A common question we receive at our clinic is “what’s the difference between saline and silicone breast implants?” Saline and silicone breast implants are similar in that they both have an outer silicone shell, however the implants differ in material and consistency.
Saline implants are filled with sterile salt water and are inserted empty, then filled once they’re in place. Saline breast implants are available to women ages 18 and older for breast augmentation and to women of any age for breast reconstruction.
Silicone implants are pre-filled with silicone gel which is 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. Silicone breast implants are available to women 22 and older for breast augmentation and to women of any age for breast reconstruction.
If you would like to see breast implants in person, call our office to schedule a consultation anytime at 615-624-8914.
You can also read more information about the types of breast surgeries we perform here.