Breast augmentation with breast implants is at the top of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures year after year. Women are very concerned as to the key differences between their implant options. Saline (physiologic salt water) implants are filled with IV fluid – the same saline fluid used every day in IV’s all over the world.
Saline implants have an extraordinary track record of safety and satisfaction going all the way back to 1965! Silicone gel implants have had a somewhat shakier history, leading right up to when they were actually pulled off the market in 1992. But extensive redesign and follow-up research led to their full FDA approval again in 2006. Each implant type has some unique benefits as well as potential disadvantages.
Please click here to read my article, “Silicone vs. Saline Breast Implants – Which is Better?” where I compare them side by side for 18 different topics, such as costs, rippling risk, and rupture rates.