Inland Empire Breast Surgery: Quick Facts on Silicone Breast Implants
- Posted on: May 29 2013
Allergan Natrelle 410, a new type of silicone breast implant was recently approved by FDA in February 2013. By and large, silicone implants are approved for use in women 22 years and older for augmentation as well as breast reconstruction. At the Tehrani Plastic Surgery clinic, you have the option to use silicone breast implants during your Inland Empire breast augmentation.
A Brief History of Silicone Breast Implants
Silicone implants in breast augmentation were first introduced in 1962. However, when several claims linking ruptured silicone implants to certain autoimmune disorders such as lupus, the FDA restricted its use for breast reconstruction patients only. It was not until in 2006 that FDA re-approved its use in breast enhancement surgeries.
FDA-Approved Silicone Implants
Currently, there are 4 types of silicone gel implants in the market which is approved by FDA. They are the following:
More women and plastic surgeons prefer silicone breast implants because it has a more natural feel than saline implants.
Risks with Silicone Gel Implants
Capsular contracture is the most common complication which could occur following breast implant using silicone implants. Other complications to look out for include pain, infection, scarring, wrinkling, and asymmetry. It is highly recommended for women who had breast augmentation through silicone implants to have an MRI screening 3 years after the procedure and every 2 years thereafter to detect silent rupture.
Silicone Implants in Inland Empire
If you’re thinking about breast augmentation in Inland Empire through silicone implants, arrange a cosmetic consultation with us today! We will listen to your concerns, educate you about what is available for you, and make recommendations. Call today to book your breast augmentation appointment at Tehrani Plastic Surgery- where your comfort and convenience are considered priorities. Contact us at (760)240-2444 or fill out this contact form. We look forward to your visit!