Silicone Implant Information
A More Natural Look with FDA Approved Silicone Implants
Plastic surgeons perform nearly 100, 000 breast augmentations each year. Thanks to recent advances in breast implant design, technology and surgical techniques, there has never been a better time to consider breast augmentation. Many women consider breast augmentation to enhance the size of their breasts, but others are more interested in obtaining a “lift” or filling up the loose skin which has resulted from pregnancy or breastfeeding. Breast augmentation is not the answer for everyone, but many women feel it has helped improve not only their appearance, but also their self confidence. Deciding if breast augmentation is right for you requires a thorough understanding of the procedure and recent advances.
FDA Approved Silicone Cohesive Implants are Now Available
Dr. Short was an active participant and main investigator in the FDA approved silicone study with both implant manufacturers, Mentor & Allergan formerly known as Inamed, with enrollment of over hundreds of patients for approximately 8 years. After extensive research and studies involving more than 120,000 patients across the United States, the FDA approved silicone gel implants in the United States in November, 2006. This is the MOST studied device in the history of the FDA. Dr. Short is committed to patient safety and patient education and is excited to be able to offer this choice.
Silicone gel implants are advantageous because they offer a softer feeling implant and a more natural appearance after surgery. Silicone implants decrease the risk of implant wrinkling; although they can wrinkle but less likely compared to saline breast implants. For patients whom have minimal breast tissue for good coverage of an implant, silicone implants offer a more natural “feel” and upper pole appearance compared to saline implants. Silicone implants offer a touch and feel resembling natural breast tissue. There was also no evidence to suggest patients whom have silicone breast implants develop diseases or conditions such as connective tissues such as arthritis or lupus; cancer; or neurological diseases more commonly than patients whom have no implants at all. These implants have been trusted by patients for 20 years.The Gillian Institute feels confident with the FDA that silicone implants are safe. And if she is asked, “As a plastic surgeon, which breast implant would you select for yourself or your breast friend or daughter or sister?” It would be Silicone Breast Implants without hesitation.
Silicone gel implants feature a unique cohesive silicone, not a liquid, allowing the substance to hold together uniformly, more like a solid. The physical property allows the silicone to remain intact even with such as an event as a rupture to the implant shell. The revolutionary technology offers patient a choice unlike any other. We are dedicated to provide you with the knowledge and information to make an educated decision for yourself. The selection process of silicone is a very personal choice and you should feel very comfortable with using the silicone implant. During the consultation process, our doctors will be able to indicate how strongly after evaluating your breast characteristics you would benefit from silicone implants in terms of a more natural feeling, natural looking, and less wrinkling breast result compared to saline implants.