When you think of salt water, it conjures up scenes of jumping in the ocean for a swim, and having it sting your eyes—and clear your sinuses, too! You might think of brining that turkey last week, which tasted a lot better than when you tried gargling salt water that time you were trying to head off a cold. A lot of people swear by its low-maintenance properties for pools and aquariums, and salt-water taffy is a favorite treat of tourists and locals alike! However, one of salt water’s most popular contributions doesn’t have anything to do with gargling away germs from a cup, but rather with filling your bra cup! We’re talking about saline breast implants for those who want a bigger, fuller bust.
Get Your Fill for a Fuller Look
Typically with this breast augmentation procedure, an empty, silicone outer shell is surgically placed behind your chest tissues and muscle. Incisions are made discreetly in places like your underarm, the natural crease underneath your breast, or around the areola to minimize any noticeable scarring. Then, once in position, the shells —usually single chamber—are filled with a sterile salt water (saline) solution using a special valve. This allows for easy adjustments during the surgery, and the result is uniform, firm, and fuller breasts that look great in a bathing suit for that trip to the ocean!
Depending on your preferences, saline breast implants can have a smooth or textured surface with your choice of size and shape—round or anatomical. You pick your perfect profile! The smooth type allows for natural movement, but may have some visible rippling. Textured are more likely to stay in position. Dr. Lisa J. Learn can explain the benefits of each and help you decide which will work best for your individual needs and desires. There are expandable versions available as well, in case you wish to go bigger later. All varieties are FDA approved, and if by chance a leak occurs, the saline is naturally absorbed and expelled from your body without posing any health risks. The shell will simply be removed and replaced. Keep in mind that implants may need some maintenance over time due to such factors as aging and weight fluctuations. They may also affect mammograms and breastfeeding, possibly requiring some specialized care.
The Bottom Line for Your Bust Line
Based on your body type, lifestyle, overall health, and other considerations, Dr. Lisa J. Learn can help you determine if saline breast implants are right for you. If you are considering breast augmentation surgery, find out the answers to your questions and concerns by scheduling a consultation today. As a female plastic surgeon, Dr. Lisa J. Learn understands how you feel, and wants to ensure that you are calm, comfortable, and confident with your decision.
So, before you dive into the salt water sea, or bite into that salt water treat, find out more about salt-water filled implants and how they can boost your bra size and your self-image, making you feel as beautiful as you look. For the firm, youthful figure of your dreams, call (954) 380-8411 to make an appointment, or visit us at our Fort Lauderdale, FL, office today.