What are the advantages and disadvantages of saline and silicone implants?

I would like to know the advantages and disadvantages following comparison of saline breast implants to silicone breast implants. In addition to the cost comparison between the two.

There are pros and cons to each type of breast implant. Both can give a nice result. With saline implants, rippling, which is being able to feel or see the folds of the implant under the skin is common, much less common but possible with silicone. Also, the incision for the silicone is slightly larger than for saline. Because it can be difficult to detect rupture of a silicone implant, the FDA has recommended MRI exams every two years, but this is a recommendation only. In general, a silicone implant has less rippling and a more natural feel.

Sincerely,

Thomas C. Wiener, MD

Houston

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Thomas C. Wiener MD
Thomas C. Wiener MD
2323 Clear Lake City BlvdHoustonTX77062US

Thomas C. Wiener MD

2323 Clear Lake City Blvd., Suite 152,
Houston, TX, 77062, US

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Silicone

Michael S. Beckenstein MD
Michael S. Beckenstein MD
800 St Vincents DrBirminghamAL35205US

Michael S. Beckenstein MD

800 St. Vincent's Drive, Suite 610,
Birmingham, AL, 35205, US

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Saline breast implants can cause visible rippling especially in thin women. Silicone gel breast implants feel more natural and are less likely to cause visible rippling

Brooke R. Seckel MD, FACS
Brooke R. Seckel MD, FACS
170 Commonwealth AvenueBostonMA02116US

Brooke R. Seckel MD, FACS

170 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

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