Breast Augmentation Methods: Silicone Or Saline; If the patient chooses breast augmentation with implants, she usually has the choice between silicone or saline solution. Implants made of silicone are now the standard because they are very safe and can no longer leak. In addition, they feel very natural and there are hundreds of variations with different shapes, volumes and surfaces.
An alternative to silicone implants, which is particularly popular in the US, are implants with saline solution. Leakage is harmless, the material is broken down by the body. Another advantage: In this method of breast augmentation, the implants are inserted empty into the breast and then filled to the desired volume. Thus, a much smaller cut is necessary and the scar is less noticeable. On the other hand, it is disadvantageous that the implant casing can become slack over the years, thereby changing the shape of the breast. In addition, small amounts of saline may leak through the membrane, creating cavities in the implant, which can lead to so-called. In the preliminary examination, let the surgeon advise you in detail which implant is best suited for you.
Operation and course of treatment
The breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that lasts between 60 and 120 minutes. She is under general anesthesia, the patient is usually hospitalized for one night. On request, some doctors and clinics offer an outpatient treatment, but then ensure that care by relatives or friends in the first few days after breast augmentation is guaranteed. Before the operation takes place, all doubts about the operation and its course should be eliminated, so the preliminary examination with a detailed discussion with the doctor is very important. If the patient or the doctor has to consider, the treatment should not be carried out – with a reputable doctor the well-being of the patient comes first.