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Doctor insights on: Silicone Vs Saline Implants Feel

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Why should I have saline implants instead of silicone ones?

Why should I have saline implants instead of silicone ones?

Personal choice: In my opinion, silicone implants are softer, lighter, and more natural appearing. The outer shell of both implants is made out of silicone. Benefits of saline implants include cost. After obtaining all the information, it is a personal choice. ...Read more

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Saline (Definition)

Saline water is a general term for water that contains a significant concentration of dissolved salts (nacl). In medicine we use saline solution for IV hydration. Normal saline (ns) is the commonly-used phrase for a solution of 0.90% w/v of nacl, about 300 mosm/l or ...Read more


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What is the difference between silicone and saline implants?

IV fluid: Saline implants are a silicone balloon filled with IV fluid-saline. Silicone implants are silicone balloons filled with silicone gel. Silicone implants are softer, more natural, with less chance of seeing ripples. ...Read more

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What was the benefit of silicone compared to saline implants for breasts?

What was the benefit of silicone compared to saline implants for breasts?

Several: Silicone implants typically feel softer than saline implants. Both are very safe. If a silicone implant ruptures, you may not know it, and you would need an mri. However, the silicone will likely stay within the implant shell because the silicone is a cohesive gel. http://www.dassmd.com/breast-augmentation/breast-augmentation-of-los-angeles.html. ...Read more

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What is the difference between saline implants and silicone gel implants?

Material: Basically, saline in a bag and silicone in a bag. Check the data on length of success and safety and compare. Also, look at follow-up options after failure. Good Luck. Suggest if you do it , then only do it for you -- not someone else -- your body. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the difference between saline implants and silicone gel implants?

Materials: Saline implants are bags of saline, which has a certain feel and movement to it. Silicone gel implants are bags of silicone gel. Different feel and movement. Fill a balloon with water and fill another with jello and let set in fridge. Squeeze them and poke them with your finger to feel the difference. Silicone would be somewhat firmer than the jello, but same idea.Read up on them. Good Luck. ...Read more

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

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

Saline vs Silicone: Right now, both are considered safe by the FDA. Know that BOTH saline and implants have an outer silicone shell. Both have similar risk of capsular contracture, infection and scarring. Silicone implants feel more like real breasts. However, when placed behind the pectoralis muscle, it's difficult to tell the difference. In-depth Plastic Surgery consultation is recommended to find out what's best ...Read more

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What to do if I am getting breast implants in three weeks I don't know what to get silicone or saline. ?

What to do if I am getting breast implants in three weeks I don't know what to get silicone or saline. ?

Pros and Cons: Both are acceptable. For silicone: PROS: Less of an edge, so harder to "feel" them when touching breast; no rippling; lighter; "more natural" contour (slopes down at top) -- this varies CONS: Require slightly larger incision, not size-adjustable, cost more (about $1000 depending on brand/size/type), requires MRIs in future for breast screening instead of mammograms. IF YOU ARE NOT SURE -- WAIT! ...Read more

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Do you know are silicone or saline breast implants safer?

Do you know are silicone or saline breast implants safer?

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. ...Read more

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How different does saline feel vs silicone breast implants?

How different does saline feel vs silicone breast implants?

Breast Implant feel: Silicone gel implants integrate better with breast tissue and feel more natural and softer. Saline implants are filled with salt water and are not as soft. This is more noticeable in patients with thinner tissues. Occasionally patients with saline implants also can feel a "slosh" from fluid "movement" within the implant shell; however, this is rare. ...Read more

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Which is more effective and hurts less saline or silicone breast implants?

Which is more effective and hurts less saline or silicone breast implants?

Both/ neither: While both are "effective" at making your breasts larger, silicone implants are far superior to saline in a number of ways. The pain involved is mostly related to whether the implants are placed in front of the muscle or behind the muscle. If using silicone, because of the natural feel and lack of ripples, it is possible to place the implant in from of the muscle, so less painful! ...Read more

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How do I choose between saline or silicone implants for my breast augmentation? I am wondering about the bottom line benefits to either silicone or saline implant breast augmentation as a long term solution for my lifestyle. I'm active, enjoy sports, yoga

How do I choose between saline or silicone implants for my breast augmentation? I am wondering about the bottom line benefits to either silicone or saline implant breast augmentation as a long term solution for my lifestyle. I'm active, enjoy sports, yoga

It's personal: The choice is always made on an individual basis. Most women prefer the feel of silicone over saline. When there is leak, saline is usually easier to clean up after, though the newer cohesive breast implants have helped with this. Both breast implant types can hold up to exercise. Moreover, most my patients who have had both, prefer the feel of silicone filled breast implants. ...Read more

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Need implants re-done i currently have saline implants put in about 13 years ago at swedish medical. I would like to get them changed out for silicone (if advised) with a possible breast lift. My left breast has what i believe to be capsular contracture

Need implants re-done i currently have saline implants put in about 13 years ago at swedish medical.  I would like to get them changed out for silicone (if advised) with a possible breast lift.  My left breast has what i believe to be capsular contracture

Seek Consultation.: My best advice would be to find the best breast plastic surgeon in your area to seek consultation with. Your situation sounds somewhat complicated; it will behoove you to have your procedure performed by a well experienced board-certified plastic surgeon. Ask to see lots of examples of his/her work and communicate your goals clearly. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Do I have to put new implant after i remove my leaked silicon implant and what's your opinion about saline implant ? Is it better ?

Saline vs Silicone: Read this ===> http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/breast-implants/wo00052. The decision is best left up to you and your surgeon after evaluating your anatomy and health status. I would have him show you both types and judge for yourself. ...Read more

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What is the best breast implant product?Saline or silicon?

What is the best breast implant product?Saline or silicon?

Both good: They're both good implants although they have different advantages. Saline implants are less expensive and create an "implant" appearance. Silicone implants are lighter, feel more natural, and are less likely to produce rippling. ...Read more

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My implants are silicone if i remove them can I see how they look in a few months and go back and do the lift after or is it better to have lift same?

My implants are silicone if i remove them can I see how they look in a few months and go back and do the lift after or is it better to have lift same?

Staged: Removal might be enough. It really depends what your goals for removal of the implant is. Sometimes removal and delayed revision is the best because the result can be more predictable. Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to determine your goals and expectations. ...Read more

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What is the difference between silicone and saline ?

Very different : Saline means salt water. That's it. Silicone is a chemical compound containing silicon. When used in medicine or implants, the saline is usually either very close to the same salinity (strength) as the human body or half a percent lower (used in intravenous fluids or medicines). ...Read more

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How can you know if your silicone implants are leaking?

MRI: Breast MRI is the definitive imaging technique. Ultrasound can also be useful. Mammogram usually less helpful because it can't detect intracapsular rupture and can only sometimes detect extracapsular rupture/leak. ...Read more

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Implant (Definition)

An implant is a medical device manufactured to replace a missing biological structure, support a damaged biological structure, or enhance an existing biological structure. Medical implants are man-made devices, in contrast to a transplant, which is ...Read more


Silicone (Definition)

Silicones are inert, synthetic compounds with a variety of forms and uses. Typically rubber-like, they are used medically in breast implants and to replace arthritic mp ...Read more