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Do breast implants weight more than breast tissue?
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Dr. Steven Harris
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes, slightly
Saline-filled implants definitely weigh slightly more than the same volume of breast tissue as breast tissue has a certain amount of fat in it and fat weighs less than water (saline).
The older the person and the heavier the person, the more fat present in their breasts, as a rule. A silicone gel implant weighs virtually the same as a saline implant of the same volume.

In brief: Yes, slightly
Saline-filled implants definitely weigh slightly more than the same volume of breast tissue as breast tissue has a certain amount of fat in it and fat weighs less than water (saline).
The older the person and the heavier the person, the more fat present in their breasts, as a rule. A silicone gel implant weighs virtually the same as a saline implant of the same volume.
Dr. Steven Harris
Dr. Steven Harris
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Dr. Alexander Nein
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Saline implants are somewhat heavier (for an equal volume) than breast tissue.
Silicone implants have a very similar weight to natural breast tissue.

In brief: Yes
Saline implants are somewhat heavier (for an equal volume) than breast tissue.
Silicone implants have a very similar weight to natural breast tissue.
Dr. Alexander Nein
Dr. Alexander Nein
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Dr. John Di Saia
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: They cam.
It really depends upon how much breast tissue you have in the beginning and how large a pair of implants you have placed.

In brief: They cam.
It really depends upon how much breast tissue you have in the beginning and how large a pair of implants you have placed.
Dr. John Di Saia
Dr. John Di Saia
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Saline>silicone<
Is comes down to the oil water argument in the sense that water definitely is more dense than oil.
Given that breast tissue is more similar to fat in mature individuals, for the same volume, saline implants weigh slightly more whereas silicone implants are roughly equivalent and may therefore feel slightly more natural.

In brief: Saline>silicone<
Is comes down to the oil water argument in the sense that water definitely is more dense than oil.
Given that breast tissue is more similar to fat in mature individuals, for the same volume, saline implants weigh slightly more whereas silicone implants are roughly equivalent and may therefore feel slightly more natural.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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