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Replacing Your Saline Implants with Silicone!

By August 31, 2012 No Comments

Ever thought of switching out your saline breast implants for silicone gel breast implants? Maybe you had your breast augmentation done when silicone gel implants were unavailable or had your implants done when you were under 22 and silicone were not an option. Whatever the case, if you are looking to switch, this can be done relatively quickly and easily and it can allow you to update or refresh the appearance of your breast implants!

Silicone gel breast implants have a number of advantages over saline breast implants that help women achieve better breast augmentation results. Silicone gel breast implants are less likely to ripple or fold and look and feel more like natural breast tissue. These factors help women to achieve breast augmentation results that are more natural, more attractive and longer-lasting as silicone gel breast implants are not as heavy as saline breast implants.

When meeting with Dr. Danielpour and Dr. Layke in your personalized consultation, you will discuss whether you are looking to change your results or keep them the same. If you are not looking to change your results, the procedure for removing your saline breast implants and replacing them with silicone gel breast implants can be very quick and may require even more minimal recovery time. If you want to increase your breast size, it may take a little longer before the breast implants settle into their final position.

If you are looking to move to smaller implants after many years of using a larger implant, it may be necessary to do a breast lift, to ensure your skin envelope wraps the breast implants appropriately giving you the best breast augmentation results. However, your breast skin will shrink somewhat around a smaller breast implant so Dr. Danielpour and Dr. Layke may recommend holding off on having a breast lift unless there is significant sagging.  If you are not satisfied with the amount of skin tightening, a breast lift can always be done at a later stage.

Another plus to switching from saline to silicone gel breast implants, some implant companies offer rewards to those who switch. Mentor offers patients a $250 American Express gift card for those who undergo the surgery to switch from saline to silicone gel.

Call Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group today to schedule your consultation!

(310) 853-5147