Plastic surgery: saline or silicone implants to choose?

Today widely used two types of implants for breast augmentation: silicone and saline. Consider their features.

Silicone implants

Silicone implants are the first generation was a thick shell made of silicone, and inside were filled with gel. On the back was the patch that was supposed to contribute to its offset. In connection with his unnatural in the mid-70s they got lots of criticism.

At the beginning of the 80's has released the second generation of implants. They had a realistic appearance and were quite soft to the touch. However, due to the thinner layer of the shell and less sticky gel they often broke.

In the mid 80's he started manufacturing the third and fourth generation. They were covered with a special elastomer, which improved the strength of the casing. In addition, the implants were filled with a viscous gel, which reduces the likelihood of penetration of the gel through the shell.

Besides, there are such types of implants that had a textured surface. This prevented the possibility of their displacement.

In the 90's started to be applied to the fifth generation implants. They have a high cohesive property, and rarely break. In addition, these implants are filled with polyplanar gel, which in fact is not able to penetrate through the membrane.

Saline implants

Were developed in France. They have a silicone shell, but instead of gel filled with sodium chloride solution, i.e. saline solution.

The contents of this implant is harmless, which is important in case of rupture. The main advantage is that empty, they are placed in the chest, and it allows us to reduce scarring after surgery to a minimum. After installation, they are filled with saline solution. So, on the background of silicone implants, saline implants are more durable and safe. However, also have several disadvantages, they can lose their shape and look less natural.

Every woman can choose for himself an appropriate version of it, however, you should carefully consult a specialist.

Read also: Breast plastic surgery - types of implants and methods of operation

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