Saline breast implants: Filled with sterile salt water.
Saline implants may be pre-filled to a predetermined size. Saline may also be filled at the time of surgery to allow for minor modifications in implant size.
Silicone filled breast implants: Filled with soft, elastic gel.
All silicone breast implants are pre-filled and may require a longer incision for implant placement.New scientific data on the safety of breast implants is rapidly being collected. In the future, it is possible that additional types of filler materials may become available as advancements take place.
Surgical techniques for breast augmentation and breast implants themselves are continuously being refined, increasing the safety and reliability of the procedure. Your plastic surgeon will be able to provide you with the latest information.