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Pros of Silicone Implants:

  • They are softer and have a more natural feel.
  • They have a lower deflation rate than saline.
  • They ripple less than saline.
  • They can be used above or below the muscle.

Cons of Silicone Implants:

  • It is harder to know when there is leakage or a rupture.
  • They require a longer incision, meaning a larger scar.
  • They cost more.

A Natrelle implant is cut in half, to show the cohesive properties of the silicone gel. The silicone material holds together a uniform piece, without any leakage. The gelatin-like substance acts more like a solid than a liquid; this ensures each patients safety while making the silicone implants look and feel like natural breast tissue.

It is very important, no matter which type of implant you are considering, to make sure your surgeon has extensive experience working with breast augmentation and various types of breast implants. Dr. Vitenas has been providing breast augmentation, with both saline and silicone implants, for over 25 years.