Types of breast implants are as follows:
- Saline implants: Saline implants are filled with sterile saltwater after they are inserted into the breast pocket. They are available in a variety of shapes and sizes, and can be adjusted during the surgery to achieve the desired appearance. In the event of a rupture, the saline is harmlessly absorbed by the body.
- Silicone implants: Silicone implants are filled with a cohesive silicone gel, which closely mimics the feel of natural breast tissue. They are available in a range of sizes, shapes, and textures. In the event of a rupture, the gel may stay within the implant shell or leak slightly into the capsule.
- Highly cohesive silicone gel implants: Highly cohesive silicone gel implants, also known as “gummy bear” implants, are a type of silicone implant that are filled with a highly cohesive gel that maintains its shape even if the implant shell is damaged or broken. They are designed to provide a more natural-looking and feeling result than traditional silicone implants.