Silicone vs. Saline Implants

Plastic Surgeons serving Denver, Littleton, and Surrounding Areas in Colorado


One of the choices you will need to make prior to your breast augmentation surgery is what type of breast implant you are interested in. At Grossman Plastic Surgery, our breast surgeons offer both silicone and saline breast implants. Both of these options are FDA approved and can provide remarkable results. However, there are distinct differences between the two that should be understood before making your final selection.

Saline Breast Implants

Saline breast implants are filled after they have been placed. This allows one of our board-certified plastic surgeons to make a smaller incision for placement. Saline breast implants can be placed either above or below the muscle through any of the breast augmentation incision options.

Saline implants are the only implants available to women under the age of 23, but are more prone to aesthetic imperfections. Rippling, wrinkling, double-bubble, and sagging are much more common with saline implants.

Silicone Breast Implants

Silicone breast implants are less likely to result in aesthetic imperfections. For this reason alone, many women choose to have silicone breast implants placed. However, silicone breast implants will require a larger incision which can slightly increase both surgical and recovery time. Silicone breast implants are also not available to women under the age of 23.

Your anatomical features and aesthetic desires will play the largest role in determining what type of breast implant is best for you. During your initial consultation at Grossman Plastic Surgery, the pros and cons of each breast implant option will be discussed with you in full.

If you are considering breast augmentation in or around Denver, Colorado, please contact Grossman Plastic Surgery to schedule an initial consultation today.