The decision to pursue breast implants can have a dramatic impact on your life. If you are considering breast implants, it is important to understand the facts before making your decision.

There are two main types of breast implants available, silicone and saline. While both products work in a similar fashion, they do have some distinctive differences. In particular, silicone is often preferred at our Las Vegas plastic surgery practice and in general, because it produces a more natural feeling result. However, appearance is only one issue. You also want to know any possible complications.

The good news is that silicone breast implants are extremely safe. All medical procedures have some risks involved, but silicone breast implants have earned an unfair reputation. These implants were first used in the 1960s, but they were associated with various problems during their heyday in the 1980s. Some reports suggested that silicone implants were associated with immunological disorders. As a consequence, the FDA restricted access to silicone breast implants as a precaution, allowing access only in special cases.

However, after 14 years of research was conducted, the FDA reversed its stance and concluded that there was no connection between silicone implants and any medical risks. Because of this, silicone implants were again widely available starting in 2006. Long term studies have shown that there are no negative immunological effects, and silicone implants are not associated with breast cancer.

Ultimately, silicone implants provide excellent results with minimal risks. If you are considering breast implants, be sure to consult your doctor to make the best choice for your body.