Silicone Round

Silicone Round
Silicone Round

Breast Implant Fill - Saline or Silicone?

As of November 17, 2006, women in the U.S. aged 22 and over have the option of choosing both saline and silicone gel filled breast implants. The first implants were filled with silicone gel. As breast implants evolved, saline (salt water) became an accepted alternative fill to silicone, although silicone can look and feel more like a real breast. Whether filled with silicone gel or salt water, the shell of both types is made of a firmer, silicone elastomer.

Background: In 1992, after decades of widespread availability of silicone gel-filled breast implants, FDA Commissioner David Kessler decided that the safety of silicone breast implants had not been established and had silicone breast implants removed from the market. For 15 years, silicone gel-filled implants were available only to breast reconstruction patients and patients undergoing breast revision surgery. In order to receive silicone, women had to enrolled in clinical trials mandated by the FDA.

The ban on silicone was lifted on November 17, 2006. To read articles about the FDA's approval of silicone gel breast implants.

Note: Soy filled implants are no longer available. The risk of infection on rupture from this substance was too high. Some claimed they also smelled bad!

A saline breast implant is a sac (implant shell) made of silicone elastomer (rubber), which is surgically implanted under your chest tissues and/or muscle, and then filled with saline, a saltwater solution, through a valve.

Breast implants have been used for breast augmentation for more than 40 years. Saline implants were long considered an inferior alternative to silicone gel-filled implants, which may look and feel more like a real breast than saline breast implants. Silicone implants were removed from the market by the FDA from 1992 to 2006 and saline (salt water) filled shells became an accepted alternative to silicone. Saline implants were approved by the FDA in 2000 and have always been available to women in the U.S. and worldwide.

Because of the FDA's ban on silicone for approximately 15 years, women had to be enrolled in clinical trials to get silicone implants. As a result, saline implants have been the most frequently used implants in the U.S. for cosmetic breast augmentation. With the availability of silicone as of November of 2006, those statistics may change.

Saline breast implants vary in shell surface (smooth or textured), volume / size (number of cc), shell thickness, profile and shape (round or anatomical), and are even available as expandable implants. Most saline implants are single lumen (only one chamber), and filled during surgery. Pre-filled saline implants were available for a short time but are no longer on the market.

Pros and Cons: Saline implants are more likely than silicone to cause visible rippling and are generally firmer to the touch and less natural in appearance than silicone gel breast implants. Saline implants are filled during surgery and allow the surgeon to make adjustments in the fill during surgery.

Overfilling past recommended manufacturer's guidelines can cause too much firmness. Not filling the implants sufficiently can cause the implant to have a fold which could lead to a failure of the implant know as crease fold failure. In the event of a rupture of a saline breast implant, saline is released and the empty implant can be removed and/or replaced.

Today's silicone gel breast implants are made differently than they were in the 1970s and 1980s. Initially, silicone gel breast implants had thick shells and thick silicone gel fills. In the 1970's, manufacturers began to use thinner shells, which were more likely to rupture. Today, both Mentor and Inamed make silicone implants with multiple layers of silicone elastomer surrounding the implant. This reduces the amount of gel bleed but can make the implants feel and look firmer. They are, however, much softer than saline.

Unlike saline breast implants, silicone gel breast implants are pre-filled. Surgeons order them in the requested size and they cannot be changed. Plastic surgeons have to make longer incisions in most cases to place a silicone gel filled breast implant than a saline filled breast implant, all other things being equal. The incision for silicone is 4cm compared to Saline which is 3cm, as there is not much difference in the size of the incision this is usually a small part in deciding which implant the patient chooses. Silicone implants cannot be placed endoscopically through a navel incision.

About the Author

Dave Stringham is the President of LookingYourBest.com an online resource for plastic surgery in Hawaii. Learn more about breast augmentation and cosmetic surgery procedures.

Considering Breast Implants?

I am currently a 34B and I want to be a 34 "spilling" C. I think that it would be more proportional to my frame. Has anyone only gone up 1-1.5 cup sizes? What is a good price for the surgery? What type of implant did you get? I want the round silicone implant with the textured outside. How tolerable was the recovery period?

Your better off with the saline implants.Less danger if they leak.My girlfriend went 1.5 cup size.She spent about $5,500
dollars Canadian.It included hospital bed & anesthesia.


Wilton Puzzle Cakes Build A Cake Set NIB
Wilton Puzzle Cakes Build A Cake Set NIB
$4.99
Time Remaining: 30m

SET OF 4 WHITE RAMEKINS CORDON BLEU BIA EXTRA SMALL BOWLS SPICES FOOD PREP
SET OF 4 WHITE RAMEKINS CORDON BLEU BIA EXTRA SMALL BOWLS SPICES FOOD PREP
$4.00
Time Remaining: 30m

Wilton Darth Vader Cupcake  Treat Stand
Wilton Darth Vader Cupcake Treat Stand
$6.99
Time Remaining: 30m
Buy It Now for only: $6.99

LE CREUSET STONEWARE BLUE SQUARE BAKING DISH 21 CM 9 IN
LE CREUSET STONEWARE BLUE SQUARE BAKING DISH 21 CM 9 IN
$42.50
Time Remaining: 32m
Buy It Now for only: $42.50

VINTAGE Wilton STAND UP WEDDING BELL cake pan 3D mold baking tin LIBERTY Clips
VINTAGE Wilton STAND UP WEDDING BELL cake pan 3D mold baking tin LIBERTY Clips
$59.95
Time Remaining: 32m
Buy It Now for only: $59.95

Exoglass Cones 3 pcs Matfer Bourgeat
Exoglass Cones 3 pcs Matfer Bourgeat
$8.00 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 33m

My Lil Pie Maker Non Stick Silicone Dishwasher Safe Bake Form As Seen on TV
My Lil Pie Maker Non Stick Silicone Dishwasher Safe Bake Form As Seen on TV
$6.99
Time Remaining: 33m
Buy It Now for only: $6.99

Pink Baby Cup Cake Maker Practical Clean Fast Nonstick Coated Cupcake Maker
Pink Baby Cup Cake Maker Practical Clean Fast Nonstick Coated Cupcake Maker
$24.99
Time Remaining: 33m
Buy It Now for only: $24.99

Emile Henry 9 Inch Square Bakeware Dish Red
Emile Henry 9 Inch Square Bakeware Dish Red
$13.49 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 33m

Fiesta 9 Inch by 5 Inch Individual Oval Casserole Turquoise
Fiesta 9 Inch by 5 Inch Individual Oval Casserole Turquoise
$23.98
Time Remaining: 33m
Buy It Now for only: $23.98

NEW Pampered Chef Deep Dish Baker 1390 Family Heritage Round Stoneware Baking
NEW Pampered Chef Deep Dish Baker 1390 Family Heritage Round Stoneware Baking
$35.00
Time Remaining: 36m
Buy It Now for only: $45.75

Paula Deen 9 Ribbed Pie Plate Baker Dish Cake Robin Egg Blue Stoneware NEW
Paula Deen 9 Ribbed Pie Plate Baker Dish Cake Robin Egg Blue Stoneware NEW
$35.95
Time Remaining: 36m
Buy It Now for only: $35.95

Classic Corning Pyrex Bake a Round Bread Making Tube 990 Complete Excellent
Classic Corning Pyrex Bake a Round Bread Making Tube 990 Complete Excellent
$9.99
Time Remaining: 37m
Buy It Now for only: $14.99

Wilton Uglydoll Treat Stand NEW
Wilton Uglydoll Treat Stand NEW
$6.99
Time Remaining: 37m
Buy It Now for only: $6.99

Pampered Chef Stoneware 9 Pie Plate Family Heritage Collection NEW in Box
Pampered Chef Stoneware 9 Pie Plate Family Heritage Collection NEW in Box
$30.00
Time Remaining: 37m
Buy It Now for only: $40.00

Pampered Chef 1550 Valtrompia Bread Tube Flower NIB
Pampered Chef 1550 Valtrompia Bread Tube Flower NIB
$9.99
Time Remaining: 37m
Buy It Now for only: $9.99

Vintage Brown Betty Oven Proof 1 1 2Qt Casserole Dish
Vintage Brown Betty Oven Proof 1 1 2Qt Casserole Dish
$5.99
Time Remaining: 38m
Buy It Now for only: $5.99

Wilton MINI STAND UP BEAR sm chocolate mold 3D metal CHRISTMAS cake pan tin NEW
Wilton MINI STAND UP BEAR sm chocolate mold 3D metal CHRISTMAS cake pan tin NEW
$14.38
Time Remaining: 38m
Buy It Now for only: $14.38

Wilton Non Stick Halloween Cookie Pan 12 Shapes NEW
Wilton Non Stick Halloween Cookie Pan 12 Shapes NEW
$5.99
Time Remaining: 39m
Buy It Now for only: $5.99

NORDIC WARE Wildflower Floral Heavy Duty 10 Cup Cake Pan
NORDIC WARE Wildflower Floral Heavy Duty 10 Cup Cake Pan
$19.99
Time Remaining: 40m
Buy It Now for only: $19.99

NEW TELEBrands Cake Pop maker
NEW TELEBrands Cake Pop maker
$17.50
Time Remaining: 40m
Buy It Now for only: $17.50

Temp Tations 4 pc Black Ivory Ovenwear Casserole Set with Lids on Wire Stands
Temp Tations 4 pc Black Ivory Ovenwear Casserole Set with Lids on Wire Stands
$19.49 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 42m

Perfect Meatloaf Pan Set Home Kitchen Cooking Eating Dining Bakecare Pans New
Perfect Meatloaf Pan Set Home Kitchen Cooking Eating Dining Bakecare Pans New
$19.25
Time Remaining: 44m
Buy It Now for only: $19.25

FREE POSTAGE NORWEGIAN NORWAY BOXED SET SANDBAKKEL TINS Gladd Co Minneapolis Mn
FREE POSTAGE NORWEGIAN NORWAY BOXED SET SANDBAKKEL TINS Gladd Co Minneapolis Mn
$7.50 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 45m

HLC 962 Fiestaware 9 Square Baker New Made in USA
HLC 962 Fiestaware 9 Square Baker New Made in USA
$26.97
Time Remaining: 45m
Buy It Now for only: $26.97

CARE BEAR HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAKE PAN MADE BY WILTON INDUSTRIES 2005 Perfect
CARE BEAR HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAKE PAN MADE BY WILTON INDUSTRIES 2005 Perfect
$6.99
Time Remaining: 45m

New Pamper Chef Family Heritage Stoneware Large 13x9 Caserole Dish or Bowl
New Pamper Chef Family Heritage Stoneware Large 13x9 Caserole Dish or Bowl
$27.00
Time Remaining: 45m
Buy It Now for only: $27.00

Set of 2 Clear Pyrex Baking Dish Dishes M 8 x 8 x 2
Set of 2 Clear Pyrex Baking Dish Dishes M 8 x 8 x 2
$14.00
Time Remaining: 46m

Silicone Bakeware set
Silicone Bakeware set
$6.99
Time Remaining: 47m
Buy It Now for only: $19.99

PSTCO 7 Pastry Blender
PSTCO 7 Pastry Blender
$11.31
Time Remaining: 49m
Buy It Now for only: $11.31

Pampered Chef Scalloped Bread Tube metal mold New in Box w instructions
Pampered Chef Scalloped Bread Tube metal mold New in Box w instructions
$8.99
Time Remaining: 49m
Buy It Now for only: $8.99

NICE Milton Zen 15 Liter Casserole thermos Hot or Cold container thermal
NICE Milton Zen 15 Liter Casserole thermos Hot or Cold container thermal
$29.95
Time Remaining: 49m
Buy It Now for only: $29.95

Cake Pops Bake Pop Baking Pan  Accessories As Seen On TV TeleBrands
Cake Pops Bake Pop Baking Pan Accessories As Seen On TV TeleBrands
$6.25 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 55m

NEW BAKERS SECRET 11 INCHES Brownie Biscuit PAN CAKE PAN NON STICK Non stick
NEW BAKERS SECRET 11 INCHES Brownie Biscuit PAN CAKE PAN NON STICK Non stick
$10.88
Time Remaining: 56m
Buy It Now for only: $10.88

Cake Pops Bake Pop Baking Pan  Accessories As Seen On TV TeleBrands
Cake Pops Bake Pop Baking Pan Accessories As Seen On TV TeleBrands
$6.75 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 58m

Rival Slow Cooker Aluminum Crock Pot Bread n Cake Bake Pan Insert Large 8
Rival Slow Cooker Aluminum Crock Pot Bread n Cake Bake Pan Insert Large 8
$9.99
Time Remaining: 59m
Buy It Now for only: $9.99

Williams Sonoma Vintage Christmas Santa Claus Cake Pan Nordic Ware 10 Cups
Williams Sonoma Vintage Christmas Santa Claus Cake Pan Nordic Ware 10 Cups
$24.95
Time Remaining: 1h
Buy It Now for only: $24.95

Nordic Ware Red Metal Bundt Fancy Loaf Pan
Nordic Ware Red Metal Bundt Fancy Loaf Pan
$12.99
Time Remaining: 1h

Ekco Glaco Full Size 18 x 26 18 Gauge Sheet Pan B 5016N Aluminum
Ekco Glaco Full Size 18 x 26 18 Gauge Sheet Pan B 5016N Aluminum
$7.95
Time Remaining: 1h 1m
Buy It Now for only: $7.95

Vintage Cake Saver Cake Server Cake Plate Q
Vintage Cake Saver Cake Server Cake Plate Q
$16.59
Time Remaining: 1h 1m
Buy It Now for only: $16.59

Wilton Cake Dessert Pan 2105 9440 4 Mini 3 Shells Aluminum Beach Ocean Shell
Wilton Cake Dessert Pan 2105 9440 4 Mini 3 Shells Aluminum Beach Ocean Shell
$20.00
Time Remaining: 1h 2m
Buy It Now for only: $20.00

Bakers Set
Bakers Set
$75.00
Time Remaining: 1h 2m
Buy It Now for only: $75.00

WILTON COOKIE CAKE PAN MOLD GINGERBREAD HOUSE SHEET
WILTON COOKIE CAKE PAN MOLD GINGERBREAD HOUSE SHEET
$9.99
Time Remaining: 1h 2m

2pc MIRACLE MAID WEST BEND 95 ANODIZED ALUMINUM CAKE PANS
2pc MIRACLE MAID WEST BEND 95 ANODIZED ALUMINUM CAKE PANS
$28.99
Time Remaining: 1h 2m
Buy It Now for only: $28.99

WILLIAMS SONOMA NORDIC WARE WREATH BUNDT CAKE PAN
WILLIAMS SONOMA NORDIC WARE WREATH BUNDT CAKE PAN
$24.99
Time Remaining: 1h 2m

Wilton TINY BEAR cake pan 12 Mold Metal baking tin HOLIDAY CHOCOLATE COOKIE
Wilton TINY BEAR cake pan 12 Mold Metal baking tin HOLIDAY CHOCOLATE COOKIE
$15.28
Time Remaining: 1h 3m
Buy It Now for only: $15.28

Wilton 12 cup Muffin Pan Gray FREE SHIPPING
Wilton 12 cup Muffin Pan Gray FREE SHIPPING
$18.99
Time Remaining: 1h 4m
Buy It Now for only: $24.99

Kalorik MFM 37992 PK Fun Pink Mini Cupcake Muffin Maker
Kalorik MFM 37992 PK Fun Pink Mini Cupcake Muffin Maker
$38.04
Time Remaining: 1h 5m
Buy It Now for only: $38.04

Pampered Chef Stoneware Cranberry 3 Qt Deep Covered Baker + Recipe Book
Pampered Chef Stoneware Cranberry 3 Qt Deep Covered Baker + Recipe Book
$40.00 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1h 7m

NEW Ez Pockets As Seen On TV Easy to Make Individual Pie Pans Tools Recipe Guide
NEW Ez Pockets As Seen On TV Easy to Make Individual Pie Pans Tools Recipe Guide
$10.96
Time Remaining: 1h 7m

Temp tations casserole trivets set of 3 for oval bakeware set trivets only
Temp tations casserole trivets set of 3 for oval bakeware set trivets only
$10.00
Time Remaining: 1h 9m
Buy It Now for only: $15.00

Christmas Cookie Shapes Pan Bake Winter Holiday Party Dessert Oven Kitchen Mold
Christmas Cookie Shapes Pan Bake Winter Holiday Party Dessert Oven Kitchen Mold
$21.95
Time Remaining: 1h 10m
Buy It Now for only: $21.95

4 lot PERFECT Tortilla TACO SALAD SHELL BOWL maker baking mold pan AS SEEN ON TV
4 lot PERFECT Tortilla TACO SALAD SHELL BOWL maker baking mold pan AS SEEN ON TV
$15.75
Time Remaining: 1h 10m
Buy It Now for only: $15.75

Home  Garden Covered Casserole Floral Feb 2001
Home Garden Covered Casserole Floral Feb 2001
$9.99
Time Remaining: 1h 11m

Culinary Delight Pizza Stone Stainless Steel Rack Wheel Slicer Bakeware Cookware
Culinary Delight Pizza Stone Stainless Steel Rack Wheel Slicer Bakeware Cookware
$29.97
Time Remaining: 1h 11m

Grazia PREMIUM Silicone 12 cup Muffin Pan Lifetime Guarantee
Grazia PREMIUM Silicone 12 cup Muffin Pan Lifetime Guarantee
$17.99
Time Remaining: 1h 12m
Buy It Now for only: $17.99

Springform Cake Pan With Lid And Handles Cooking Bakeware Cheesecake Birthday
Springform Cake Pan With Lid And Handles Cooking Bakeware Cheesecake Birthday
$12.95
Time Remaining: 1h 12m
Buy It Now for only: $12.95

Pampered Chef 1448 Small Bar Pan MIB
Pampered Chef 1448 Small Bar Pan MIB
$20.00
Time Remaining: 1h 12m
Buy It Now for only: $35.00

MIB Longaberger Pottery Grandma Bonnie Traditional Holly Pie Plate
MIB Longaberger Pottery Grandma Bonnie Traditional Holly Pie Plate
$20.00
Time Remaining: 1h 12m
Buy It Now for only: $35.00

Ceramic Baking Pan Terracotta Earthware Artisanal Roast Imported 4x6 in
Ceramic Baking Pan Terracotta Earthware Artisanal Roast Imported 4x6 in
$12.81
Time Remaining: 1h 13m
Buy It Now for only: $12.81

"In Association with Amazon"

Wilton 570-1121 Easy Flex 3-Piece Silicone Spatula Set, Blue Wilton 570-1121 Easy Flex 3-Piece Silicone Spatula Set, Blue
List Price: $9.99
Sale Price: $2.29
You save: $7.70 (77%)
 
Artisan (2 pk.) Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat Set, 16 5/8 Artisan (2 pk.) Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat Set, 16 5/8" x 11
List Price: $16.78
Sale Price: $9.95
You save: $6.83 (41%)
 
Pyrex Prepware 3-Piece Mixing Bowl Set, Clear Pyrex Prepware 3-Piece Mixing Bowl Set, Clear
List Price: $12.99
Sale Price: $8.13
You save: $4.86 (37%)
 
Pyrex 6022369 Storage 14-Piece Round Set, Clear with Blue Lids Pyrex 6022369 Storage 14-Piece Round Set, Clear with Blue Lids
List Price: $28.99
Sale Price: $18.99
You save: $10.00 (34%)
 
Norpro Cut-N-Slice Flexible Cutting Boards, Set of 3 Norpro Cut-N-Slice Flexible Cutting Boards, Set of 3
List Price: $5.09
Sale Price: $2.65
You save: $2.44 (48%)
 
Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum Commercial Baker's Half Sheet Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum Commercial Baker's Half Sheet
List Price: $19.00
Sale Price: $8.88
You save: $10.12 (53%)
 
Onesource 8-Piece Deluxe Stainless Steel Measuring Cup and Measuring Spoon Set Onesource 8-Piece Deluxe Stainless Steel Measuring Cup and Measuring Spoon Set
Sale Price: $5.00
 
Rubbermaid 50-Piece Easy Find Lid Food Storage Set Rubbermaid 50-Piece Easy Find Lid Food Storage Set
List Price: $37.99
Sale Price: $13.95
You save: $24.04 (63%)
 
Hamilton Beach 62650 6-Speed Classic Hand Mixer, Silver Hamilton Beach 62650 6-Speed Classic Hand Mixer, Silver
List Price: $39.99
Sale Price: $13.95
You save: $26.04 (65%)
 
Ginsu 04817 International Traditions 14-Piece Knife Set with Block, Natural Ginsu 04817 International Traditions 14-Piece Knife Set with Block, Natural
List Price: $49.99
Sale Price: $29.99
You save: $20.00 (40%)
 



Thank You
We hope you found the
Silicone Round

you were looking for.

Filed under Bakeware · Tagged with , , , ,