Choosing the size of your breast implant probably is the most important decision you’ll make regarding your breast augmentation.
Another important choice you will need to make prior to starting your breast augmentation procedure is whether you will choose implants of silicone or saline.
Both types have their advantages and disadvantages, and you and Dr. Smith will discuss the pros and cons of each at length before you make your decision.
Both are safe and approved by the FDA. In fact, the FDA has deemed both safe for cosmetic and for reconstructive surgery. Thousands of women each year receive either saline or silicone implants safely and are very happy with their results.*
You may have heard that you will need to replace your breast implants about every 10 years or so. This is not true.
You will only need to replace your implants if they crack or rupture – a rare occurrence! – and both silicone and saline implants should last much longer than a decade.*
Not to worry if you have saline implants and one or both rupture: you’re not in danger (remember saline is a fluid that mimics much of your natural bodily fluids). Your body will simply absorb the fluid and your breast(s) will become smaller, so you’ll want to have a replacement surgery to have bigger, fuller breasts again.*
Should your silicone implant crack (silicone implants don’t rupture), you shouldn’t be in any danger, but Dr. Smith does recommend that you have the implant replaced.
Silicone implants cost more than saline breast implants because of their softer appearance, pre-filled material, and lifetime warranty.
Breast augmentation is one of the safest surgeries that Dr. Smith performs. Dr. Smith and his staff will discuss the risks of breast augmentation surgery at your consultation where you are encouraged to ask questions.
Both and saline and silicone breast implants are extremely safe and reliable. Both types last for many years, if not decades. Dr. Smith tends to recommend silicone implants because of their more natural look and feel.*
You and Dr. Smith will discuss both types at length, including potential appearance issues, cost, and any and all safety concerns you may have about either one.
No matter whether you choose saline or silicone breast implants, Dr. Smith and his team will support your choice and will strive to make sure you are thrilled with your breast augmentation results.
Appointments can be made by calling (702) 838-2455. For patients who live a long distance from Las Vegas, online consultations are available.