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Saline Vs Silicone Vs Gummy Breast Implants – What’s The Difference?

We are so excited about this blog post because we get to answer one of the most asked questions we hear from our patients! What is the difference between saline, silicone, and the “gummy bear” breast implants? Phoenix women who have started looking into breast augmentation are understandably confused about what the exact difference are between these three options. So take a look below to learn more and then make sure to give Dr. Meger a call today at (602) 957-6000.

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When you call our offices, you can expect to be answered by one of our helpful and highly-trained staff. We spend most of the day on the phone with new patients, and we always love hearing from them. The first step is to schedule a convenient time for you to come into our modern and comfortable offices to meet with Dr. Meger in person. During this visit, you’ll get to ask him all of your questions and talk about your goals for your procedure. From there, Dr. Meger may perform an examination and begin developing your totally customized treatment plan. Give us a call today to learn more.

Different Types of Breast Implants

Phoenix women have a few different types of breast implants to choose from, and it can be tricky to figure out the differences between each of them. Here’s a quick, helpful guide on the difference between saline, silicone, and gummy bear implants.

  • Saline breast implants - The oldest type of breast implant, saline implants have a silicone shell that is usually inserted into the breast pocket first. Then the implants are filled with saline solution. One of the main benefits of saline implants is that they only require a very small incision. However, they tend to have a “rippling” effect on the edges that can be visible on the side of the breast.
  • Silicone breast implants - Here’s where it starts to get difficult. Silicone implants are known as “4th generation” implants. Like saline implants, these also have a silicone casing. But instead of being filled with saline, these implants are already filled with a silicone gel. Obviously, these implants require a larger incision since they are pre-filled with the gel.
  • Gummy bear breast implants - Phoenix women love this “5th generation” silicone implant because it feels the most natural. Unlike the other two options, this implant is one solid piece of silicone, meaning if it tears, nothing will leak out.

Phoenix women who are unhappy with how their breasts look--for whatever reason--should call Dr. Meger today at (602) 957-6000. Dr. Meger has helped thousands of women change their lives with youthful, natural-looking breasts. Call us today!