Difference Between Silicone and Saline Breast Implants

Understanding Silicone and Saline Breast ImplantsImplants

There are a few differences between silicone and saline breast implants, and if you are considering undergoing breast augmentation surgery, you may want to consider these differences before making your final decision. Of course, all decisions, thoughts, questions and opinions should be discussed in further detail with your chosen plastic surgeon as well. An experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Rast can properly guide you in your decesion making.

Saline Implants

Saline implants are known to be a less expensive option and they have a lower rupture rate.  Saline implant procedure tends to be less invasive and leaves minimal, if any, scarring at all. There is no worrying or guessing about ruptures with the saline option and there are far more volume (size) choices available with saline implants. Additionally, saline implants are able to be placed in younger patients. Saline breast implants are available to women 18 and older for breast augmentation and to women of any age for breast reconstruction.

Silicone Implants

Silicone implants are said to feel more natural and have a minimized risk of the rippling effectSilicone implants are pre-filled with silicone gel — a thick, sticky fluid that closely mimics the feel of human fat. Most women feel that silicone breast implants look and feel more like natural breast tissue.

Both of these implants do look and feel natural, more than they ever did in the past. Breast augmentation surgery has become quite popular and is pretty routine for surgeons these days. There are also gel implant options available now which are leaving patients quite pleased. This may come down to personal preference as well, if one was far superior than the other – that would be the only option available! These are just some considerations to think about and discuss further if you are interested.

How is Breast Augmentation Performed

Breast Augmentation What You Need to Know?

breast augmentation in kansas cityNo matter what the reasoning is for an individual to undergo a breast augmentation procedure, it is always suggested to know exactly how the procedure is performed. This will not only ease the mind of the patient, but allow for time to mentally prepare for the procedure and not get overly anxious. Breast augmentation surgery is one of the top procedures that plastic surgeons perform on a regular basis. They have become quite routine and with the utilization of our technological advances to date, recovery time has been cut down significantly.

Where Will the Incision Be?

Using the specific implants that have been chosen between you and your surgeon, the procedure can happen a few different ways. The biggest difference between procedures is where the initial incision for the implants is. This can be under the breast, under the muscle, on top of the muscle, under the armpit or through the nipple area. Again, the best option for each patient will be discussed in further detail during a consultation appointment to Dr. Rast. Every patient and surgeon is different, so talking about the procedure is critical.

Brest Augmentation Recovery Time

After the incision has been made, it creates a little pocket in which the implant will be placed. If you are receiving a fat transfer augmentation, then fat from another region of the patient’s body will be removed and injected. After the desired size has been achieved, the incision will be sutured shut and the recovery process will begin. Recovery time does vary from patient to patient, as it does make a difference in how quickly an individual heals, what type of incision was made and what type of implant was chosen.

Generally, a good estimate is about 6 to 8 weeks’ time after any invasive surgical procedure. This is a good time to assume your ‘downtime’ will be before you can resume regular activity. For additional information, contact Dr. Rast  today.

Breast Augmentation to Improve Symmetry

How Can Breast Augmentation Improve Symmetry


There are several reasons why people may choose to undergo breast augmentation surgery to improve symmetry . With that though, there are several questions that arise, and it is better to share information so people are informed to make the correct personal decesion. When speaking about breasts, oftentimes people can be ashamed or embarrassed about the topic.  A persons self-esteem may be low, or they may have certain emotions surrounding why they would like the breast augmentation in the first place. If you are one of these people – you are not alone!

Nobody’s Body is Perfect

Naturally, breasts are never the same exact size. While sometimes it is very difficult to notice in some patients, there are others where one breast can be a full cup size larger than the other of more. Depending on the patient, and their history  – there could be many reasons why one breast may be larger than the other. This often can leave a person to feel embarrassed about their appearance and their body.  If this is the case surgery becomes a viable option for them to consider.

Creating Symmetry

Breast augmentation surgery can definitely help improve one’s symmetrical issues. A person may just want their breasts to be even in size or want them enlarged, a plastic surgeon like Dr. Rast is a very skilled professional and can help.  As plastic surgeons are more considered artists (in a different sense) they work their hardest to produce ‘perfection.’

Some patients do notice after surgery that the breasts still may seem a little uneven, and this is normal as well. It does take time for the breasts to ‘settle’ into place and it is important to follow the after-care instructions as closely as possible. Whatever the reasoning behind wanting to undergo breast augmentation, there are several options to be discussed with the plastic surgeon. You are never obligated and should feel one hundred percent comfortable before surgery, so if you have any questions…ask away!