Breast Implant Types

  • Types of Breast Implants Breast implants can either be filled with saline (salt water) or silicone gel (a synthetic material). All breast implants have an outer envelope made of silicone. This envelope can be “smooth” or “textured.” All breast implants have risks, but some types of implants have more risks than others.
  • Should I Get Silicone or Saline Implants?  There are many reasons why women prefer one type of breast implant over another. All breast implants have risks, but some breast implants are safer than others and it is important to be aware of all the potential risks. Cost is another important consideration, some implants are more expensive than others. It is also important to remember that all implants will eventually break, and require costly surgeries to remove or replace ruptured implants.