Once you have decided to have breast augmentation there are some choices to make.
One of the decisions is which type of augmentation to have. There are three
augmentation choices: autologous fat, silicone implants or saline implants. Each choice
has pluses and minuses, but the most popular options are using either silicone or saline
implants. Enhancements done with autologous fat can work, but may carry more risks
when compared to silicone or saline implants. Potential factors such as being less
predictable, longer surgery times, and limited size increases are all reasons that make
silicone or saline implants the better choice. Which implant is better depends on each
person. Both types of implants have silicone shells, but internally are different. Silicone
implants are generally considered to have a more natural feel and look compared to the
saline option. This makes them especially ideal for women with a modest amount of
volume in the breast. However, the silicone implants may have a higher rate of capsular
contracture, they cost substantially more, and require a larger incision for placement
compared to saline implants. Another factor is that you must be at least 22 years-old to
get the silicone implants compared to a minimum of 18 years-old for saline.