Upgrading Breast Implants – Saline to Silicone: Why Switch?

upgrading-breast-implants-saline-silicone-why-switchIt’s a common question for Dallas breast implant patients: should I switch from saline to silicone implants? Some people feel the difference between the two comes down to a simple matter of preference, but there are some advantages to silicone implants that apply in a majority of cases. For starters, silicone implants are typically lighter, softer, and last longer than their saline counterparts. They also tend to have almost no issues with visual rippling as compared to saline implants. All these differences aside, the biggest concern is how the implants look.

Do They LOOK Better?

While the question of what looks better is often in the eye of the beholder, the general consensus is yes. Silicone implants not only tend to feel more like real breasts but they tend to look more natural as well. Saline implants can cause a rounder appearance to the top of the breast, where silicone tends to provide a more natural looking slope. Most women prefer not to look like they’ve had an augmentation, thus the more natural appearance of silicone implants is typically preferred.

Other Reasons To Upgrade Your Implants

Aside from those listed above, there are a number of other reasons Dallas breast implant patients choose to upgrade from saline to silicone, including:

  •       Silicone implants weren’t available when the first augmentation was done
  •       No implants, no matter how good, last forever and upgrading resets the “implant clock”
  •       Implants can be upgraded with minimal recovery time and no new scar
  •       Size and shape can be adjusted to better suit the patient’s goals
  •       To correct technical issues such as capsular contracture

Whatever your reasons for wanting to upgrade, Dr. Schwartz is happy to discuss your options and concerns, ensuring that the switch is the right choice for you.

If you’re considering a switch from saline to silicone implants, Dallas breast implant expert Dr. Robert Schwartz can help. Call RS Plastic Surgery at 888.800.8300 today to schedule a consultation.