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Saline Vs. Silicone Implants in Denver

The choice between saline and silicone implants often confuses patients. Dr. Jennifer Emmett, board-certified by the American Board of Surgery, and practicing at Emmett Plastic Surgery in Lone Tree, has helped many Denver and Centennial area women understand the unique benefits of saline vs. silicone implants, and has given them the exact information they need to make the right implant choice.

What are Saline vs. Silicone Implants?

At Emmett Plastic Surgery, we only offer in the most advanced and safest breast implants. Women over the age of 22 can choose between new FDA-approved cohesive silicone gel breast implants, and women over the age of 18 can select from implants that are saline-filled. Each type of implant has its own set of benefits which Dr. Emmett can discuss with you during your initial consultation. Schedule your complimentary consultation now to get all of the information you need about saline and silicone implants.

Saline-filled implants are filled with a sterilized solution of salt water. If the implant does happen to leak, the saline is naturally and easily absorbed by your body with no negative side effects. On the other hand, breast implants with silicone cohesive gel are equally as safe. In the unlikely event of a rupture or leak, the gelatin-like substance is self-binding, which prevents it from spreading beyond the area of the implant itself.

What are the Benefits of Saline vs. Silicone Implants?

Breast surgery for implants is an extremely safe procedure with Dr. Emmett at Emmett Plastic Surgery. Dr. Emmett is committed to making sure you are completely satisfied with your results, and that you have realistic expectations of breast surgery.

Both saline and silicone implants have outer silicone shells. Saline implants are not pre-filled. The empty silicon pouch is put into place and then filled with saline solution. Silicone implants are pre-filled with silicone gel that has gelatin-like qualities, allowing it to maintain its shape even if it’s pulled or stretched. At Emmett plastic surgery, our new FDA-approved silicone implants have unique cohering properties, which enable the silicone inside your implant to behave as a solid, which gives it tremendously realistic contouring effects. Some women feel that silicone breast implants look and feel more like natural breast tissue.

Are Breast Implants Safe?

If you are considering breast augmentation, you may wonder about the safety of breast implants. The Institute of Medicine’s findings in 1999 and 30 years of clinical experience demonstrate that breast implants are quite safe. Breast implants, like any other medical device, are not intended to last a lifetime, and you will need to schedule annual follow-up check-ups.

You should also know that at Emmett Plastic Surgery, we take every precaution humanly possible to make certain your implant procedure is flawless from a safety perspective. The Joint Commission Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) has accredited all of our surgery centers, signifying the excellence of our commitment to superior risk management practices when it comes to the safety and well-being of our patients. JCAHO certifies more than 21,000 healthcare organizations in the U.S., and it is the same organization that major hospitals rely upon for accreditation. The JCAHO seal is a symbol of quality that reflects Emmett Plastic Surgery’s commitment to meeting the highest performance standards and excelling in providing the safest and most effective care of the highest quality and value.

How Much Do Saline vs. Silicone Breast Implants Cost?

Neither saline nor silicone breast implants are covered by most insurance plans, as they are considered an elective procedure. Dr. Emmett, however, provides a variety of financing options through CareCredit®, Key Bank, and Prosper® Healthcare Lending to make breast augmentation available and affordable to everyone. Emmett Plastic Surgery also accepts cash, personal checks, and major credit cards.

If you live in Centennial or the Greater Denver area and have always wished for larger, more voluptuous breasts, consider breast implants at the Emmett Plastic Surgery. Dr. Emmett can guide you in selecting the implant type that is right for you, be it saline implants or cohesive silicone gel breast implants. Contact Dr. Emmett today for your complimentary consultation. With Dr. Emmett, you will always experience the safest, highest quality, best-value plastic surgery and breast implant experience.