What’s Better, Saline or Silicone Gel Breast Implants?

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Silicone Vs. Saline Breast Implants:

Silicone (Gel) Breast Implants 101:

Advantages: Gel implants are slightly lighter for the same amount of volume. They also have less risk of rippling and wrinkling. Lastly, gel implants tend to have a more natural feel, lower failure rate and lower infection rate.

Disadvantages: Gel implants might require a longer incision, slightly more expensive, FDA recommends ocassional MRIs to check on the status of the shell.

Saline Implants 101:

Advantages: Smaller incision, slightly less expensive

Disadvantages: Doesn’t feel as natural as a gel implant. Saline breast implants also have a higher risk of rippling, wrinkling, failure and infections.

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