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The Two Types of FDA Approved Implants

In the United States, people who are seeking breast implants should know that there are only two types of implants that are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These implants are comprised of either silicone gel or saline.

Before any material can be used for breast augmentation procedures in the country, it must be approved of by the FDA to protect the safety and well-being of plastic surgery patients. This is due to the fact that liquid silicone, a material used in breast augmentation procedures throughout the 1960s, actually leaked and led to many patients suffering from health disorders.

Now days, breast implants are much safer and when patients visit their surgeons, they'll get to choose between FDA approved silicone gel or saline. In order to decide which type of implant will work best, patients can consult with their surgeons about the pros and cons of each material. For example, if a patient wants an implant that is already filled, she may opt for a gel implant.

If you're wondering which type of implant is ideal for you, contact a Westlake Village breast augmentation surgeon from our office now to receive an initial consultation. Our staff will take the time to discuss your options with you and help you choose an implant that you are comfortable with.