While they get a lot of airtime for having harsh effects on the body, today’s silicone implants are safer than ever. They are able to provide you with the shape and feel that you may want in your implants, and help provide you with a better over-all look. Should you be wondering about silicone implants and if they are right for you, here are some things to keep in mind.
The Silicone Implant
- Silicone Implants are also encased by a silicone outer shell. They come pre-filled in specific CC amounts with a thick silicone-based fluid. These can be placed in women who are older than 22 for breast augmentation.
- Risk factors for getting silicone implants are the same as saline implants, capsular contracture, pain, infection, nipple sensation changes, breast sensation changes, implant leaks, and implant ruptures.
- A ruptured silicone implant is not as noticeable, as the silicone is trapped in the capsule of fibrous tissue that is going to be around the implant. Silicone that leaks can cause breast pain and some breast shape changes. You will need removal of the implant via a surgical procedure.
Things to Keep in Mind About Silicone Implants:
- You may be required, or strongly suggested, to have MRI scans done on routine basis. Every two to three years is a good idea to check for rupture.
- They will make your routine mammograms a bit more involved than before. There are additional views that will need to be done when you have implants.
- Breast implants are not going to keep your breasts from sagging. Nature makes breast tissue sag and if you already have sagging breasts, implants will not help this. You will need a breast lift to correct sagging.
Your surgeon is going to provide you with all the answers you need to your breast augmentation questions. Ask everything that is on your mind, including risks and complications. They may allow for computer simulations so that you can see what you’d look like with different sizes of implants, so that you can choose ones that you’ll be happy with post-surgery. Have a complete and open conversation with your plastic surgeon should you be considering silicone implants.Tweet