Safety of Silicone Breast Implants

Have you wanted to get breast implants and were a little hesitant about silicone implants? Here’s a story about the F.D.A confirming the safety of silicone implants.

After two days of discussion and testimony about silicone breast implants, a top government health official said he had heard nothing to shake his faith in the safety of the widely used implants. The official, Dr. William Maisel, chief scientist for the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices, said silicone breast implants were safe.

There are risks to the implants, however, Dr. Maisel said, including ruptures, a hardening of the area around the implants, the need to remove the implants, scarring, pain, infection and asymmetry. “Women should feel assured that the F.D.A. continues to believe that currently marketed silicone breast implants are safe. If you are interested and want to come in and talk about a breast augmentation call the office at 214-823-1691.