Silicone or Saline Breast Implant: Which is Better?





Silicone vs Saline Breast Implant: Which is Better? Which Has the Higher Satisfaction Score? After mastectomy, women who received silicone implants for breast reconstruction tend to be more satisfied with the result, compared to those who received saline implants, a survey claims.

The survey reveals that women who received silicone implants had higher “satisfaction” scores with the look and feel of their breasts after breast surgery.

Dr. Colleen M. McCarthy, surgeon at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York and the lead researcher of the study, clarifies that the scores did not show that women with saline implants are unhappy with the result of their surgery. “These women were still very satisfied with saline implants,” she told Reuters Health but adds that there is a difference in the magnitude of satisfaction between those with silicone implants and those with saline.

Silicone vs Saline Breast Implant

“It’s likely that they’ll like the look and feel of silicone implants better,” she says of those who would use silicone for breast reconstruction. Participants for the survey were 176 women who received silicone implant and 306 women who received saline implant.

In 1992, the United States limited the use of silicone implants over concerns that it could leak and potentially contribute to cancer or autoimmune disorders. However, later studies concluded that there is no clear link between silicone implants and the said diseases.

So, in conclusion, according to the above study, when it comes to the silicone vs saline debate, women with silicone are more likely to be satisfied with their breast implant than their saline-loaded counterparts.


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Silicone vs Saline Breast Implant: Which is Better? Posted 21 November 2010. Last updated on 21 November 2010.