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Which Lasts Longer: Saline or Silicone Breast Implants?

I go in 2 wks to talk to my dr. (which is amazing) But in the mean time i was wanting to get more info. Saline or Silacone. I have heard many bad things about scone but now i am hearing they r just as safe & look better??? When or if the implants have to be removed over time, which last longer?

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Saline Implants Have A Higher Rupture (Deflation) Rate Than Silicone


Today's silicone implants are made of a semi solid or soft solid substance which, therefore, cannot leak.  Saline has a higher rupture (deflation) rate than silicone, therefore by extrapolation, silicone lasts longer. 

Honolulu Plastic Surgeon
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Which Lasts Longer: Saline or Silicone Breast Implants


The most recent data suggest that the saline implants have a higher rupture rate than the silicone implants.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Saline vs silicone implants


Saline vs silicone is a personal choice for the patient. In reality, they are both as safe.  It is just a preference and comfort for the patient.  Saline feel less natural than silicone, but saline ruptures are easier to detect if they shoudl happen.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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