SALINE VS. SILICONE
Dr. Delgado begins by providing new patients with a thorough consultation to evaluate both their needs and expectations from surgery. After discussing the procedure and incision techniques in full detail, the patient will decide which type of implant is best for them. Breast implants are filled with either saline or silicone, both of possess their own pros and cons. Dr. Delgado will guide the patient through this decision-making process and help them understand what each material will feel like post-surgery. Listed below are the key characteristics of both types of implants.
Saline Breast Implants
- Outer shell made of silicone, which holds the saline solution inside
- Filled and then adjusted after placing implant, allowing for alterations to shape during surgery
- Slightly cheaper than silicone implants
- Tend to appear more round
- If the implant ruptures, the body safely absorbs the leaking saline
Silicone Breast Implants
- Less chance of noticeable wrinkling or rippling
- Look and feel more realistic
- More expensive
- Require larger incisions to due being pre-filled with silicone
SMOOTH VS. TEXTURED
Choosing between a smooth implant or a textured implant can be difficult without the proper guidance and recommendations from an experienced plastic surgeon. Dr. Delgado patiently explains to patients the differences between the two and helps them decide which implant will be the best choice for them.
Smooth Breast Implants
Both silicone and saline breast implants have an outer shell made of silicone. This shell can be either smooth or textured. Smooth implants are characteristically slippery and glossy and have a smooth feel. A smooth implant will not attach to the inside of the body and will be free to move inside the tissue membrane. Smooth implants are the most common choice for breast augmentation, however Dr. Delgado accesses each patient individually and gives an educated recommendation based on their specific needs.
Textured Breast Implants
Textured breast implants have a coarse, irregular surface, meant to attach to the surrounding tissue and make the implant less likely to move. Textured implants are much stiffer than smooth implants and tend to feel firmer after surgery. Still, textured implants are more likely to produce noticeable creases and ripples under the skin. This causes textured implants to be a less popular choice for very thin people.
Why Choose Dr. Delgado?
Dr. Delgado is a highly trained, compassionate plastic surgeon with both the experience and personality necessary to provide high quality MTF breast augmentation surgery. Dr. Delgado thoroughly evaluates each patient’s concerns and works with them to provide a comfortable and high quality experience.