The Difference Between Silicone and Saline Breast Implants

Women who are considering breast augmentation have a very important decision to make – saline implants or silicone? Each option has unique attributes depending on the desired results, the recipient’s age, and health considerations. Here are the main differences to think about when considering silicone or saline breast implants:

The Facts About Saline

Saline breast implants consist of a sterile saline solution inside a silicone shell. These implants are filled once they are inside the body, so the necessary incision is generally smaller than with silicone implants. This also allows for the size to be adjusted in the future without a revision surgery. Saline implants are rounder and feel more firm than breast tissue as opposed to the teardrop shape and more natural consistency of silicone implants.

Although saline implants can rupture, the salt water fluid is simply reabsorbed by the body. For this reason, the minimum FDA-approved age for receiving saline implants is 18 years old (a patient must be 22 for silicone implants). Should a rupture occur, a surgery would likely be required to remove the shell of the implant or replace the implant.

Silicone Implant Considerations

These implants consist of a silicone shell filled with silicone gel, which has a very similar consistency to human fat. Although silicone has a more natural look and feel, it can cause health issues if the implant ruptures and leaks. Regular imaging tests can detect a leak so that the implant can be removed. The FDA recommends an MRI scan three years after the surgery and every two years thereafter, as leaks can occur “silently” (without obvious symptoms).

The FDA has approved silicone implants for those aged 22 and older. Today, five different versions are available. The most recent innovation is the gummy bear implant, which has a firm, stable shell that will hold its shape. These can provide a natural look and feel. The gummy bear implant is also the best option for patients who need breast reconstruction after a mastectomy because existing breast tissue is not required.

Whether you prefer silicone or saline breast implants, your most important consideration is finding a qualified plastic surgeon to help ensure the best possible results. William Franckle, MD, FACS, is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience who performs breast augmentation surgeries in South Jersey. Call 856.772.6500 or contact us online to request a consultation.

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Meet Dr. William Franckle Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

We know that you have many options when choosing a plastic surgeon. Dr. Franckle and his staff are dedicated to providing you with a caring and professional surgical experience. Time and time again our patients credit Dr. Franckle’s expertise and the kindness of our staff as the reason for choosing our practice. Dr. Franckle is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ASPS), the only board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties to certify surgeons in the practice of plastic surgery. Attention to detail, meticulous skill, and an artistic eye make Dr. Franckle an expert in such procedures as rhinoplasty (nose job), breast augmentation (breast implants), abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), facelift, and non-surgical treatments (Botox and injectable fillers).

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What to Expect With Liposuction >>⁠

Liposuction will be performed on an outpatient basis, using either general or local anesthesia, so you will need someone to bring you home. Depending on the type of liposuction, Dr. Franckle will use a sterile solution, sound waves, laser, or another method to break down fat cells within the targeted area. He will then remove the broken-down fat cells through a thin tube, called a cannula, which will be inserted into the area through a small incision.⁠

Dr. Franckle provides patients with specific instructions for recovery based on their situation. Most patients experience bruising, swelling, and soreness for a few weeks after liposuction. You may need to take antibiotics to prevent infection and wear a compression garment to control swelling. In most cases, you will be able to return to work within a few days and normal activities within a few weeks. While liposuction should permanently remove these fat cells, you’ll need to maintain a stable weight to prevent the formation of new fat cells.⁠



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Tummy tuck or Body Contouring or Both? >>⁠

Many patients choose to undergo abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) in conjunction with other body contouring procedures to help reduce the downtime associated with recovery. One popular option is liposuction to help remove stubborn fat pockets that are resistant to diet and exercise alone.⁠

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- Body Jet Liposuction⁠

- Butt Enhancement⁠

- Mommy Makeover⁠

- Labiaplasty⁠

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What Happens During a Rhinoplasty Consultation?⁠

The first step in the consultation is to review your medical history. During the medical review, it is important that you share any history of breathing issues or allergies, which could impact the nasal passage and results of the surgery.⁠

Dr. Franckle will also use Vectra 3D Imaging during the consultation, which allows patients to view a preview of the results before they commit to rhinoplasty.... how great is that!?⁠

Once Dr. Franckle understands your unique aesthetic goals, he can decide the best type of surgical procedure to meet those goals. #hereforyou⁠

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What is a Mommy Makeover? ⁠

The three commonly paired procedures for a mommy makeover include: Breasts, Tummy Tuck, and Liposuction⁠

Each pregnancy is 100% unique, as is each mother’s body. As such, each procedure plan designed by Dr. Franckle is entirely different from one patient to the next.⁠

Additional Mommy Makeover procedures are listed on our website >> https://wfrancklemd.com/body/mommy-makeover/⁠


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Who is an Ideal Candidate for Breast Augmentation?⁠

- Flat chest or lack of volume⁠

- Asymmetry between breasts with one noticeably smaller than the other⁠

- Sagging or flat breasts due to weight loss, aging, or pregnancy⁠

- Tubular breasts resulting in uneven, constricted, or deformed breast shape⁠

If you have fully developed breasts and are unhappy with their size or shape, you may be a good candidate for breast augmentation. Candidates should also be non-smoking adults in good physical health and should not be pregnant or currently be breastfeeding.⁠

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As a pregnant women, there are likely so many thoughts running through your mind before delivery. Will the baby be healthy? Will I be okay? And then there’s the eventual joy of the birth and the bonding that comes with the first breastfeed. ⁠

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