01 May Are Silicone and Saline Breast Implants Safe?
Dr. John Park has completed numerous breast augmentation surgeries throughout his time in practice. However, at the forefront of every patient’s mind during an initial consultation is whether or not breast implants are actually safe. The short answer is yes, they are! Let’s take a look at some of the specifics of what makes breast implants very safe as you consider if breast augmentation is right for you and your body.
Silicone Breast Implants: Why Silicone Was A Restricted Material for Implants in the 1990’s
During the 1990’s, the FDA restricted the use of silicone breast implants for only reconstructive surgery patients. At that point, silicone was linked to issues surrounding implant ruptures and other related illnesses. However, when the FDA looked into the issue, there were no actual connections between silicone breast implants and the increase of illnesses. As such, in 2006, silicone implants were placed back on the market for regular breast augmentation. Since then, countless people have had successful breast augmentations using silicone breast implants with absolutely no health issues at all.
Saline Breast Implants
Saline implants are filled with a saltwater solution which is not harmful to the human body, even during a rupture. The safety of saline breast implants have never been questioned in the same regard as the silicone option, and most research is based on the ease of noticing a saline rupture. Because saline breast implants immediately deflate upon rupture, it’s easier to identify and correct.
Silicone and saline breast implants are both safe options for breast augmentation. Of course, each type of breast implant has their own set of pros on cons based on the goals of the individual patient. Overall silicone and saline breast implants are an effective way to restore the shape and size of breasts, and the answer of which is right for you is relative to you, your body, and your surgeon. Regardless of which you choose, the procedure is safe if when completed by a highly-trained and experienced board-certified plastic surgeon.
Breast Implant Consultation with Dr. John Park, Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon
If you’re located in the Newport Beach area and considering a breast augmentation procedure, we invite you to contact Dr. John Park for more information. Dr. Park is a board-certified plastic surgeon with a stellar reputation and has consistently helped patients achieve their aesthetic goals time and time again. Please schedule your complimentary consultation by calling (949) 777-6883 today.