Are Silicone Implants Safe for the Body?



Are Silicone Implants Safe for the Body?


Breast augmentation is one of the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedures. Women want to look and feel good and that comes with being comfortable with their bodies. Breast implants make this possible.

There are two main types of implants: silicone and saline. Most candidates – 90 percent – choose silicone implants because they tend to look and feel more life-like. But are they safe? All implants carry some risk of rupture, but even extensive studies by the FDA cannot prove that silicone implants are unsafe.


In the 1980s, silicone implants were very popular. However some women thought that their breast implants made them ill. During this period, the FDA removed silicone implants from the medical market, although they could not find any proof that the implants caused any medical conditions. Even if a silicone implant ruptures, the leaking silicone will likely not cause any health problems. However, because leaks are difficult to detect, doctors recommend getting an MRI every three years. This is because MRIs are the only way to detect leaks.

Should You Be Concerned?

Breast augmentation has come a long way in the past few decades. For a natural-looking appearance, silicone implants are the ideal choice. They are also preferred by those who need reconstruction or revision surgery.

Millions of women have silicone implants and the risks are minimal. No adverse health risks have been proven. In fact, most women love their implants and only report the positive aspects, such as increased self-esteem and better body proportion.

There are now five silicone implants in use today. Each one has been extensively tested to ensure that they meet high safety and long-term performance standards.

If you have safety concerns, it’s important to share them with your plastic surgeon before surgery. Trust in Dr. McLean at McLean Clinic. He makes plastic surgery easy. He has worked with numerous types of breast implants and can help you choose the right one based on your body type and expected results.

Do You Want to Increase Your Breast Size?

Silicone implants are chosen by 90 percent of women undergoing breast augmentation.  Dr. McLean at McLean Clinic has worked with all types of breast implants and can help make your dreams of plastic surgery come true. Contact his office today for a consultation. He can be reached at 1-866-856-6091.

January 3, 2014

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