Before your surgery, a breast augmentation consultation is a must. The consultation gives you a chance to meet with your plastic surgeon, learn more about the procedure, and ultimately determine if the surgery is the best choice for you.
Saline breast implants are FDA-approved for cosmetic use in patients over the age of 18. They are filled with a saline (saltwater) solution encased in a flexible silicone shell. Although saline implants are no longer the only option available to patients seeking breast augmentation, some people still prefer them. One of the major advantages of saline implants is that they can be filled after insertion, allowing your surgeon to make a much smaller incision. A disadvantage of saline implants, however, is that they can create rippling beneath the skin or otherwise be visible in the breasts. Often, this type of implant is more visible in patients who have less natural breast tissue.