Breast implants come in two broad categories. We have silicone gel implants and saline implants. Although both types of implants have a silicone shell, saline implants tend to be filled with salt water while silicone implants are filled with silicone gel.
In case the shell on the saline breast implants leaks, the body would easily be able to absorb the saline water. However, the breast implant will deflate and it will eventually collapse. Saline implants also ripple the most, especially for slim patients who don’t have enough tissue to fill up the implants.
Silicone gel implants are more popular among most of our patients. The implants often lead to symmetrical nice shaped breasts. The risk of rippling is also very low compared to saline implants, and silicone gel implants tend to look and feel more natural. They are often recommended by most plastic surgeons.