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    Saline or Silicone Gel Implants?? Room for movement (jiggle) or go the max (solid)?

    Asked by Mel on Tuesday, November 6, 2012

    Saline or Silicone Gel Implants?? Room for movement (jiggle) or go the max (solid)?

    13 Answers from the Community

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    • karen1956's Avatar
      karen1956

      I have small (200cc) mid profile silicone implants...they are very soft....in clothes, I look like a small chested woman....naked...well its a different story...but overall, I'm pleased with the results....

      over 4 years ago
    • Nancebeth's Avatar
      Nancebeth

      I have the Natrelle gel implants, 700 cc which, on me, is a C cup. I am pleased with the way they feel and look. I did have to get the left one replaced, as it had pulled away from the chest wall, but I am happy with the way they look and feel.

      over 4 years ago
    • RMR's Avatar
      RMR

      I have silicon implants not sure how many cc's but I am a c cup now (down from an original dd/dds). My right side is soft and firm with good jiggle. My left is a bit wierd because I had up have a "sling like" thing implanted to hold the implant better because the skin was weaker on that side. My PS said it will integrate into the breast over time and eventually will not be noticeable. What does you PS recommend? They usually have a good artistic sense. Good luck!

      over 4 years ago
    • SusanK's Avatar
      SusanK

      I asked about twelve women before making up my mind. The ones with silicone were all pleased with their outcomes. Two of them were nurses who helped relieve my mind about the old "silicone scare." Two with saline wished they had gone the other way. I finally chose silicone and am happy thus far (five months ).

      over 4 years ago
    • lilnursey's Avatar
      lilnursey

      I went silicone and went the approximate size I was before cancer I am very happy

      over 4 years ago
    • Mollie's Avatar
      Mollie

      I have saline. Can't compare/contrast to silicone because I know no different. I'm very happy as well. I do agree to talk to your plastics dr.

      over 4 years ago
    • Blepta's Avatar
      Blepta

      I followed the advice of the two plastic surgeons I consulted with and a mammography tech (who was very warm and comforting to me) and went with silicone placed under the pectoral muscle. I am very happy with the results. I have a C cup, the same as before. The only thing I would wish different is that it's quite visible when I do anything that flexes my pectoral muscles. I wear wireless bras with molded cups to disguise this. Mine are pretty much maxxed out, if I had gone a bit smaller I would have more wiggle room, and maybe the muscle flexion wouldn't be so obvious. All the best to you!

      over 4 years ago
    • gogolf's Avatar
      gogolf

      I have had both over the years and Silicone are my favorite because I thought the Saline felt like it was heavy and not as comfortable.

      over 4 years ago
    • MsScribe's Avatar
      MsScribe

      Here's what my doctor told me - he's a plastic surgeon and he was grinning at the time!

      " Water is sometimes a problem - I highly recommend silicone. Water sloshes and sometimes water implants dimple. Sloshing boobs at inappropriate times is not funny - well at least not for most people! Water filled implants feel like a water bed - silicone implants feel like boobs - especially to men - well you asked!"

      He also recommended leaving a tiny bit of room so that they had more movement and felt more natural although my PhD husband, when he asked him for his opinion, responded with "stripper tits!" (He was probably only half way kidding!)

      My husband and I are both glad I have small, athletic, 34 B, silicone filled breasts.

      over 4 years ago
    • MsScribe's Avatar
      MsScribe

      I also have a problem when I work out and flex my muscles because they will flatten the implant - I agree under wire bras work best if you can stand them. in clothes I look pretty normal and after a year I can wear a fairly low neckline without worrying about scars showing. I have 6 revision surgeries including nipple Reconstruction. They were all relatively minor and I am pleased with the end results - considering. One was a stitch around one of the breasts to make it conform more to the implant and look more symmetrical. One was lipo to remove fat under the implant and my underarm and make the breasts more defined and a better fit into a bra.

      over 4 years ago
    • MsScribe's Avatar
      MsScribe

      third times a charm - it says I have NHL but I had a double mastectomy for grade IV breast cancer two years before that - so I am three years out from that diagnosis

      over 4 years ago
    • Beth11's Avatar
      Beth11

      Hi, I am in the same situation and need to decide if ill get saline or silicone? When we each decide maybe we can share our thoughts, I feel very alone in this decision.

      over 4 years ago
    • unowhoandwhy's Avatar
      unowhoandwhy

      My plastic surgeon recommended silicone in a smaller size than I am now. He said they weigh less than saline & feel more realistic. I've decided on silicone - but only because I've lost too much weight (over 100 pounds) to be a candidate for DIEP, which is a total bummer because I was so looking forward to getting a tummy tuck AND a boob job! lol

      over 4 years ago

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