Breast Implants: Size Matter!
Silicone Breast ImplantsIn the past, concerns emerged that silicone implants posed health risks, including an increased risk of systemic diseases such as Lupus and Arthritis. The Food And Drug Administration (FDA) placed a moratorium on silicone implants in 1992 so the safety of these devices could be studied. However, in 2006 the agency concluded that there was no evidence of risk and lifted the moratorium. In fact, in March 2012, following years of breast implant clinical trials; the FDA approved a new type of silicone implants, known as "Gummy Bear" implants. These implants are filled with a cohesive, form-stable type of silicone gel that has the consistency of gummy bear candies (thus the nickname).
The Right ChoiceImplants come in various sizes, and your surgeon will guide you on choosing the right size to help you achieve the look you desire. In addition, your surgeon will help you decide whether you want a more natural, Teardrop Shape or a more Rounded Look. Implants also come with either smooth our textured shell surfaces, and your surgeon will help you decide which is best for you. The best placement for you will depend on several factors, including your Lifestyle, the amount of Natural Breast Tissue you have, the size of your implants and your desired appearance. Only a board-certified plastic surgeon can help you make this decision.