearance and lifestyle. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our surgeon in Baton Rouge!