Breast implants have been used by an estimated 1-2 million women since the early I960s for breast augmentation for enhancing breast size and in fewer cases for reconstruction after a mastectomy. Breast implants are used to increase breast size and provide a pleasing esthetic result. Nearly all women who have breast implants notice a great improvement in self confidence. There are very few side effects and we have endeavoured to list these on the website. The procedure is relatively simple and safe.
What is a Breast Implant?
The most common types of breast implants consist of a silicone rubber shell filled with sterile saline (salt water) or Cohesive Gel Silicone. At this time, breast implants filled with silicone gel are only available on a limited basis in the United States. Saline-filled implants are available on an unrestricted basis from a licensed plastic or cosmetic surgeon. Saline is used to fill the implant because it is similar to the fluids in your body, and will be absorbed by your body should the implant leak or break.
Earlier implants were claimed to be responsible for illness but recent research shows that these claims were unfounded. In any case the newer implants are completely safe and monitored strictly by the FDA in the United States and TGA in Australia. In many respects current state of the art breast implants today are a viable way to enhance breast size and shape.
For more information about the use of silicone materials in breast implants and other medical devices, FDA and TGA Information For THIS CAN BE SEEN ON THIS WEBSITE AT THE FDA and TGA REPORT SECTION.
At Breast-Aug.com as we are located in Australia, Cohisive Gel Silicone Implants are officially approved for use, while in the United States they are available only in a restricted sense.