Saline Breast Implants Benefits
New! Dr. Pratt is now offering a new form of breast implant called the Ideal Implant, which is a “structured implant”, meaning that the outer shell is different from both saline and silicone implants making them look and feel more natural than traditional implants. Ideal Implants use a saline fill, thus eliminating the constant worry of ”silent rupture” associated with silicone implants. Learn more about Ideal Implants here.
We are also proud to continue offering our Everett, Kirkland and Seattle breast augmentation patients traditional saline breast implants to improve their body contour. Renowned Seattle / Tacoma cosmetic surgeon Dr. David Pratt can place saline breast implants either above or below the chest muscle, depending on your body type.
Some of the benefits that saline breast implants provide patients over other forms of breast implants include:
Safety Track Record – Saline breast implants have a longer proven safety track record than any other type of implant available today, as they have been used for breast augmentation since the 1960s. Unlike other forms of breast implants, saline breast implants are filled with a sterile saltwater solution that is completely safe in the unlikely event that the breast implant were to rupture.
Cost – Saline breast implants are significantly less expensive than are silicone implants and do not require repeated costly MRI examinations. It is generally recommended for patients with silicone implants to have regular MRI breast examinations in order to check for signs of possible occult rupture. With saline implants rupture is quite rare, however, if rupture does occur, it is obvious without special tests since the implant deflates and this is clearly evident on examination by your physician.
Incision Size – Since saline breast implants are inflated only after they are placed in their proper position, the incisions required to place the breast implants can be much smaller than the incisions required for other breast implant options.
Appearance – Dr. Pratt has the more than 16 years of breast implant surgery experience and has found that essentially all of the saline breast augmentation patients have been very happy with their result. Spouses are similarly happy with the natural feel of saline breast implants. Saline breast implants have a very low likelihood of “capsular contracture”, a fancy way of describing formation of thick scar tissue around one’s implant which causes the breast implant to become hard, round, unnatural appearing balls. Patients who are extremely thin or have very little native breast tissue should in most cases undergo submuscular saline breast implantation.
If you are considering breast surgery, including breast enlargement and breast reduction in the Seattle, Kirkland, Everett or Tacoma, Washington area, please schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Pratt to learn more about how saline breast implants can give you the breast appearance you desire.