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Which Type of Breast Implant is Right for You?

Interested in getting breast implants, but not sure which implant is right for you? New Orleans Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery created this infographic on two types of breast implants, saline and silicone, to help you decide which is best for you. For more information on breast implants, or to schedule a consultation, please contact New Orleans Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery.

Saline

  • Approved for ages 18 and up
  • Less expensive
  • More unique feel
  • Smaller incisions and scars
  • Filled after insertion
  • Rupture easily detected
  • Body will absorb harmlessly

Silicone

  • Approved for ages 22 and up
  • More expensive
  • Natural, softer feel
  • Larger incisions and scars
  • Inserted at full size
  • Rupture is harder to detect
  • Requires MRI and ultrasound