Breast augmentation surgery remains the most popular cosmetic surgery performed in the United States every year. While other options are available to improve the appearance of your breasts, including breast reductions and breast lifts, only an augmentation can enlarge your breasts and give you the new shape you’ve always wanted.

Many of the patients that come to Dr. Julio Garcia’s office seeking breast augmentation surgery are very familiar with the size, shape and appearance that they would like to achieve. However, fewer are aware of the options, and pros and cons of each implant option available.

The two most popular implant options on the market today are either saline or silicone breast implants. Saline breast implants, like they sound, are filled with saline which is a sterile salt-like water. If a saline implant were to leak below the surface of your skin you can rest assured that your body would naturally absorb the contents of your implant. Many of Dr. Garcia’s patients report that their saline implants look natural and maintain a very uniform shape and feel.

Silicone breast implants are filled with silicone gel. Unlike saline implants, your body cannot naturally absorb silicone if the implant begins to leak. However, if your silicone implant begins to leak it would not burst like a saline implant. Instead it would slowly leak and maintain its shape for some time. Silicone implants are the more popular choice for most breast augmentation surgery patients because they feel much like natural breast tissue one placed inside the chest.

If you are considering breast augmentation surgery it is important to understand the pros and cons of each of your implant options. Contact Dr. Julio Garcia today to learn more about breast implant surgery.

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