One of the world's leading breast implant surgeons
Saline breast implants have a medical-grade silicone shell filled with biocompatible saline (saltwater) solution. These implants are available to women as young as 18. They are now available in more sizes and shapes than ever, and when placed below the pectoral muscles, they can create a stunning, natural look and feel.
What are saline breast implants?
Saline breast implants require smaller incisions, as many styles of saline implants are filled after being placed through an incision around the areola or in the armpit.
What are the benefits of having saline breast implants?
There are several benefits to saline implants, which include:
Size can be slightly customized when filling
In the event of a rupture, the saline is harmless and is absorbed safely by your body
Ruptures are easily detected as the implant deflates
Smaller incisions are required for placement
Saline implants are more affordable than silicone implants
Saline implants are FDA-approved for younger women
If you are 18 years of age or older, then you are probably a good candidate for our Houston saline breast augmentation. Candidates for saline implants:
Desire larger breasts
Want to resolve asymmetry
Are healthy and safe to undergo surgery
Dr. Kriti Mohan is a breast augmentation specialist who can help you to find the best implants for your augmentation. If you are ready to take the next step, we invite you to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Mohan.
Saline breast implants for breast augmentation
You will have discussed your options for the location of the incision before the surgery, and with the incisions placed in one of the following areas:
Transaxillary: Incisions in the armpit
Inframammary: Incisions hidden in the natural breast crease
Periareolar: Incisions around the areola
The incisions may be shorter with saline implants, as some styles are filled after placement, while others come pre-filled. Saline implants can produce a beautiful result but may not be the best option for women with little natural breast tissue. Saline implants have been developed with channels within the implant structure through which the saline solution motion is controlled to create a more natural feel.
How long do saline breast implants last?
Saline implants can last a long, long time – they do not have an expiration date, and typically last for ten to twenty years without problems. Saline breast implants usually do not require evaluation as often as silicone implants, as a rupture (which is rare) is obvious. Having your breasts checked regularly is always important.
What is the recovery like to experience?
After your Houston breast augmentation with saline implants, you will need several days to rest and heal. No stress should be put on the incisions, so you must avoid stretching or lifting your arms above your shoulders during healing. Your chest may feel tight, and swelling and bruising are normal, which begins to fade at the three-day mark. You should feel well enough to return to work or your other usual activities within a few days of your surgery.
Why should I choose Dr. Kriti Mohan?
Dr. Kriti Mohan is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in breast augmentation. Choosing a plastic surgeon with unparalleled experience and success is the best way to ensure you get the results you envision. Quality will always win and no matter what type of implants you choose, the skills and talent of your plastic surgeon are of utmost importance in the quality of the outcome. Dr. Mohan will give you the confidence and knowledge that you need to make an informed decision about your breast augmentation and live a happier, more confident life.
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We remain open to continue serving the transgender community
With the safety and well-being of our patients and staff as our highest goal, Dr. Satterwhite and Dr. Gurujal are determined to provide needed medical care and planning.
VIRTUAL CONSULTATIONS: we continue to be busy with phone and video visits providing access to all patients interested in gender confirming surgery
FOLLOW UPS: we continue to provide needed care for our existing patients by phone and video, and in person when medically appropriate
SURGERY: we are currently performing surgery with proper safety measures in place
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We feel deeply for the disruption that coronavirus has likely caused to your lives. Amidst the restrictions in place, we realize that virtual consults, follow ups, and booking future surgical dates may not meet all your needs.
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