by Jayna DavisSaline implants are the most widely used implants you’ll find in the United States.There are many different types of saline implants, but all are filled with a safe andsterile solution of water and sodium.Some saline implants have a smooth outer shell, and some have a textured shell.You may want to choose smooth shells to reduce the chance of your implantsrippling and leaving little “waves” under your skin. The drawback with smoothimplants, however, is that they tend to rotate and move a little more frequently thantextured implants. Textured implants definintely stay in place better, but may look alittle less natural once placed in the breast and may require a slightly longer incisional cut as more force will have to be used to insert the implant.The main difference when placing saline implants as opposed to silicone implants isthat all saline implants will need to be filled at the time of surgery. You can’t find anypre-filled saline implants as is the case with silicone.The shells of saline implants, though not as thick as silicone implants, are relativelystrong and are made of silicone. Even though the outer shell is strong, the risk of leakage is slightly higher if the implants are filled up enough at the time of surgery.Since silicone implants need to be filled by your plastic surgeon, they have a valve inthem where the filling is to be done. Most of the time, these valves are located on thefront of the implant, but they’re small enough not to be noticeable once placed in thebody.So, the main reason that I can see to choose a saline implant over a silicone one isthe safety factor. They present less of a risk should leakage or breakage occur, andobviously safety should be one of the deciding factors when choosing the type of implant that you’ll be placing in your body. Consult with your plastic surgeon aboutchoosing saline breast implants and let him know your exact wants and needs –they’ll help you decide what’s right for your body and expectations.Note: Implants help to make your body more curvy and shapely. Another thing toconsider is getting abigger buttto balance your hourglass figure. I hate theunbalanced look.