Silicone Breast Implants
Silicone Breast Implants Dallas
Breast implants have been used for breast augmentation for more than forty years. Silicone gel-filled implants generally look and feel more softer than saline breast implants and, in many cases, are considered superior. Silicone breast implants were removed from the market by the FDA in 1992 and saline-filled implants became an accepted alternative to silicone. After careful study, silicone implants were re-approved by the FDA for use in 2006 and are now available to women throughout the United States.
Breast implants come in a variety of shape and sizes. They vary in shell surface finish (smooth or textured), volume/size, shell thickness, profile and shape (round or anatomical).
Currenrly, the FDA approves silicone gel breast implants manufactured by Mentor Cororation and and Allergan for women aged 22 and over who seek breast augmentation or breast reconstructive surgery.
A second type of silicone gel implants are still awaiting approval and are under clinical trials. These implants are sometimes called “gummy bear” implants because of the cohesive nature of the “solid-liquid” or form-stable implant. These form-stable implants have the purpose of making a longer lasting implant that maintains a more attractive and predictable shape. As such, the the gel is less liquid-like and more solid-like than even today’s other cohesive silicone gel implants. These promise to be leak-free, have a more natural look and feel, maintain a more natural shape, and fewer instances of capsular contracture (scar tissue build up).
Dr. Jejurikar will be happy to consult with you to provide additional information and guidance to help you decide which solution best fits your wishes and your individual situation. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Jejurikar, please contact our office directly at 214.827.2814.