If you have concerns about the safety of silicone gel breast implants you’re not alone. Women commonly visit or contact my practice with reservations about silicone as a breast implant filler. I am happy to report that silicone breast implants are a medically proven safe option.
You have likely heard about the vast amount of research that has gone into vetting the potential risks associated with silicone implants in recent decades. In fact gel-based implants were off the market in Canada and the United States for several years, spanning from the 1990s into the new millennium while the medical community worked to ensure that they are in fact safe. During those years breast augmentation patients could only opt for saline breast implants.
Both saline and silicone breast implants have their own inherent sets of advantages in terms of look and feel, among other factors. Having both implant types available gives my patients more control over their potential results – an extremely important benefit for women hoping to boost their confidence with cosmetic surgery.
Even more importantly the medical research that has gone into proving the safety of silicone breast implants can provide you with peace of mind should you opt for gel filled breast implants.
Contact my office to schedule an appointment and I can review the breast implant types with you and address any concerns you may have over the safety of silicone breast implants.