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The Age Old Question: Should You Go with Silicone or Saline Breast Implants?


During the many Breast Augmentation visits at Mouchantat Plastic Surgery, this question often comes up most with our patients: “What really is the difference between Silicone and Saline?” While sources go back and forth on which of these two implant options is superior, Dr. Mouchantat wants to help you make the right decision for your Breast Augmentation procedure. Your choice of implant will entirely depend on your own unique desired new look and feel.   

Why Saline Implants

Saline implants are made of an outer silicone shell that is inserted in place within the breast before filled. Once positioned, Dr. Mouchantat will fill these implants with sterile salt water (saline) until your breast implants have reached the ideal size. This allows for adjustments during the surgery to achieve optimal balance.

One of the major positives of using saline implants is they require smaller incisions during the surgery because the implants are deflated when inserted. This means that there are a variety of different incision locations to insert the implant through, which will give you the freedom to choose an incision location that will keep scars most hidden. Saline implants are safe to use for our Colorado clients over the age of 18 seeking Breast Augmentation.

Why Silicone Implants

Silicone implants differ from saline as they are already filled before insertion. Silicone implants contain—as you probably could guess—a cohesive silicone gel which is designed to feel like your own natural breast tissue. This cohesive gel also holds its shape quite well, making it extremely resistant to complications such as rupture or rippling. They even come in a variety of shapes (such as pear, or tear-drop shaped to mimic the natural look) and textures.

Silicone implants have a good reputation for feeling natural and like fatty tissue. There are many styles and sizes of silicone breast implants available to fit any body type and desired enhancement. This can especially be a good decision for women who have less soft tissue to ensure the breast looks and feels naturally beautiful. Silicone implants are available for women 22 years old and older.

Personalized Breast Augmentation For Either Choice!

At Mouchantat Plastic Surgery, the choice of implant material is entirely up to you and your needs. During your private consultation, Dr. Mouchantat will listen to your specific goals and analyze your breasts to help provide his own professional recommendation as to which implant will best help you achieve your goal outcome.

Our amazing plastic surgery team helps women weigh the pros and cons of the different implant options and also discuss the other options for Breast Augmentations, such as your implant size and incision site. Any treatment plan will be a collaborative effort between you and Dr. Mouchantat. If you are interested in pursuing Breast Augmentation surgery, schedule your initial consultation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mouchantat today for both our Parker and Wheat Ridge locations.


Your Top Questions About Eyelid Surgery – Answered

The first place people look when conversing with someone is their face—more specifically, people generally look directly at the eyes during conversations. If you are someone with baggy or droopy eyelids, this not only can have a huge effect on your appearance, but also your self-esteem.
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Liposuction at Size 0: When Being Skinny Doesn’t Equate to Being Trim

I’m a Size Zero and I Got Liposuction
, an article recently published in Harper’s Bazaar, followed the plight of a size zero woman who underwent liposuction. Size zero, you ask—why would someone of that size need liposuction? Although the need for liposuction may seem far-fetched, Megan O’Brien explains that since childhood, she struggled with a protruding stomach. Like her mother before her, Megan could not shake the extra tummy weight. Megan described her skinny, long-legged body and rounded belly as a “spider”.
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Breast Augmentation: Should I Wait Until After Kids?

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Choosing to undergo a breast augmentation is a big decision in and of itself. For many women, it is a decision made only more difficult by their desire to have a family sometime down the road. How will the choice they are making now affect—or be affected by—a future pregnancy?  

Having been asked this many times at his Denver practice, Dr. Mouchantat has found that this question is especially disconcerting for women in the earlier years of their lives. While children may not be imminent, they are something that many women may someday want. Does this sound like you? Here, we explore four common considerations that may influence your decision. 
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Botox®: What Do Wrinkles Have to Do With It?

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has long been synonymous with wrinkle reduction—and for good reason! Botox safely and effectively treats crow’s feet (the pesky lines extending from the outer corner of your eyes), frown lines (formed in between the eyebrows), and forehead furrows. A patient favorite at Mouchantat Plastic Surgery, many patients wonder: what do wrinkles have to do with Botox?
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Is Nipple and Areola Reduction Right for Surgery?

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With breast enhancement is being as popular as it is, it is surprising just how little consideration a women’s areolas and nipples receive. Widely discussed, breast augmentation, reduction, and lifts dominate the conversation. And yet, plenty of women are uncomfortable with the appearance of their areolas or their nipples. At his Denver practice, Dr. Mouchantat offers nipple and areola reduction as an option for women self-conscious of their appearance.
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Lovely Lips

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Voluminous lips have always been a desired trait. Unfortunately for most, lusciously full lips do not come naturally. More than ever, men and women are seeking out cosmetic enhancement to help them achieve a shapely pout. With the help of dermal fillers, Dr. Mouchantat can help define the size and shape of your lips.
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3 Ways to Achieve a Natural Look with Breast Augmentation

Mouchantat, BA - ImageRecently, women have accepted a more subtle approach to breast augmentation. Gone are the days when women longed for prominently large breasts bustling with a bounty of cleavage. Instead, the majority of women now desire a breast augmentation that will naturally enhance their appearance.
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Don’t Rush into Your Mommy Makeover

Any mother can tell you that along with baby, there comes a number of changes to a woman’s body. Uncomfortable and sometimes inconvenient, pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding all take a toll on a new mother’s figure. Hoping to attain their bodies to their pre-pregnancy shape, many women come to Mouchantat Plastic Surgery seeking out Dr. Mouchantat’s assistance.
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How to Get the Most from CoolSculpting

Mouchantat, CoolSculpting - ImageAt Mouchantat Plastic Surgery, we love CoolSculpting! A non-invasive treatment, CoolSculpting has proven itself an effective treatment for targeting and destroying stubborn pockets of fat. Already a great treatment—with a little effort, CoolSculpting can be even better.
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Dr. Mouchantat has been performing plastic surgery procedures in the Denver area for over thirteen years. Some of these procedures include abdominoplasty, breast augmentation, breast reconstruction, breast reduction, liposuction, face lifts and eyelid surgery. Dr. Mouchantat is experienced in fat grafting techniques as well. Some procedures can be done comfortably in the office under local anesthesia, while others are done in an accredited outpatient surgical facility or hospital setting.


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