Silicone Breast Implants 

Dr. Broadway places his patients’ safety and welfare above all else. Improvements in silicone breast implants have made them safe and virtually flawless and, therefore, a viable alternative to saline implants.

What improvements have been made?

In November of 2006, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved a new silicone breast implant design. Here are some features of the new implants:

  • They are filled with a thicker gel (high cohesive gel) instead of liquid, which maintains shape better.
  • They are manufactured with thicker outer shells than implants made prior to 1992.
  • They are more durable.
  • Leaks and ruptures are much less likely to occur than ever before.
  • There is much less need for replacement of the implants years after surgery is performed.

Silicone breast implant screening procedures have been improved over the years as well. It is important to understand that there are several types of daily use materials that also contain silicone, such as some soaps and body lotions.

It is important to understand that if traces of silicone are found in your body, it could be the result of another product you are using, not necessarily that one of your implants has begun to leak.

The new silicone breast implants that are manufactured today carry very low risk for developing any type of leak. There has also been no evidence of any connection between the newly manufactured silicone breast implants and any type of disease.

What are your choices?

Silicone breast implants will never eradicate the need for the option of saline-based implants. But, they do offer more options for women seeking breast augmentation surgery. Some of these options include:

  • They can be anatomically shaped or round.
  • They do not fold.
  • There are various sizes to choose from.
  • You have the option of choosing low profile, moderate profile or high profile implants based on your own personal preferences.
  • The new silicone implants look and feel more natural than their saline counterparts.