Dr. Nicholas Vendemia provides state of the art breast surgery procedures in Manhattan, NYC, which include breast augmentation, breast lift, and breast reduction. Breast augmentation is an increasingly popular plastic surgery procedure in the U.S. because of the improving surgical techniques and availability of high quality FDA approved breast implants. Patients in New York City and surrounding areas have an opportunity to receive breast implant surgery from Dr. Vendemia.
What are Saline Breast Implants?
The FDA has approved two types of breast implants, which include silicone implants and saline implants. Saline implants are made of a silicone outer shell that is filled with a sterile saline water solution. Saline implants may be pre-filled or some types can filled according to the patient’s breast anatomy during the breast augmentation surgery.
These implants are available in sizes ranging from 120cc to 960cc, and the shells may be available in smooth and textured forms. The FDA has approved the use of saline implants for patients who are at least 18 years of age. However, in case of breast reconstruction surgery, there is no such age restriction. Saline implants may also be used in breast revision surgeries, which are designed to improve the results of a primary surgery.
Saline implants may be filled to the precise size as needed by the patient. The sterile saline solution is fully biocompatible, which means that in case of an implant leak, the solution will get naturally absorbed by the body and cause no harm. Leakage in case of saline breast implants is also easier to detect because a quick deflation of the implant will take place.
Saline solution makes these implants relatively lighter and comfortable. The procedure of implant insertion is less invasive because the implant can be placed in the breast tissue in its deflated condition through a smaller incision. Chances of scarring may become reduced in such a procedure.
Saline vs. Silicone Breast Implants
Rippling is a common occurrence in saline implants, which makes them less aesthetically pleasing as compared to silicone implants. Advanced qualities of silicone gel based implants are more natural looking not just in terms of appearance, but also in their touch and feel. Highly cohesive silicone gel implants are more stable and retain their natural form under all conditions. A growing number of people now prefer silicone implants for breast augmentation due to their numerous benefits.
Dr. Vendemia strongly recommends the use of silicone gel implants to his patients in New York City and other areas. With advancements in implant technologies, safety standards of silicone implants have improved dramatically. Superior qualities in silicone breast implants are now manufactured with a highly cohesive silicone gel core, which does not leak out even in case of implant damage or breakage.
In terms of feel and experience, silicone gel implants can mimic the natural breast tissue most closely. They are soft and supple to touch and feel. The silicone gel core is very solid, and does not move away from its position. Therefore, the aesthetics remain maintained, the safety remains high, and yet the softness and suppleness of natural breasts can be experienced by the patient.