Making Breast Implants Surgery Even Safer
Breast augmentation surgery has been popular since the late 19th century A surgeon named Vincenz Czerny performed the earliest breast implant procedure in 1895 There is a long and exciting history behind the procedure It is common knowledge that implants are primarily made with saline or silicone... | Read More
Breast augmentation surgery has been popular since the late 19th century. A surgeon named Vincenz Czerny performed the earliest breast implant procedure in 1895. There is a long and exciting history behind the procedure.
It is common knowledge that implants are primarily made with saline or silicone. Silicone was first used in 1962. Some complications arose from early silicone implants due, primarily, to leakage. Modern silicone implants have been designed to resist leakage problems effectively and are deemed safe to use. Silicone was taken off the market at one time but has been approved for use again by the FDA in recent years. Research and development for safe implants is an ongoing process to the benefit of recipients everywhere.
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A Surgeon’s Perspective
We sat down with our very own, Dr. Patrick Hsu, and asked him what efforts have been made or are being made to make breast implants even safer. Dr. Hsu responded by telling us,
“That is a good question and one that is on the mind of the majority of my potential breast augmentation patients. And I can tell you — as I tell them — unequivocally, the procedure is safer today than it has ever been.”
We asked him to explain why this is so, and he told us,
“There are numerous factors that make the procedure safe and continually improved. One is, the experience that plastic surgeons gain because of the volume of procedures performed. Another is that medical science is dedicated to the health and well-being of patients. New techniques, tools, and products are made available and subject to stringent testing. These new developments help to streamline the surgery, reduce the possibility of complications, and shorten recovery time.”
Safety is of utmost importance
Since breast augmentation procedures are — as Dr. Hsu points out — quite popular, to the tune of several hundred thousand being performed every year all over the planet, it stands to reason that strides would be made to ensure the safety of the procedure, then for no other reason than to promote the surgery.
Statistics show that the majority of women who undergo surgery are delighted with the results. While issues do arrive, they often have more to do with external factors than with the implants or the procedure itself. Numerous studies show no correlation between implants and disease.
Benefits Outweigh the Risks
Clearly, despite the possibility of some complications, implants are safe. If you are considering having the surgery, it would be wise to do some research and find out as much as you can about the procedure, the implants, and their effects on your body and health. This will help you make an informed decision. With most patients reporting that they are happy with the results, it is evident that the benefits outweigh the risks.
*This blog is created and maintained for informational purposes only. The images present may not accurately reflect actual cases per individual. Individual cases are unique, and the descriptions and solutions will vary per patient.