My next blog will champion the cause of Louisville, Kentucky saline implants but for now, let’s talk about the virtues of silicone.
First and foremost, silicone filled implants are safe. The safety has been demonstrated via FDA studies conducted by both implant manufacturers Allergan and Mentor. The data shows no increase in the rate of connective tissue disorders between augmented and un-augmented women.
The advantages of silicone implants are feel, placement & recovery and possibly look. Silicone implants are softer and have a more natural feel than saline. That is my opinion but if you held them both I think you would agree. Silicone implants are typically placed above the muscle, which allows for a more comfortable recovery than implants placed below the muscle. Patients with silicone above the muscle report 3 to 4 day recoveries while those undergoing sub-muscular placement report discomfort more in the 5 to 7 day time frame.
Also my opinion, but I think silicone look slightly more natural than saline owing to the fact that they go on top of the muscle. This allows the implant to more directly affect the shape of the overlying breast. It just looks good.
Saline and Silicone are both good implants but each has its’ Pros and Cons.
Lee Corbett, MD
All posts on this blog are authored by Louisville cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Lee Corbett.