If you’re considering breast enhancement surgery, also known as breast augmentation or augmentation mammoplasty, it’s important that you have a general understanding of the procedure. Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgery in which silicone or saline implants are inserted under the skin in order to create larger, firmer breasts. Once you have had a consultation with your surgeon, you’re ready to take the next step: choosing between silicone and saline breast implants. They both have an outer silicone shell, but they differ in material and consistency. To help you choose what is best for you, the following will look at the differences between silicone and saline implants.