Saline vs Silicone Breast Implants
The short story is that silicone implants are better in almost all respects. They have a more natural feel and look compared with saline, and are far less likely to cause visible wrinkling and folding. If the implants are in for long enough and a rupture occurs then the implant will not deflate and leave you lopsided like it will with a saline. For this reason it silicone is my preferred choice.
The cosmetic benefits of silicone breast implants tip the scales in its favour with this plastic surgeon.
Why would anyone choose saline you may ask? Well despite all the advantages of silicone there are a couple of important advantages of saline. Firstly it is a natural substance within the body so if there is a leak then it is just reabsorbed by the body with no consequence. The second major thing to consider is that there is proven statistically lower rates of capsular contracture in saline implants. Any reoperation surgery after a leak is also easier with saline.
This opinion piece was brought to you by Dr Damien Grinsell.
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