Choosing Your Type of Breast Implants: MemoryGel® vs. Saline

Plastic Surgeon serving Lutherville Timonium, Baltimore & Columbia areas of Maryland

Here at the Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland, we use two types of breast implants: MemoryGel® and Saline implants. We’ve chosen to use one of the best manufacturers of implants, Mentor Worldwide LLC, which has been a recognized name in the plastic surgery industry for more than 30 years.

Now that we’ve established the types of breast implants we use, what about choosing which to go with? It’s true that both types are outstanding products, but there are some differences to consider before undergoing cosmetic surgery. The best resource will be your board certified plastic surgeon, but we’ll give you a quick rundown of the benefits of MemoryGel® Silcone Breast Implants and Saline Breast Implants.

MemoryGel® Silicone Breast Implants Are More Popular Than Ever

According to recent statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, breast augmentation procedures are up 37% since 2000. And of those surgeries, silicone breast implants were much more popular, at 72% of overall procedures performed with silicone implants over saline breast implants at 28%. Here are a few of the things that set Mentor MemoryGel® silicone breast implants apart from the rest: MemoryGel(R) Silicone Breast Implants

-          MemoryGel® Breast Implants are FDA approved

-          Each implant is filled with Mentor’s proprietary cohesive gel

-          The gel filler holds together uniformly and retains a natural five that resembles breast tissue

-          The implants have a set fill volume for predictable results

-          MemoryGel® Silicone Breast Implants come in three projection options: Moderate, Moderate Plus and High Profile to give you just the look you want

-          They come in two shell surface options: smooth and textured

-          MemoryGel® Breast Implants are covered by the Mentor Premier Advantage Warranty

(Source: Mentor Worldwide LLC)

Saline Breast Implants Are Reliable and Popular Options for Many Women

Despite the recent popularity of MemoryGel® Breast Implants, Saline breast implants are still used often in breast augmentation and reconstruction procedures throughout the country. Saline Breast Implants

-          Saline Breast Implants are FDA approved

-          These implants are filled with a saltwater solution similar to the fluid that makes up most of the human body

-          Saline implants have a slightly firmer feel than gel-filled implants

-          They have a flexible fill volume that can be adjusted by the surgeon during the procedure

-          They come in two shell surface options: smooth and textured

-          You can choose from three projection options: Moderate, Moderate Plus and High Profile

-          Our saline implants are covered by the Mentor Standard or Enhanced Limited Warranty and Lifetime Replacement Policy

(Source: Mentor Worldwide LLC)

Ultimately, the choice between MemoryGel® Silicone Breast Implants and Saline Breast Implants is up to you and your board certified plastic surgeon. If you’re in the metro Baltimore area and ready to look into cosmetic surgery, please get in touch with us at the Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland.

Contact: The Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland (410) 616-3000