• Still deciding between silicone and saline implants after expansion is done. Would love to hear your input. Anyone happy with saline?

    Asked by Sunnydays on Tuesday, March 20, 2012

    Still deciding between silicone and saline implants after expansion is done. Would love to hear your input. Anyone happy with saline?

    5 Answers from the Community

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    • NanciHersh's Avatar

      PLEASE go with Saline. I went with silicone 8 years ago and they ruptured, it's a long story and not worth going into here, but now I have saline, they look just as good, they feel absolutely fine and it is not worth the health risk going with the silicone. Any more questions you can email me or even call me! I am a very active fit person- swim, yoga, bike, surf. go with saline!

      over 8 years ago
    • sofarsogood's Avatar

      Yes, I have saline -- it was the plastic surgeons decision, not mine. The saline does not feel as natural as the silicone, it is squishy. However, the saline gives you more "projection." Truthfully, it really doesn't matter that much to me. I'm 65 and just want to look good in my clothes.

      over 8 years ago
    • whirl's Avatar

      there is no right or no answer for saline or silicone. I was told if the silicone ruptured it would stay put. If the saline ruptures you have a flat tire. It does happen. I have silicone and they are nothing to write home about. I feel like I almost have a straight jacket on at times. You do need to massage them so they continue to be mobile.
      I usually do this while I am showering. I didn't go very large and sometimes I wish I had gone to about a size B. I am a runner and didn't want them bouncing about. My left breast is smaller than my right breast. The surgeon even put more saline in the smaller one's expander and I had a larger implant put in the left. It still did not even them. There is a study going on for a tear drop silicone implant. That is a possiblity. I stewed and stewed over which to use. The silicone feels more natural. I think the deciding point was the flat tire. I wasn't sure if medicare would be for a second reconstruction.

      over 8 years ago
    • Staci's Avatar

      On Mar. 2nd, I went through with the right breast mastectomy with saline implant expander reconstruction. I have been going to the plastic surgeon once a week since Mar. 13th to have saline put into the expander. I must be honest, it is painful at the beginning because you have to lift your arm which is sore from the draining tubes and surgery and you also have to deal with the constant pain from the incision. The implant is hard to the touch but I was told by the surgeon that it gets better with time.

      I recommend saline because its safer if it leaks. Silicone is not safe if it leaks.

      Good luck.


      over 8 years ago
    • leepenn's Avatar

      I just went flat, and no one seems to notice... And I have to say being flat - I love it! Just my three cents....

      over 8 years ago

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