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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⇥ To begin the rhinoplasty procedure, Dr. Franckle will make the internal and external incisions⁠

(..depending on if it is an open or closed rhinoplasty)⁠

⇥ The placement of the incisions will also depend on your unique surgical goals, which will be determined during your consultation⁠

⇥ Once the incisions are made, Dr. Franckle can lift the soft tissues and gain access to the cartilage and nasal bones that create the shape of the nose⁠

⇥ From there, the small cartilages in the top and bridge of the nose can be reshaped, and small cuts in the middle nose bones may also be necessary⁠

⇥ Additional incisions are sometimes made at the outer base of each nostril if there is a desire to alter the nostril size or symmetry⁠

⇥ To complete the procedure, Dr. Franckle will finalize the placement of the underlying tissues and nasal skin and close the incisions. ⁠

Since this is an outpatient procedure, you will be able to return home the SAME day of the surgery! ⁠

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→ Attention to detail, meticulous skill, and an artistic eye make Dr. Franckle an expert in these procedures:⁠

🤍 Rhinoplasty (nose job)⁠
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Rhinoplasty BEFORE & AFTER by @wfrancklemd⁠

To see additional photos of our rhinoplasty patients, visit our website #LINKINBIO or schedule your personal consultation!⁠

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→ REFRESH is a VIP loyalty program for our patients. REFRESH members receive access to exclusive discounts on treatments and the flexibility of monthly payments.⁠

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→There is a $99 annual fee to be a member of REFRESH. Depending on your treatment needs, many of our patients see the cost of membership back in savings within their first injectable treatment.⁠

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Rhinoplasty can help patients achieve aesthetic goals, but it may also help those who suffer from nasal breathing problems such as sleep apnea. ⁠

Nose surgery may also be right for candidates who have suffered a nasal fracture and require reconstructive surgery to repair the shape and functionality of the nasal passage.⁠

In addition, if you are bothered by any of the following issues, then a nose job surgery may be right for you:⁠

1. A hooked or crooked nose that impacts facial symmetry⁠

2. A nose shape with a rounded, bulbous tip or disproportionately large nostrils⁠

3. An enlarged bump on the bridge of the nose, also known as a dorsal hump⁠

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How Much Time Will I Need to Take Off Work after having a Rhinoplasty Procedure?⁠

→ The first seven days after surgery are the most difficult with pain, swelling, and bruising. Most people working in a sedentary profession find that taking one week of leave is sufficient. ⁠

→ However, anyone wishing to keep the surgery a secret or working in a profession that requires physical activity should take between two and three weeks off. ⁠

Dr. Franckle can provide specific recommendations for you during your pre-operative appointment.⁠

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