The Difference Between Saline, Cohesive Silicone Gel & Gummy Bear Breast Implants

Believe it not, there’s a common thread between the world of breast augmentation and the Twilight phenomenon that recently swept through our culture. And just to be 100% transparent with you, I’ll admit...

I was Team Edward.

When it comes to augmentations, you’ll find a similar division of women who swear by silicone-filled breast implants and others who have imprinted on saline.

Before you decide which implant to get (or which homemade t-shirt to wear to the 12:01am showing, if we’re sticking with the Twilight analogy), I want to help you get a clear idea about the pros and cons of of saline, silicone gel and cohesive silicone gel breast implants.

Remember, the only person who is qualified to choose the type of implant for your body is you.

By all means, gather wise counsel and hear what others have to say. But at the end of the day this is a decision for you to make.

To help you get the clearest picture of all the different pros, cons, perks and downfalls of saline, cohesive silicone gel and Gummy Bear breast implants (also called highly-cohesive silicone gel breast implants), I'm going to dedicate a post to each implant where we will look at the following categories:

  • Overall Feel
  • Appearance
  • Incision Size
  • Toxicity
  • Sizing/Fill Volume
  • Rupture Awareness
  • Complications
  • Implant Integrity
  • Cost