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Why are silicone breast implants back on the market? I remember when silicone breast implants were taken off the market back in the 1990s. It surprised me when i learned that silicone is once again being used in implants. Is the silicone used now differen

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Dr. Azita Madjidi
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Silicone implants are back on the market because there was never a proven scientific cause relating them to any disease.
They feel more natural than saline implants and are as safe. The shell and the inner gel are of much better quality than those used in the 70's and 80's.

In brief: Yes

Silicone implants are back on the market because there was never a proven scientific cause relating them to any disease.
They feel more natural than saline implants and are as safe. The shell and the inner gel are of much better quality than those used in the 70's and 80's.
Dr. Azita Madjidi
Dr. Azita Madjidi
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Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Implants are Safe

Breast implants are some of the most widely studied medical device in human history.
From 1992 to 2006, silicone breast implants were temorarily pulled from the market, and over 80, 000 woman participated in studies of implant safety. The fda concluded that implants were safe. In 2009 the eu stated no association between implants and carcinoma, or any metabolic, immune, or allergic discord exists.

In brief: Implants are Safe

Breast implants are some of the most widely studied medical device in human history.
From 1992 to 2006, silicone breast implants were temorarily pulled from the market, and over 80, 000 woman participated in studies of implant safety. The fda concluded that implants were safe. In 2009 the eu stated no association between implants and carcinoma, or any metabolic, immune, or allergic discord exists.
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Because they r safe

If used in accordance with guidelines and routine followup.
While any surgery carries risks, silicone breast implants offer an excellent option for breast enhancement. Certainly out knowledge and management of complications has improved as well as the technology with development of memory gel implants that ate co posed of a more cohesive silicone unlike the previous generation of more liquid like.

In brief: Because they r safe

If used in accordance with guidelines and routine followup.
While any surgery carries risks, silicone breast implants offer an excellent option for breast enhancement. Certainly out knowledge and management of complications has improved as well as the technology with development of memory gel implants that ate co posed of a more cohesive silicone unlike the previous generation of more liquid like.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Samuel Bartholomew
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: The

The safety of silicone filled breast implants has been verified by the us food and drug administration after years of studying their use in the us.
They were used in europe and the rest of world the entire time they were banned in the us. They were found not to cause connective tissue diseases like lupus, fibromyalgia, etc but their use in patients who already have these conditions is not recommended. They were allowed back into the us after years of careful study and clinical trials. Breast implants may enhance a women's appearance but like any medically implanted device may eventually require replacement, removal, become infected or develop a scar contracture. The decision to have breast implants should be thoroughly discussed with a surgeon certified by the american board of plastic surgery and a member of the american society of plastic surgeons.

In brief: The

The safety of silicone filled breast implants has been verified by the us food and drug administration after years of studying their use in the us.
They were used in europe and the rest of world the entire time they were banned in the us. They were found not to cause connective tissue diseases like lupus, fibromyalgia, etc but their use in patients who already have these conditions is not recommended. They were allowed back into the us after years of careful study and clinical trials. Breast implants may enhance a women's appearance but like any medically implanted device may eventually require replacement, removal, become infected or develop a scar contracture. The decision to have breast implants should be thoroughly discussed with a surgeon certified by the american board of plastic surgery and a member of the american society of plastic surgeons.
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