To find out why silicone gel implants rank at the top, you need to understand some of the characteristics of liquid silicone and saline solution breast implants. First of all, each implant type features an outer shell constructed of hard silicone. This helps protect the inner filling. Saline solution breast implant filling is basically just salt water. This proves to have no health risk if the implant ruptures, but the resulting appearance tends to have ripples and can even make a sloshing sound.
When filled too full, saline implants can get toy store hard; when under filled, the implants tend to wrinkle. Saline filled implants are also more prone to capsular contracture than silicone gel implants. Capsular contracture happens when the scar tissue around the implant contracts and tightens around the implant making the implant hard and sometimes painful. Saline implants are lower in cost than silicone gel implants, though.
Breast implants filled with liquid silicone can also show ripples. Additionally, if the outer shell of the breast implant is broken, the liquid silicone will leak into the woman’s body. This can be a serious health risk. It is also difficult to know if a liquid silicone filled breast implant starts to leak because the deflation can be slow and take a lengthy period of time. Silicone gel breast implants will not leak like the liquid silicone because the gel forms a semi-solid bond.