Saline and silicone breast implants pose similar risks, including: Scar tissue that distorts the shape of the breast implant (capsular contracture). Breast pain. Infection. Changes in nipple and breast sensation, often temporary. Implant leakage or rupture.
Generally, when silicone gel-filled implants rupture, the silicone gel escapes through a tear or hole in the implant shell but remains confined within the scar tissue capsule around the implant.
Jul 16, · Silicone and saline breast implants have been equally linked to cancer: 41% and 42% respectively. Material is not the cause of the cancer risk. The texture of the implant seems to be the cause of higher cancer risks. The texture can trap fluid in the breast, and then cause the formation of scar tissue in the breast.