Are you thinking of expanding your bust-line? There are a lot of reasons to consider breast implants- cruel genetics that stop at A cups, weight loss or pregnancy can take a bite out of your cup size, disproportionate bust-size to the rest of your body or maybe you just want to be bigger.
Whatever the reason, breast implants can silicone rainbow fix this one thing that you are unhappy about. The question is not just how big you want to be, but what kind you want. Yes, as of 2006, women now have a choice between saline and silicone. Understanding the pros and cons will help you decide.
First of all, it is important to dispel the rumors that took silicones off the market for several years. You’ve probably heard about the possible correlation between this material and connective tissue diseases like lupus. Cancer has also been linked to silicone leaks.
The truth is that there was no evidence to support these claims but, to be on the safe side, the FDA banned the use of silicone while testing could be conducted. Since then, numerous tests have been conducted and there have been no links found between silicone breast implants and these health issues. As a result, the FDA reinstated the use of them in 2006.
Because of its density, it is also less likely to display rippling that can occur with saline. It also stays in place and doesn’t slosh around like saline. Because of this, it opens up the possibility of a larger bust-line to women who have very little skin and tissue to work with and women who want it placed over the muscle. That being said, it also requires larger incisions because the breast implant is pre-filled with the silicone.
Salines are inserted and then filled so the incision can be smaller so the chance of visible scarring is reduced. Another complication that separates silicone from saline is the chance of capsular contraction which is thick internal scarring that forms around the implant as a result of leaking.
The reason this is more common with silicone breast implants is that leaks are harder to detect. A “silent rupture” means that the silicone leaks out undetected and can go on for a long time before it is discovered. When salines rupture, they immediately deflate as the saline is absorbed into the body.
Finally, another difference between the two shows itself if you ever decide to change sizes. Silicone breast implants will require a completely new procedure whereas the salines can be filled with more liquid from a small incision. Of course, if you want to go a lot bigger, you may need to go under the knife again with either type because the location may need to be adjusted for a natural look.
Though silicones have been vindicated from the health claims made against them, remember that there are risks with any kind of surgery. If you feel overwhelmed with information, your board certified plastic surgeon will be able to help