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1. Silicone implants can rupture and if they do the liquid silicone may leak out of the implant shell into the body. This leakage has never caused any type of systematic problems, such as lupus-type diseases, but your body may develop a thick scar around the implant, called CAPSULAR CONTRACTURE. The overall rate of captsular contracture among women with Silicone implants is higher than women with Saline implants. A new type of Silicone gel implant has been developed to hopefully reduce the number of ruptures, but the rate of these problems is yet not known.
2. The cost of Silicone brest implants is about $1000-$1500 higher than Saline implants. Thi is due to higher production costs.