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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:
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 two options of TruForm® silicone gel-filled implants:
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.