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Breast Implants: Silicone Vs. Saline

Silicon or saline | Dr. Rimma Finkel

Breast Implants: Silicone Vs. Saline

If you are considering breast augmentation, it is important to know your options. Lets discuss the options and which would work best for your body type and desired look.

 Silicone

Silicone is a think, gel-filled implant. It is most commonly preferred because of the gel, making it feel more like actual breast tissue. Silicone breast implants however is only available to those women 22 or older.

Silicone Implants Rupturing

Silicone implants are known to have what’s called a silent rupture. Because the silicone attaches to the tissue, it may be hard to determine it has indeed ruptured. You may experience pain in the breast but there are no major health risks. The implant will need to be removed or a new implant can be added at that time of removal.

Saline

Saline is a sterile salt water implant. The implant in placed inside the breast, under the muscle, then filled with the saline solution. Saline breast implants are available to women 18 or older.

Saline Implants Rupturing

If your saline implants were to rupture your body would not reject the salt water or cause any major risks. The rupture will cause the breast size and shape to drastically change. The implant will need to be removed or a new implant can be added at that time of removal.

 

While you have the option to choose between the two, it is entirely up to you. Schedule a consultation to talk with Dr. Rimma Finkel about your breast augmentation options.