Breast Enlargement FAQ – What implant is better? Silicone Vs Saline!

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Another episode in our Breast Enlargement FAQ series, brings you a discussion about the types of implant available. Which is a better implant to have, Silicone or Saline? Mr Richards talks through some pros and cons for the surgery.
Basically a Saline implant is just an implant which is filled with a saline solution, which is salt water. A Silicone implant is filled with a cohesive gel, which is thicker and stays in its shape more.
There are positives and negatives to both types of implant. A saline implant can be inflated once it is already inside your breast, meaning it can be inserted through a much smaller incision. This is seen as a positive as the scarring will be shorter and less noticable. Secondly there is the fact they aren’t silicone, which is good in the way that the recent ruptures from the infamous PIP implants were silicone, which wasn’t medical grade. Having said that, good quality silicone implants do not cause the issues PIPs did, so it is unfair to tar the whole silicone implant range with the PIP implant brush. Negatively on the saline implant scale is the fact that because it is liquid, the actual implants look and feel more ripply, therefore looking and feeling less natural. Also if the implants do rupture, the saline solution will quickly exit the shell casing and leave you with a deflated saggy breast.
Silicone implants on the other hand are more natural to look at and to feel. They also keep their form a lot better, so if there is a rupture, they won’t deflate in the same way a saline implant will. However, once again we know that the infamous PIP implants did rupture, at a much higher rate than other implants, and the silicone within mixed with bodily fluid to create a thick white fluid which caused discomfort and ailments to patients with ruptured implants within them. Another con for silicone implants is they are whole before they into the breast, so the incision site has to be larger, meaning a longer scar. Mr Richards however works with the keller funnel which results in much shorter scars.

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  • Lifetime guarantee on the Nagor implant for rupture and capsular contracture.
  • The Private Clinic offers a unique warranty of £1000 towards surgical costs in case of rupture for 10 years from the date of your operation.
  • Comprehensive Breast Enlargement Patient Guide.
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  • Outstanding hospital facilities.
  • As many post-operative care and appointments with your surgeon and nursing team as required.
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