Dr Michael Kaplan - Silicone Breast Implants

MO Breast Augmentation Specializes In Silicone Breast Implants

Next to oxygen, silicon is the most common element in the earth’s crust and becomes silicone when it is combined with oxygen, carbon and hydrogen. They have been part of the consumer marketplace ofr over 50 years and are used in a variety of products such as hair spray, pacifiers and moisturizing creams. There are also used in many medical devices like artificial joints, catheters, facial implants, tissue expanders and breast implants. Silicone gel-filled breast implants have been used around the world for the past 25 years.

Silicone breast implants made today are very different from the ones that were used in the 1970s and 1980s. The shells of the implants use to be thinner and were more likely to rupture. Silicone implants that are made today have multiple layers of silicone elastomer surrounding the implant. They are much softer than saline and are pre-filled. Silicone breast implants are used on women that are at least 22 years old.

The FDA has determined that silicone breast implants are safe and effective. There have been many studies done in the past to examine whether silicone filled breast implants are associated with connective tissue disease or cancer. They have concluded that there is no convincing evidence that breast implants are associated with either of these diseases.

Breast Implant Surgery

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