Titanium-coated breast implants may also be an option in the future.
Researchers are hopeful that by coating the shell, the implant will be more resistant to infection, stronger and will produce less scarring and capsular contracture, a condition that occurs when scar tissue forms around the implant and results in painful stiffness of the breast and possible leakage of the substance inside the implant.
The silicone gel breast implant story is far from over. I still recommend saline-filled breast implants to my patients who are looking for fewer problems over the lifetime of the devices. There are limitations, but I see the chance for more invasive re-operation being less with saline.