Comparison of Saline & Silicone

 

Saline

Silicone

Feel 

Firm, wrinkles

Soft, felt to be a more natural implant

 Incision


Small incision, approximately 1 inch. Implant is inserted deflated.

Larger incision, approximately 2-3 inches. Implant is inserted inflated.

Deflation

Saline absorbed if deflation occurs, deflation is obvious by loss of volume.

Silicone stays within implant, deflation is not obvious. FDA says women should have a MRI to look for deflation every 3 years - controversial.

Safety


Safe is implants leak, saline is harmlessly absorbed by the body.

Silicone is safe and does not cause disease. Might cause lumps in breast (granulomas) if silicone has leaked and is present for extended period.

 

Pair Cost:

Pair Cost:

Cost

Round: $1,000

Round: $2,000

 

Shaped: $1,400

Shaped: $2,800

Saline vs Silicone