Video: Saline Breast Injections & Which Breast Implant Feels Most Natural

Video Transcript

Today I want to talk about the 24-hour saline injections, and then answer some questions at the end.

Now I don't know if you've heard about this yet, but in the United States, some plastic surgeons are doing saline breast injections. It sounds like exactly what it is—they are filling up syringes of saline and injecting it directly into the breasts.

What's really cool about this is that it only lasts for 18 to 24 hours, so it kind of gives you the idea if it's something you want to commit to if you're on the fence about whether or not breast implants are right for you.

The draw back to this is that it costs anywhere between $2,500 to $3,500 for an 18 to 24 hour enjoyment period. For some of us, that's pretty steep. But if you're kicking around an extra $3,500 and don't know what to do with it, I'd suggest trying it out. It sounds pretty cool to me.

After the 24-hour period, your body just absorbs the solution, because it's salt water. Your body just processes it like it would if you were to get a saline IV drip in the hospital.

I personally wouldn't have gotten that procedure before I got implants, because I wasn't on the fence about it. A typical augmentation costs between $4,500 and $5,500. It's so close in price, that if I'm on the fence, I'm probably not going to doing something like that.

But it's an option out there, and I wanted you guys to know about it.

Question 1: I hear that bloating and constipation are pretty common after getting breast implants. What was your experience?

Well I had done my research and knew this was going to be a possibility, so I got a tea called "Smooth Move." It does exactly what it sounds like it does. It's an herbal tea, and you can get it at any grocery store like Kroger, Publix, or whatever you have in your area.

It's just an herbal like green tea, except it has other things in it. You just steep it and drink 1 to 2 tea bags every 2 to 4 hours—maybe every 6 hours—and it takes care of it.

Right after post-op, my husband made me some because I thought I would have issues. And thankfully I didn't have any problems. So Smooth Move is the way to go!

Question 2: Which breast implant feels more natural?

Definitely silicone implants. I have saline implants and I love them, but they can be a little firm. They are overfilled and they aren't a squishy material—it's water basically. So if you're looking for a more natural feeling implant to mimic the breast tissue, you're going to want silicone. That's the easy answer!

If you have any questions, just submit them below and I will answer them at the end of my next video or the one after that. Thanks for stopping by, and I look forward to connect with ya'll later!

Thoughts from Dr. Glenn Davis

Many women now opt for the most recent generation of silicone or 'gummy' implants that use a cohesive gel. In general, silicone implants feel more natural, and are available with varying degrees of 'cohesivity,' with the softest gel implants feeling most like natural breast tissue.

The benefit of firmer gel implants is that they will maintain the fullness of your upper breast slightly more than a softer gel implant.