Breast Implants Options
Dr. Marc Scheiner in Newark / Wilmington, DE
When deciding to undergo breast augmentation surgery, there are several factors to consider, including the type of breast implant that will be used. At his state-of-the-art plastic surgery practice, Dr. Marc Scheiner offers FDA-approved saline and silicone implants to patients who wish to enhance their breast size. These different types of implants offer distinct advantages; deciding which breast implant type to choose will depend on a patient's aesthetic goals and personal preferences, as well as Dr. Scheiner's recommendations. During an initial consultation, Dr. Scheiner provides patients with in-depth information on each type of implant, helping them come to the decision that is best for them. To learn more about the breast implant types available to Wilmington / Newark, DE patients, read the information below or contact Dr. Scheiner's practice at 410-620-9722.
Silicone Breast Implants
Silicone breast implants consist of an outer shell of silicone and are also filled with silicone gel. These implants are FDA-approved for patients who are at least 22 years old. Their size cannot be adjusted after surgery because they are at full size when placed in the body. The greatest advantage of silicone breast implants is that they provide a more natural look and feel than their saline counterparts. Silicone breast implants can be placed either over the muscle or under the muscle. They also have a lower rate of rippling and wrinkling post-surgery when compared to saline breast implants.
It is important to note, however, that silicone implants do come with some risks. Due to their consistency, it is not always immediately evident when a silicone breast implant ruptures. The FDA recommends that women who receive silicone breast implants undergo an MRI every three years after their procedure to be sure that no ruptures have occurred. In the event that a silicone breast implant does rupture, it has to be removed, and a revision breast surgery procedure performed. On average, silicone breast implants last about 10 years.
Saline Breast Implants
Saline breast implants are approved for women who are over the age of 18 and wish to enhance their appearance. They consist of an outer silicone shell, but are filled with a saltwater solution. These implants are filled to their final size after they are placed in the body. As a result, breast augmentation with saline implants typically involves shorter surgical incisions.. One advantage of saline implants is that if a rupture occurs it is immediately evident. In the event of a rupture the implant will deflate completely, and the saltwater solution will be harmlessly absorbed by the body. Another advantage of saline breast implants is that they are generally cheaper than their silicone counterparts.
Like silicone breast implants, saline implants also have some disadvantages. These implants are more prone to rippling and wrinkling, which can be readily visible, especially among women who are thin or have very little breast tissue. In addition, it is common consensus that saline breast implants have a less natural look and feel than silicone implants.
Choosing Your Breast Implant Type
Deciding on a breast implant type is an essential decision for breast augmentation patients, as the type of breast implant directly influences the final outcome of the procedure. Dr. Marc Scheiner works closely with patients to help them understand the pros and cons of each implant type so that they can make the decision that is best for them. It is important for patients to take their time when deciding on their implant type and size so they can be satisfied with the results of treatment for years to come.
Schedule a Consultation Today
During a consultation, Dr. Marc Scheiner can provide patients with all of the information they need about breast augmentation surgery, including the type and size of the implant and risks of breast augmentation. To learn more about this procedure, or to get information on other breast procedures such as Delaware breast lift or breast reduction, contact Dr. Scheiner at 410-620-9722.