What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Saline and Silicone Breast Implants?

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


If you’re a Denver-area woman considering a breast augmentation, you’ve probably been struck by the number of options you’ve found while researching the procedure. There’s a lot you can do to customize the procedure so that it meets all of your aesthetic goals.

One of the more notable decisions is choosing between silicone and saline breast implants. The doctors at Grossman Plastic Surgery will, of course, go into greater detail about these choices before you undergo your breast augmentation, but a little information will prove helpful.

First, it’s important to understand that women in Denver can get a safe breast augmentation with either type of implant. Whether you choose saline or silicone, we can perform the procedure safely and effectively.

Saline implants:

  • Require a smaller incision, thus minimizing scarring
  • Can be filled after being placed, making implant sizing much easier
  • Have a safe saline solution that will be absorbed by your body if the implants rupture

On the other hand, silicone breast implants:

  • Are less prone to rippling than saline
  • Look more natural

The Food and Drug Administration approved the use of silicone breast implants for women over the age of 22 in 2006. These implants are now better and safer than ever, and that decision was made after a decade of research into the safety of silicone implants.

We’ll help you make this decision by answering all of your breast augmentation questions, listening to your goals and desires and considering your safety.

If you’re a Denver-area woman who wants to learn more about your breast augmentation options, please contact Grossman Plastic Surgery today for more information.