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I’m 20 Years Old and Am Unsure if the Saline Implants I Get Will Be the Best Think for Me?

Q:  I’m 20 years old, Caucasian, 5ft6 and 130 pounds. I’ve been looking into getting saline implants as I’m not 22 yet and cannot get the silicone. I’ve heard alot of bad things about saline and I’m hoping y’all can put my mind at ease. How common is rippling? And how natural will it look/feel? Also, I’ve heard that if you have smaller breasts, that you shouldn’t get a dramatic increase in bust size like say from 32A to a 32D. Is this true? Lastly, should I get it above or below the muscle? Thanks!

A:  You are correct that silicone breast implants are only approved for use at age 22 and older so right now saline implants are your only option.  Saline implants can give a nice, natural result.  I prefer silicone for women who are seeking a dramatic increase in breast size (like from an A to a D) and for women with a small amount of natural breast tissue.  I love the dual plane approach where the implants (saline or silicone) are placed partially under the muscle – this also helps me achieve a more natural appearance since the implants aren’t sitting right under the skin.  You should also be aware that your nipples are spaced far apart.  This cannot be corrected with breast augmentation and will probably be more noticeable.  Please also keep in mind that you have the option of having saline implants now and going up a cup size or two.  You can see how they look over the next 2 years and switch to silicone if you want at age 22.

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