Cohesive gel implants are breast
implants that have a silicone rubber shell and are filled with cohesive silicone gel material. Previous silicone
gel implants, called responsive gel implants, had a less solid and more
liquid gel. Cohesive gel implants have a tighter molecular bonding of the silicone
gel resulting in a more solid material. If a cohesive gel implant is
cut open, it is similar to cutting into a gummy bear.
The implant maintains its shape and integrity and does not result in any leaking of the silicone gel.
There are many reasons that these implants have become
a popular choice: Due to the consistancy of the fill it is thought that these implants
will result in less rippling than saline implants in those women with little breast
tissue. They are also thought to be more natural to touch than saline. Another
reasons is that there
are many different sizes and projections available
therefore can be tailored to the individual patient.
Canadian women have many options when considering breast implants. There are 2 implant
with implants available in Canada...Allergan (formerly Inamed Aesthetics) and Mentor: