Question: What were breast implants filled with in the 1970s?

In the 1970s and 1980s, implant makers came up with silicone-filled implants that had thinner shells. These implants looked more natural but were more likely to rupture and leak.

What were the original breast implants made of?

Silicone-filled breast implants were invented in 1961, first implanted in 1962, and since then they have remained the most popular choice for breast enlargement because of their great, long-lasting results and high safety record.

How long have saline implants been around?

1960s Saline implants have been used since the 1960s. They have an outer shell made of silicone, but the shell is inserted empty. Its then filled with sterile salt water, which means the incision site is often smaller and less noticeable.

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