When you decide to have breast augmentation surgery, you will need to weigh the pros and cons of silicone gel implants vs. saline implants. While both of these breast implant options have the ability to provide you with specific looks, your unique needs and aesthetic desires will ultimately determine what type of implant is right for you.
Many of our breast augmentation patients choose silicone implants because they tend to look and feel more like natural breasts. This is a legitimate concern for a number of our patients, and one that should be considered.
However, fears of water retention or weight gain with saline breast implants are unfounded, and though the question often arises, should not be a determining factor in your breast implant selection.
There is no evidence linking saline implants with water retention or weight gain. You will gain a nominal amount of weight with any breast augmentation procedure. This is because breast implants have weight. But the weight gain caused by breast implants will not be more than the weight of the implants themselves.
If you retain water in your breasts after implant surgery, it is more likely to be caused by general weight gain from aging or lifestyle choices. Making healthy decisions and getting plenty of exercise remain the best ways to avoid weight gain and water retention as you age.
In fact, a healthy diet and regular exercise can also help extend your breast augmentation results.
If you live in the Atlanta and Marietta, Georgia areas and would like to learn more about your breast augmentation options, please contact Crispin Plastic Surgery today to schedule your personal consultation.