Whats the Difference Between the Saline and Silicone Implants in the Breast? Also Which Are More of the Natural Kind?
A: Whats the difference between the saline and silicone implants in the breast? Also which are more of the natural kind?
Q: Saline breast implants are constructed of a silicone shell filled with sterile salt water. Silicone implants are composed of a silicone shell filled with a silicone gel. Silicone implants feel more like natural breast tissue. Choosing silicone or saline is based on personal preference. Saline implants are less expensive than silicone. In general silicone is better if you have little natural breast tissue. The more breast tissue you already have, the less you probably need a silicone implant. Implant manufacturers make the silicone in a thick,viscous form – sort of like a gummy bear- to decrease leaks. This can make implant rupture more difficult to detect so MRIs are recommended every 2-3 years. If you are seeking a very natural result, you can also consider fat transfer to the breasts. This procedure uses liposuction to take fat from areas of the body where it is not wanted and grafts this fat to the breasts producing a very natural looking and feeling result. This is appropriate for moderate increases in size.