What are breast implants?
Breast implants are man-made, advanced medical devices which meet relevant safety standards. The history of modern implants goes back to the 1960s. Since then, implants have been improved, optimized and made safer. Today the most frequently used implants are coated with polyurethane, delivering superior safety and integration with the pocket formed under the muscle or mammary gland.
Implants are filled with silicone gel, which enables a natural-like effect of breast volume increase. Unlike implants filled with saline solution, silicone gel implants do not leak and shrink over the time. Modern implants are very safe and long-lasting, and create fewer complications, with less risk of rupture or capsular contracture.