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Silicone versus Saline Breast Implants

Are Saline Breast Implants or Silicone Breast Implants better?
This is the question that many women ask themselves and their plastic surgeons. There is no one right answer for all women and each patient should evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of both type of breast implants before making their decision. Below you will find more information to help you during your consultation with one of our board certified plastic surgeons. Call (904)-262-3372 to schedule your consultation today.


Silicone Breast Implants


  • Silicone breast implants are softer more natural feeling than saline implants
  • The risk of wrinkling or rippling is less with silicone implants than saline implants
  • The less of your own breast tissue you have, the more important the naturalness of silicone will be for your body type
  • Disadvantages:

  • Since silicone breast implants come pre-filled, a larger incision is needed to insert them
  • Larger silicone implants cannot be placed through incisions in the armpit and no silicone implants can be placed through the belly button
  • Difficult to diagnose rupture compared to Saline


Saline Breast Implants


  • Saline breast implants have more flexibility with their fill volume than silicone breast implants
  • The risk of wrinkling or rippling is less with silicone implants than saline implants
  • Saline breast implants do not come pre-filled and therefore, can be placed through smaller incisions or through the belly button or armpit
  • Saline breast implant rupture is easy to diagnose as the breast deflates and your body absorbs the harmless saline fluid
  • Disadvantages:

  • Saline breast implants do not feel as natural as silicone breast implants
  • Saline breast implants create a more shelf-like unnatural appearance than silicone implants. This is desirable for some women
  • Saline breast implants can have more rippling or wrinkling than silicone breast implants

For more information or to learn more about breast implants and breast augmentation surgery, contact at (904)-262-3372 now to schedule your personalized consultation. For more information regarding other cosmetic surgery procedures, visit

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Florida Plastic Surgery Group
14546 Old St. Augustine Rd. #407 | Jacksonville, FL 32258
(904)262-DESAI (3372)

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