Best Breast Augmentation Saline Implants in Metro Detroit Michigan
Saline or Silicone...How Do I Choose?
Dr. Mariam Awada, a board-certified plastic surgeon, specializing in all types of Breast Enhancement procedures, has over 20 years of experience and is an expert in her field. She understands that as women age, the breast loses its own natural volume and elasticity. Breast implants can serve one or more purposes; women with asymmetrical breasts can use breast implants to balance the difference in sizes. It is worth explaining the differences between a silicone gel-filled and a saline-filled breast implant, which is an alternative to the silicone gel implant. The outer shell of both silicone and saline implants is made up of a solid silicone material. Solid silicone is widely used in implantable medical devices. In contrast, silicone gel implants are filled with silicone gel, which is a semi-solid. Saline-filled implants are filled with the same kind of salt water that is used in I.V. fluids.
Breast augmentation, also called augmentation mammaplasty, involves surgical placement of an implant behind each breast to increase its volume and enhance its shape. According to statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) 364,610 breast augmentations are performed yearly and it is one of the most popular surgical aesthetic procedures performed today.