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Silicone Vs Saline Implants Feel
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Went with 700cc silicone breast implants because of my torso size. Still unhappy..Want to go w/ 800 saline.How much of a difference will it make?
I just had breast aug. in dec. one looks bigger then the other and they look sagging. I went from 400cc saline implant to silicone 650. my surgeon did?
Surgeon: Talk to your surgeon about your issue, go see him or her and show them your concerns. ...Read more
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 moreSee 9 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Thinking about getting plants. Saline or silicone, which is better, safety wise and which would you recommend have heard good and bad on both thanks?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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