Which implant is right for me?
Your surgeon can help you choose which type of implant best suits your body shape and size. There are two general categories for implants: saline-filled, and the new generation of silicone cohesive gel-filled implants. Saline implants have historically been more commonly used in breast reconstruction, and between 1992 and 2006 they were the only fully-approved devices in the United States. After in-depth evaluation, the FDA approved the use of silicone gel breast implants in November of 2006. Since then, gel implants have gained popularity. The advantages of gel implants are that they tend to be softer; with a feel that is more like natural breast tissue. Also, gel implants can have less rippling and visibility as compared to saline implants.
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