There are two implants that you can choose from. We offer both here and we have no preference because it's what is right for the patient as opposed to what would look best on you. There are two types, the saline implant, and the silicone. Saline has been FDA approved since 2001 I believe, probably the most frequently used implant and it's obviously a silicone gel filled with saline or sterile water on the inside. The advantage to this is it's cheaper and if it ruptured, you would know it. You would know immediately. You can go, get it taken care of. Silicone is back and new and then it was FDA approved in 2006 and we call it a cohesive gel implant. It's again a silicone gel filled with gel on the inside. So it feels a bit more natural which can be a benefit to people, but it is more costly and it comes prefilled. So your incision is larger.
Should I Choose a Saline or Silicone Breast Implant?
Gretta Handley, Patient Care Manager at Davis Plastic Surgery, discusses the two leading types of breast implants and their pros and cons.