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A 37-year-old member asked:

do you know are silicone or saline breast implants safer?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
FDA POSITION: This is a long and detailed discussion. While these implants are relatively safe, all surgery carries risksyou may also want to review the 60 page fda position statement on this subject: http://www.Fda.Gov/medicaldevices/productsandmedicalprocedures/implantsandprosthetics/breastimplants/default.Htm although saline implants are perceived to have less risks they differ for medical/cosmetic concern.

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A 23-year-old female asked:

Are saline breast implants safer than silicone? I'm debating which to get.

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Saline 'rocks": Saline does not cause problems when it "infiltrates" into the body accidently. The only major issue if any is a sudden "rupture" of the implants from a blow to the chest such as a auto accident air bag or steering wheel. Saline is easily absorbed by the body as opposed to silicone. Talk to a plastic surgeon about these choices before you place all your "rocks"($$) into the "barrel".
Dr. Darryl Blinski
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
The post response is old info. The newer silicone (Gummy Bear) are cohesive gel - that is they stick only to itself not to tissue....
Jun 17, 2015

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