Plastic Surgery Partners
Michael Law, M.D
Alexandra Schmidt, M.D.

Silicone vs. Saline Breast Implants

There are two general types of breast implants on the market: silicone and saline. Both silicone and saline implants have a solid silicone shell, but silicone implants are filled with silicone gel whereas saline implants are filled with saltwater (or “saline”). For various reasons some women are hesitant to have silicone gel-filled implants and are more comfortable with saline implants. The disadvantage of saline implants is they may have more rippling and can feel like a “bag of water” to some people and don’t have the soft natural feel of silicone gel filled implants. Ideal implants are a great alternative because they are filled with saline, but they contain internal sheets of solid silicone baffling that provide the feel of silicone gel implants.

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Raleigh, NC 27614

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