“On Trend” with New York Breast Augmentation
So, you enjoy keeping up with the latest trends. You’ve been following the current crop of emerging young stars, and you’ve subscribed a few influencer channels. You’ve tried CBD-based products and ordered at least one Impossible Burger. You’ve found a way to work the interesting new gray-beige colors into your wardrobe and/or home décor.
Now you’re ready to get serious about breast augmentation in New York, and you’re leaning toward…saline implants?
It’s ok. Not to worry. While silicone gel breast implants may seem like all the rage, saline implants still have a lot to offer. Here are five good reasons women still choose them and feel satisfied with their decision:
• They are approved for younger women. When the FDA re-approved silicone implants about 15 years ago—newer gel models—they restricted their use to women 21 and older. We do sometimes work with mature teens seeking breast augmentation in New York—often they’re headed to college or the workplace and don’t want to wait to enhance their figure. For these patients, saline is the choice.
• Saline implants look and feel much like their soft silicone cousins when they are of appropriate size and placed behind the chest muscle. Today’s cohesive silicone gel models may seem to mimic natural breast tissue more effectively when you hold one in your hand, but that’s not where they will end up. Remember, in our New York breast augmentation surgeries we place implants under existing chest tissue, not outside the body!
• Incisions can be much smaller for saline implants than those required for silicone models. Since saline implants are filled after insertion, they can be placed inside the breast pocket through small incisions. The resulting scars will be smaller too.
• Saline implants cost less than silicone implants. Although the price of the devices themselves is not the biggest number on a breast enlargement bill, it’s not insignificant either. Saline implants run a bit less than silicone implants—usually a few hundred dollars less.
• A rupture in a saline implant is harmless and easy to detect. The ever-cautious FDA wants women to be alert for a rupture in a silicone gel implant, even to the point of recommending periodic MRI tests which can be pricey. You should know that if a silicone implant’s shell should lose integrity, it’s unlikely the cohesive gel filling will migrate outside the breast pocket. Still, it’s not a good idea to ignore a ruptured device.
Saline implants deflate when ruptured, and the solution inside is absorbed by the body with no ill effects. It’s easy to tell when this happens and the implant can be simply replaced.
There’s one last factor. Years-ago hysteria about liquid silicone implants (and their ultimate removal from the market) echoes in today’s concerns over breast implant illness (BII). We feel strongly that both silicone gel and saline-filled breast implants are safe, otherwise we would not use them. We follow the science carefully and offer the models that have the best track record for our New York breast augmentation patients.
We understand, however, that some patients just do not feel ready to choose silicone implants. That’s perfectly fine. Having performed breast enlargement for three decades in our Manhattan cosmetic surgery practice, we are comfortable with all the devices we use and we know how to get natural looking results for the women we serve.
Want to learn more? Send us some information about you and your goals and we’ll get back to you soon.