Breast Implant Risks and Silicone Safety
Breast enlargement surgery is a relatively straightforward procedure with few complications when performed by an expert. As with most operations, there are potential risks involved with all types of breast surgery. While these risks are small, it is important to be aware of potential complications associated with your surgery which will be explained to you at your surgeon consultation. You can also actively reduce potential problems by adhering to the pre and post-operative instructions given to you by your surgeon.
More about breast implant risks
and silicone safety
There are 10,000 to 25,000 breast enlargements performed in the United Kingdom every year. The majority of implants used are silicone filled implants. The modern silicone breast implant was first manufactured in 1963. All implants have a similar design, an outer silicone elastomer shell, which can be smooth or textured. It can have other variations of size and shape. The shell is then filled either with silicone or with saline.
The choice of implant is particular to each patient’s needs. The modern silicone implant is filled with a cohesive type gel. This is a jelly like consistency, so the silicone does not leak when cut.
This type of implant is called a third-generation implant as it replaces two previous developments of implant design. This also includes a tougher outer silicone shell which allows much less silicone “bleed” or diffusion as well as being filled with a more viscous and cohesive gel. A cohesive gel minimises gel spread in the case of rupture of the implant.
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