With Allergan breast implant options, you can choose from three fillings: saline, silicone and the unusually named gummy bears.
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Understanding the Differences
When thinking saline vs silicone vs gummy bear, each of these types of implants from Allergan has their pros and cons. While having one implant be inherently superior would make the decision easier, the truth is that any of these could be the right implant choice for you. Here is what you need to know about each of them.
There is no one best material for implants. You have to weigh your options and decide which is right for you.
These implants have a silicone outer shell and are filled with a sterile saltwater solution. They are filled after being placed, which means that smaller incisions are needed — a big plus for anyone worried about scarring. Also, should they rupture, the sterile saline can be safely absorbed by the body. However, they tend to ripple over time, which is visible in women with less natural breast tissue.
Silicone implants also have a silicone outer shell. However, the filling is a silicone gel. This gel is thick enough that even if the outer shell ruptures, they won’t reflate. This means that clients need regular scans to ensure the implants have not been compromised. They come pre-filled, so larger incisions are needed. Compared to saline, they tend to have a more natural look and feel.
Gummy Bear Implants
Despite the name, no gummy bears are used in these implants. The Allergan Natrelle Inspira implants are considered gummy bear implants. Gummies are also silicone implants, but the gel is slightly different, giving them an even more natural feel. The Inspira implants are round and smooth and provide a more natural feel.