Silicone vs. Saline Breast Implants

Dr. Haeck in Seattle Explains the Difference Between Silicone and Saline Breast Implants

Dr. Phil Haeck, a board certified plastic surgeon for 25 years dispels the myths about breast implants by explaining the differences between silicone and saline implants.

Hi, I’m Dr. Phil Haeck and I’m a board certified plastic surgeon in Seattle, Washington and I work for The Polyclinic Plastic Surgery. And I’ve been doing breast augmentation for 25 years.

I get asked lots of questions from women who have been searching the internet for augmentation issues and there is so much misinformation out there, I think it’s important to set the record straight.

Silicone implants have been around for over 35 years. The third generation of silicone implants, the ones we use now have been deemed to be completely safe by the FDA, and now they are the most popular choices for women undergoing breast augmentation.

Silicone implants are durable, they’re soft, they are not visible. Although you might still feel them a little bit but you won’t see any wrinkling.

One of the side effects from saline implants is visible wrinkling. Particularly in thin women. However, saline is also more inexpensive implant and for some women it’s the right choice.

They come in different shapes, they come in different profiles and you and your plastic surgeon should discuss all those alternatives.