Which type of implant is the best?

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Question from Rosie: Are there certain brands or types of implants that are better/safer than others?
Answers - Joseph Serletti There are basically two types of implants: saline implants which are filled with salt water, and silicone gel implants which are filled with silicone gel. While we offer both types of implants to any reconstruction patient, well over 90 percent of breast cancer patients choose silicone gel implants. The gel implants create a much more natural breast mound than the saline implants. No scientific organization has yet to prove a cause and effect relationship between gel implants and any harmful disease process.

The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Reconstruction Updates featured Joseph Serletti, M.D. and moderator Jennifer Sabol, M.D. answering your questions about breast reconstruction.

Editor's Note: This conference took place in May 2007.

The materials presented in these conferences do not necessarily reflect the views of Breastcancer.org. A qualified healthcare professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product or regimen discussed. All readers should verify all information and data before employing any therapies described here.

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