Saline vs. Gel

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Saline or gel? That's the question most people ask themselves when thinking about breast enhancement surgery.

The implants have some similarities: both saline and gel can create a larger, shapelier breast and boost a woman's confidence. They both require a simple surgery that is well tolerated by most healthy women. And they both allow a woman to breastfeed later in life, as they don't interfere with her milk ducts.

But the similarities stop there.

Saline implants are empty receptacles that are filled with saline fluid to achieve the perfect size. Saline implants beat out gel in terms of price, as they're usually less expensive. But saline implants have some negatives, as well. They can be prone to deflation or rippling and women who get saline implants have a higher chance of getting capsular contracture - where scar tissue forms around an implant - which can be painful and make the breast feel hard.

Cohesive gel implants, on the other hand, are available in a huge range of shapes, sizes and projections. They won't leak or deflate and they feel more like a real breast than saline implants do. They end up costing more than saline, but gel implants are much more popular than saline at most clinics these days, including the Brampton Cosmetic Surgery Center and Medical Spa.

"We encourage people to have a consultation and not make decisions based on price", says Dr. Sleightholm, Director of Surgery at Brampton Cosmetic Surgery Center and Medical Spa. "There are so many different variables that go into this and you have to be examined by caring professional in order to truly choose the right one for you".

 

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Brampton Plastic Surgeon