Being better than others is not always possible but being a better person that you was yesterday is. That’s why many women desire to increase their breasts – they want to look better and be better. The chances of reading this article, after you have done already some research about breast implants, are big, so we will dig deeper and explain to you what’s the difference between silicone and saline implants.
Although the breast enlargement surgery is a popular choice, you will find many wrong statements and falsehoods about the procedure. The reasons people want to undergo this surgery might be cosmetic ones, low self-esteem or even breast cancer. However, many people need it so we offer free information and recommendations.
Why I can’t have implants?
If you are under 18 for saline implants and under 22 for silicone implants then your surgeon will refuse to undergo the surgery. The reason is hiding in body development – we grow up until 22 – 23 years old. What you can do is to wait to reach this age and consult with your surgeon again.
What is the difference between saline and silicone?
Both of them are not toxic substances for the human body. Implants made of silicone have a silicone shell and silicone filling, while implants made of saline have a silicone shell and saline filling. Saline is literally salt water so it is not dangerous at all if leakage occurs. There are two popular methods of laying implants. The first one is inserting an implant, which is already filled with the substance, and the second one is inserting only the shell and injecting the liquid as the next step. The difference comes from the size of the incision that the surgeon will make.
Both silicone and saline implants might have different shell surface. Some of them are textured while some are smooth. The difference comes in how the implant moves into the breast. It could slide in the tissue or textured surface might allow the tissue to ingrowth in its imperfections and the implant will stay steadier. Which type will be more suitable depends on the patient. There is no one universal implant.
Silicone implants are better or not?
Silicone is an inert polymer – it is completely safe for the human body. As far as medicine know it is totally non-allergic and people are not sensitive to it. When we pay attention to the density, we will notice that silicone has more density. That’s why its movement is more like natural movement of breasts. This is the reason why most people say that silicone breasts look natural while saline breasts don`t.
Saline implants are better or not?
Usually, the surgeon inserts a silicone shell empty and then fills it with saline. The consistency of the saline is the same as the consistency of the water because it is literally salty water. Unfortunately, saline implants might rupture or get wrinkles, so they are less reliable.
Which type of breast implants ripple?
Saline breast implants are winners here. Their density compared to silicone implants density is causing them often ripples. This is visible as wrinkles on the skin surface.
Why saline breast implants ripple?
- The existence of insufficient soft tissue cover happens only when the surgeon has inserted implants sub-glandular;
- The body reacts with creating with scar capsule and it is bigger than breast implants;
- Not proper filling of the implants – if your surgeon doesn’t have enough experience he or she might fill too much or not enough implants with saline substance. This will cause rippling;
- Round shape usually is more predisposed to rippling than tear shape.
In conclusion, we may say that implants are the most researched topic for the last 3 decades. There were various studies about body reactions, chronical disease, immune responses, etc. You might think that the surgery is a popular one but in fact, it has gone a long road before it reaches this level. Don’t worry too much about rippling and rupturing – knowing common cases doesn’t mean that you will be one of them. Find a good surgeon and trust his judgement. In addition, don’t forget to explain to him what are your expectations because he won’t be able to accomplish them without knowing.