Which Type of Breast Implant Is Right For You (Silicone vs. Saline)?

The two types of breast implants are saline and silicone. This means that your breast implant, or the sac that is surgically placed under your breast tissue, is filled with either saline or silicone gel. Depending on your overall goals for feeling and look — you must decide which implant is right for you.

In your consultation with Dr. O’Neill, he will discuss in detail the difference and how he can meet your body image goals. In the meantime, we’ve put together some quick information to help you make more informed decisions.


Silicone Gel Breast Implants

  • FDA Approved
  • Feels More Natural
  • Predictable Results With Set Fill Volume
  • Two Shell Surface Options (Smooth vs. Textured)
  • Three Profiles – Moderate, Moderate Plus, and High Profile

Saline Filled Breast Implants

  • FDA Approved
  • Filled with Saltwater Solution
  • Slightly Firmer Than Silicone Gel
  • Placed in the Body Without Fluid, Then Filled to the Predetermined Size
  • Two Shell Surface Options (Smooth vs. Textured)
  • Three Profiles – Moderate, Moderate Plus, and High Profile
  • Size Can Be Adjusted For Up To Six Months After Surgery (with adjustable saline implant line)

Schedule A Consultation in Charleston Today!

If you are considering breast implants, it is important to know all of your options. Visit Dr. O’Neill and his expert plastic surgery team to discuss your breast augmentation questions, concerns, and end goals. Our office is conveniently and privately located on Daniel Island in Charleston, SC. Call today at 843-881-2130 or contact us online.

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About the Author

Upon completing medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC, Dr. O’Neill completed nine years of residency training. These nine years included a full general surgery and a plastic surgery residency, both at the Medical University of South Carolina, and a hand and microsurgery fellowship at the Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery. Dr. O’Neill has extensive certifications, training, skills, and knowledge that make him a successful physician who can carry out your next plastic surgery procedure. His expertise and technique will result in the beautiful and natural look you desire post surgery.

Board Certified:
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Sub-Certification in Hand and Microsurgery

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