Dallas Silicone Breast Implants | Silicone Breast Implants Dallas
Since 2006, after FDA approval was granted, patients in Dallas, Plano, Frisco and the surrounding Texas communities have had the ability to undergo breast augmentation with silicone breast implants. Although the popularity of silicone breast implants has grown steadily over the past eleven years, many patients seeking Dallas breast augmentation are reluctant to choose these over saline breast implants, citing safety concerns.
The Food and Drug Administration released an update on the safety of silicone breast implants in June 2011, reaffirming that silicone implants are generally safe and do not seem to cause autoimmune diseases, breast cancer, or reproductive problems.
Although silicone breast implants are safe, it is important that to know that saline breast implants and silicone breast implants are not lifetime devices. Silicone breast implants do have the potential to leak, and it is usually not possible for women to feel the rupture. The FDA is still standing by its recommendation that women getting silicone implants should have an MRI performed three years after the initial surgery, and then every two years thereafter.
The FDA has previously reported a very small, but possible, association between breast implants of all types and a rare type of cancer known as anaplastic large cell lymphoma. There have been a total of 34 such cases reported worldwide, compared to 5-10 million around the world with breast implants.
So, what is the bottom line? Silicone breast implants are safe. Every woman having breast implant surgery, whether it is with saline breast implants or silicone breast implants, should do so knowing that these implants are not designed to last an entire lifetime. Should you have any questions about Dallas breast augmentation with silicone breast implants or saline breast implants, do not hesitate to contact Dr. Jejurikar at 214-827-2814.