Breast Implants: Saline vs. Silicone - NATRELLE® Canada

SILICONE VS. SALINE


ADVANTAGES OF COHESIVE SILICONE GEL

Breast implants are composed of a silicone shell with a filler: saline implants contain a saltwater solution, silicone implants contain silicone gel. Silicone gel-filled breast implants were licensed by Health Canada in 2006, and have been used extensively throughout the world and are often preferred over saline-filled implants for a number of reasons:

NATRELLE® cohesive silicone gel breast implant

Silcone

NATRELLE® saline breast implant

Saline


TRUFORM® GEL

The NATRELLE® collection has a TruForm® cohesive silicone gel-filler, or an implant that acts more like a soft solid than a liquid. The proven long-term form stability provides enduring control over the breast shape.

The NATRELLE® collection offers three options of TruForm® silicone gel-filled implants:

TRUFORM® 1 – SOFT

  • Traditional soft cohesive gel
  • Very responsive, molding to the desired shape

AVAILABLE WITH
NATRELLE® INSPIRA®

NATRELLE® INSPIRA® with Truform 1

TRUFORM® 2 – SLIGHTLY FIRM

  • Form stable cohesive gel
  • Natural feel
  • Added shape control

AVAILABLE WITH NATRELLE® INSPIRA®, NATRELLE® 410

NATRELLE® INSPIRA® and NATRELLE® 410 with Truform 2

TRUFORM® 3 – FIRM

  • The original form stable cohesive gel
  • Ultimate shape control

AVAILABLE WITH
NATRELLE® 410

NATRELLE® 410 with Truform 3

TEXTURED VS SMOOTH

Textured — A textured surface adheres to your tissue and keeps the position of the implants stable

Smooth — The surface of the implant is smooth and doesn’t adhere to tissue. It is thought to simulate natural breast movement well

NATRELLE® Textured surface implant

Textured

NATRELLE® Smooth surface implant

Smooth


BIOCELL® TEXTURE

NATRELLE® implants are also offered with a unique texturing called BIOCELL®, designed to maintain the implant in place for a “one-breast feel”, where the implant and breast feel unified. BIOCELL® texture promotes tissue adherence, which may facilitate stable position and help reduce rotation.

NATRELLE® breast implant with magnified view of BIOCELL® TEXTURE

INTRASHIEL BARRIER

All Allergan gel-filled breast implants have a patented INTRASHIEL barrier technology. This barrier in the shell reduces shell permeability and minimizes gel diffusion or gel bleed.

NATRELLE® breast implant with cross section and magnified view of INTRASHIEL™ Barrier