Are silicone implants safe?

Saline implants have been scrutinized through the years more than any other medical device in history. They were banned by the FDA from 1992 to 2006. They are now approved for unrestricted use in breast augmentation surgeries. The FDA lifted their ban in 2006.

 

Are there long term risks involved with silicone implants?

Rupture: a ruptured silicone gel implant is difficult to detect, even by a plastic surgeon. The FDA recommends a bi-annual MRI to help detect a ruptured or otherwise leaking silicone gel implant.

 

Why should I choose silicone breast implants?

Safety: the FDA has given their stamp of approval for unrestricted use. Silicone implants have evolved over the years, and they are now the most requested implant in the U.S.

 

Feel: both men and women agree that silicone gel implants look and feel more like real breast tisuse than saline implants.

 


 

Why are silicone gel implants more expensive than saline implants?

Silicone gel implants use a silicone filler, which is more expensive than the saline solution (basically saltwater) that is used to fill saline breast implants. Not too mention, silicone gel implants were highly criticised and scrutinized for 14 years by the FDA - they've undergone major structural and design changes to allow for the FDA to lift the ban.


 

How can I learn more about silicone breast implants?

You can find most information online, freely available. However, if you want the latest information currently available regarding silicone gel implants, you will need to speak face to face with an actual breast augmentation surgeon. Only a practicing surgeon can give you the latest information currently available regarding silicone breast implants.