Saline or Silicone??

I was diagnosed Invasive Lobular Carcinoma on 2/18/08 and will have mastectomy for both breasts and reconstruction surgery at the same time.
My plastic surgeon explained the difference between Silicone bag with saline water or silicone pad. Basically what I learned was that silicones can create worse damage if leaks.
I would like to hear about it from people who has had reconstructive surgery.
Which is better Silicone or Saline water???

Dear yoshirin

Breast Cancer Care’s helpline is open in the morning, please do feel free to call for advice on this, opening times are Mon-Fri 9am-5pm and Sat 9am-2pm.

Best wishes

Hi Yoshirin,
Did you have your surgery with recon?? I had it on Feb. 26 and I would love to compare notes. Let me know. Thanks and I hope your well.