However, a defect in the shell of the implant will result in the saline spilling out of the shell. The implant will deflate and your breast will return to its preoperative size and shape very rapidly. The look and feel of saline implants can be very natural, however.
Some women still have a fear of silicone
gel implants, though there has never been any documented correlation between their use and someone developing an autoimmune disease
. When currently used silicone gel implants develop a defect in the shell, the gel maintains its shape and position, and it does not spill out and get absorbed by the body. Nothing happens. The only way you'd know a silicone gel implant ruptured is with an ultrasound or breast MRI
specifically looking for a rupture
, and even those are not 100% accurate. In my opinion, silicone gel implants usually look and feel more natural. They are usually about twice the price of saline implants.
The rupture rate of these implants is quite low, however, and the major manufacturers in the United States provide a warranty replacing the implants for free and an amount of money to be applied towards the procedure.
With respect to your lifestyle, either type of implant should be fine. The best way to determine which type of implant is optimal for you is to be evaluated by a plastic surgeon who has experience with these implants. Not every woman is an ideal candidate for saline breast augmentation
, and the same applies for silicone gel breast augmentation.