Saline implants often have the same outer shell as a silicone implants but it is the substance inside that is different. Saline implants are filled with a sterile salt water solution and are usually inserted into the breast pocket empty and once in place they are then filled to the required size. Silicone implants are pre-filled with a gel-like substance that has been said to mimic the feeling of human fat.
Each type of implant has advantages and disadvantages but in the UK, silicone tends to be the most commonly used implant type due their similarity to natural breast tissue, the decreased risk of ripples appearing and just the general properties of saline being safe and the most inert of prosthetic materials.
Your breast augmentation at The Private Clinic will include a detailed description of the type of implants being used in your surgery and our expert surgeons will be able to give you an informed view of what they believe to be the best material, shape, size and type for your body type in relation to the results that you are looking to achieve.
Our surgeons only use the highest quality CE Mark and FDA approved implants to ensure the very best results and safety standards.