Are Silicone Breast Implants Dangerous?

Are Silicone Breast Implants Safe? Yes! And a fantastic way to achieve your cosmetic goals.

Silicone breast implants offer a look and feel that more closely resembles natural breast tissue – a factor that has helped them become an increasingly popular choice for breast enhancement. However, many people still wonder if this type of breast implant is safe.

Silicone breast implants have been in use since the 1960s, but came under fire for supposed risks in the 1980s. Following significant research, the FDA announced in 2006 that there was no conclusive link between silicone breast implants and disease – including certain types of cancer – and that this type of breast implant was safe for general use.

McLean breast surgeon Dr. Roberta Gartside cares deeply about the safety of our patients and takes steps to ensure every breast augmentation procedure is tailored to meet the specific needs of the individual. Are silicone breast implants dangerous? No. But this does not mean they are the best choice for every procedure. During your breast augmentation consultation at our McLean or Reston office, Dr. Gartside will listen to your desires, assess your frame, and help you determine which breast implants will best meet your needs.

To schedule your breast enhancement consultation with Dr. Gartside, please contact New Image Plastic Surgery Associates today.