Developed as an alternative to silicone implants, saline implants were first introduced to the market in 1965. Saline rose to popularity when silicone breast implants were pulled from the market in 1991. Since the initial implants were developed, technology has provided several improvements in the outer shell. The incidence of deflation and leakage has dropped significantly, and saline escaping from the valve has been eliminated. Saline implants are made with the same outer shell as silicone implants. The difference is they are filled with saline (sterilized salt water), by your surgeon, at the time of surgery. This allows for a smaller incision to be used, measuring about 1.5 inches.
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Up to 90% of all our patients chose silicone implants over saline. Women often like the organic look the silicone implants provide, along with a soft,
natural feel. Our patients also enjoy the peace of mind they get with silicone implants, as they continuously receive exceptional safety ratings.