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Saline and Silicone Breast implants - Which one Is a Better Choice

Updated June 10, 2019
ClinicHunter Ltd

breast with saline breast implantsBreast implants are the remedy for women who want to have bigger and fuller breast. Breast enlargement may help for reconstructive purposes, such as after the mastectomy, or for patients with breast cancer. Of course, breast implants are also performed for aesthetic reasons, to lift, fill saggy breast or just make them symmetrical and bigger. Breast implants surgery is often combined with area surgeries, like areola reduction, or reposition. It is good to know the pros and corns each type of breast implant, below you may find details regarding saline or silicone breast implants available at our clinic.

Saline breast implants

Saline breast implants are filled with sterile salt water and contain an inner structure which aims to make the implant feel more natural. Implants may be inserted for the woman older than 18 years old. In a case of implant rupture, a saline implant will collapse and the saline will be absorbed and naturally expelled by the body. Saline implants are the safest implants.

Benefits of saline breast implants

  • any rapture is immediately noticeable, as implant will deflate causing the change in breast size and shape
  • saline water is naturally absorbed and then expelled by the body, with no health risk
  • surgery requires smaller incision compared to silicone breast implants
  • implants have flexible volume

Silicone breast implants 

Silicone implants are filled with silicone gel, which has a thick consistency, most similar to human fat. Implants fee and look like natural breast tissue. Implants might be inserted for the woman older than 22 years old.  Silicone breast implants are the most chosen implants for breast reconstruction after mastectomy or breast cancer.

Check also our article about enlarging breast by stem cells and fat tranfer.

Benefits of silicone breast implants

  • any ruptures are not immediately noticeable. The breast will keep the proper shape and size.
  • silicone leaking does not cause long-term health problems but may cause pain and discomfort.
  • implants require MRI examinations and mammography, which prevents some diseases

Breast implants price comparison

The price for breast implants depends not only on their material but also on their shape and size. Below you may check short comparison of lowest prices and estimated flight tickets prices (both ways) prices.

Other types of breast implants 

Gummy bear breast implants

Implants are firmer than standard implants, has silicone gel inside the implants. Silicone gel is thicker than the gel in the traditional silicone implant. Implants benefit from keeping shape even if the implant is broken.

Round breast implants

The implants might be filled with saline or with silicone. Provides the fullest breast appearance, in some cases, the final effect does not look natural. Recommended for volume lovers.

Smooth breast implants

Smooth breast implants are the softest feeling. They can move with the breast implant pocket, which may give more natural movement.

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