31st of August 2016

Silicone Vs. Saline Implants

Let’s look at the differences between silicone and saline implants

  • When you hold a silicone implant in one hand and a saline implant in the other, the silicone implant feels a little softer.
  • Likewise, when implants are placed in front of the pectoralis muscle, where they are camouflaged only by skin and breast tissue, silicone implants look and feel a little more natural.
  • When implants are placed behind the pectoralis muscle, saline and silicone implants feel quite similar.
  • It is common to be able to feel the implants on the side or under the breast where there is little or no muscle coverage.  The thinner you are the easier it is to feel the implants

Did you know…

  1. Subglandular placement refers to implants placed behind the breast but in front of – or over the pectoralis muscle.
  2. Submuscular placement refers to implants placed behind – or under the muscle.

In general, I prefer submuscular silicone implants as they look and feel more natural.  There is also less risk of capsular contracture.

If you any questions regarding breast implants, contact Dr. Jane Paterson to discuss your options.