In the United States, ‘saline’ and ‘silicone’ are the two common types of breast implants  available. In both types of implants, an outer shell made of silicone is used. So, the difference basically lies with regards to what is present inside the implants. While the inside of saline implants consists of sterile saltwater, the filling inside silicone implants is that of silicone gel.

History of Silicone Breast Implants

The concept of silicone breast implants first came into being in the year 1962. The concept of silicone breast implants gained  popularity during the 1980s. However this also brought into focus some of the risks associated with the cosmetic surgery. But studies  revealed that there was no concrete evidence that proved that silicone implants carried any risks for the patients.

In fact, after a thorough review research conducted in 2006, the FDA passed an approval to the sale of specific silicone breast implants which had earlier been restricted.

Safety of Breast Implants

Breast augmentation surgery is the process which makes use of breast implants or fat transfer to enhance the breast size among females or restore the size back to normal after pregnancy or drastic weight loss.

Careful studies of scientific nature conducted by different independent organizations such as Institute of Medicine reveal that there is no connection found between breast implant surgery and any systemic illnesses or autoimmune diseases.

Some important facts to understand with regards to breast implants include the following:

  • There is no guarantee that a breast implant surgery done once will last a lifetime. There might be a surgery required in the future for replacing either or both implants
  • The appearance of surgically treated breasts or breasts carrying implants may be impacted by factors such as weight reduction, pregnancy and menopause over a period of time
  • Breast augmentation surgery calls for routine check-ups of the health of your breasts and to examine the state of your breast implants

If you reside in Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach or CA and are looking for an experienced cosmetic surgeon to guide you with the breast augmentation process, you could contact Dr. Farbod Esmailian, who is an experienced surgeon in the field of breast augmentation, reconstruction and revision surgery.

His USP lies in delivering beautiful, yet natural appearing results for patients making their surgery experience a very positive and encouraging one. He uses a unique breast implants procedure termed as ‘Gummy Bear Breast Implants’.

Gummy Bear Breast Implants

For the layman, this implant procedure is approved by the FDA and is utilized in the breast augmentation surgery. Several women today opt for this kind of implant because the  results are  natural as compared to the conventional types of breast implants used earlier, namely saline-based or silicone gel implants.

In addition to this, Gummy bear breast implants have a firmer appearance and are safer. Also, there is no leakage of implants in case of ruptures. Silicone gel implants consists of fluid (silicone) which would obviously tend to leak out if there was a rupture leading to embarrassing situations.

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