New Jersey breast augmentation patients can now choose between saline or silicone breast implants. After careful consideration of your personal desires and of course a discussion with your surgeon, your decision will be easier than you think. Today, when given a choice, 9 out of 10 women worldwide, outside of the U.S. choose silicone gel filler.
It is important to know that both saline and silicone filled implants have an outer shell or cover made of silicone. Various types of silicone have been used for years in many other medical devices such as pacemakers, heart valves and artificial joints. Because silicone is used in so many life-saving medical devices, it has been extensively studied for decades.
Two key differences between saline filled and silicone filled implants are the material that fills the implant and the technique used to implant them during surgery.
Saline implants are filled with salt water which is naturally occurring in the human body. During surgery, the empty implant shell is placed in a carefully designed pocket under the breast area and then filled with saline solution to achieve the desired result. On the other hand, silicone filled implants are pre-filled before being placed and therefore their volume cannot be adjusted during surgery. Surgical adjustments are made by changing the size of the silicone implant.
Breast Implant Options
Today there are more options than ever before for breast augmentation in New Jersey. Ultimately, it is up to each women, along with her surgeon, to decide what implant option will provide the most natural look and outcome desired. The key is to strive for natural looking enhancement.
For more information of breast augmentation in New Jersey, please feel free to contact Dr. Robert Zubowskiof Paramus New Jersey at the Robert Zubowski MD Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. You may also visit Natrelle for more detailed information on both saline and silicone implants.