Breast Augmentation Silicone vs Saline: How to Choose

May 30, 2023

Deciding which implant is best for your breast augmentation can be difficult. That’s why we’re sharing a few key differences between the two options, so you can decide which implant is right for you.

What Are The Differences Between Silicone and Saline?


Silicone implants look and feel more natural than saline implants due to their teardrop shape and gel consistency. Saline implants are round and, although they do not look as natural as regular breasts, they are popular choices for women due to the striking physique they create. 

Dr. Ravi uses only IDEAL IMPLANT® for saline implant procedures. The IDEAL IMPLANT is a hybrid of silicone and saline. It is an “ideal” choice if you want a breast lift and augmentation. 

Potential Health Risks

Implants can rupture. An IDEAL IMPLANT consists of sterilized water and salt. Should it rupture, there are no known health risks. In fact, a 2017 survey reported that 91% of the women polled would prefer saline implants to rupture inside of their breasts instead of silicone implants.

Silicone implants have a gel interior. These implants aren’t known to cause health problems. However, if a silicone implant ruptures, you’re likely to feel breast pain and see breast thickening.


Repair Necessity

When a silicone implant ruptures, surgery is usually necessary. You will require surgery if the rupture causes breast deformity or thickening. However, surgery is not standard for a ruptured IDEAL IMPLANT. Instead, the solution safely absorbs into your body. 

Which One Is Right for Me?

Are you still uncertain about which implant is best for you? Do not worry; it is normal to be indecisive. Speaking with an experienced plastic surgeon will help you realize whether silicone or the IDEAL IMPLANT is right for you. Calling Dr. Ravi Somayazula “experienced” would be an understatement. He is trained in plastic, cosmetic, and reconstructive surgery. This means he’s also educated about how your implants can affect other appearance-enhancing procedures down the road. Furthermore, he specializes in breast augmentation, so he’s best suited to help you choose an implant.

Houston, Texas, Breast Augmentation Surgery

Dr. Ravi is a reputable plastic surgeon who understands how important a role your appearance plays in your self-confidence. That is why he is a perfectionist and has garnered outstanding reviews from Texas natives and others who have traveled to benefit from his services. If you’d like to schedule a consultation with him, call 281-242-1061, Body By Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics. 

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Dr. Ravi Somayazula and Dr. Swapna Gopathi, are Board-Certified Physicians, while using a patient-centered approach and spend as much time as needed to make each patient feel special and respected—not just another person walking through the door. As a team, a one-of-a-kind treatment plan is created to address concerns from head to toe with the latest surgical and non-surgical techniques, including: Breast Augmentation (Implants), Tummy Tucks, Liposuction, Mommy Makeovers, miraDry®, Botox®, Dermal Fillers, and Sculptra®. Working side-by-side, Dr. Ravi and Dr. Gopathi strive to create a long-lasting relationship with each patient, meeting any new aesthetic needs as they arise. Together, the staff at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics take each patient step-by-step through their cosmetic journey to achieve the desired aesthetic results.

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