For women having breast augmentation, one of the most important decisions is which breast implant to use. There are two types of breast implants: saline breast implants and silicone breast implants. Both are made of an outer silicone shell. Where they differ is the substance that is inside the implant. Saline implants are filled with a sterile salt-water solution, while silicone implants contain a thicker silicone gel. Both types come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and textures. Each has its own benefits.
Houston breast implant surgeon Dr. Ciaravino uses both saline and silicone implants with great success. During your consultation, he will discuss all implant options and help you decide which is best for you.
Saline and silicone breast implants were both developed in the 1960s. Because of their natural look and feel, silicone became the implants of choice for millions of women. However, in 1992 the Food and Drug Administration restricted the use of silicone implants to investigate the safety of these devices. After two decades of intense study and research, the FDA declared silicone gel breast implants safe and approved their use in the United States. This is great news for patients and plastic surgeons who now have a choice of implants.
Over the years, Houston breast implant surgeon Dr. Ciaravino has made thousands of beautiful breasts using saline implants and they continue to be a large part of his breast augmentation practice today.
Houston breast implant surgeon Dr. Ciaravino often recommends silicone implants to those women seeking the softest, most natural breasts, especially if they are very thin.
With both saline and silicone breast implants available, Dr. Ciaravino will use his experience and expertise to help you make the right choice to achieve the breasts of your dreams.
If you would like more information on the breast implant options available to you in the Houston and Sugar Land, Texas area, please contact Dr. Michael Ciaravino to set up a consultation.
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