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Which is better: saline or silicone implants? A lot of people have said to go with saline. (I don't know the difference between them)

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anonymous

Learning About Breast Cancer over 2 years
  • Anne Marie jacintho Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2003
    In the old days the problem with silicone was that it leaked and traveled throughout your body. Saline is safer as it is only salt water so if it leaks your body is able to absorb it. Your body cannot absorb silicone.
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    anonymous
    Stage 4 Patient
    Silicone is now just as safe as saline and feel like the real deal.
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  • Betty Castillo Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Silicone implants are now safe. Plus, mine are silicone gel. If the implants are cut right through the middle, they don't leak because it is a gel. So there is no need to worry about any of the silicone penetrating into our body. At the end its a matter of choice and what you think is most comfortable for you.
    about 2 years Comment Flag
  • blair greiner Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I chose silicone as it is now safe. My surgeon compared the gel to a gummy bear
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  • Kathy Basham Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    I had silicone implants put in one week ago and I am amazed at how much they feel like my "old breasts." You should be able to get some literature from the plastic surgeon on the pros and cons of each. I feel like I made an informed decision and consider mine to be lifetime implants.
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Saline is safer.
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  • Serena Neff Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Being only 29, I chose silicone based on the idea that no matter it would have to replaced at least once so why not go for the quieter non sloshy more natural feeling one. Plus, they could always invent something new by then.
    about 2 years Comment Flag

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