Breast augmentation can bring you everything you currently wish for – gorgeous breasts and tons of men hungry for your beautiful curvy figure. Although a lot of women are aware that they won’t gain this gorgeousness without pain, they are still ready to pay high price to get a permanently perfect amount of cleavage. So are breast implants safe?
If we look at the low rates of severe side effects (infection, hematoma, capsular contracture, implant displacement etc.), it’s quite possible to say that breast augmentation is relatively safe. However, you should remember one important thing. Getting breast implants means going through surgery. Any surgical procedure poses risks, so does breast enhancement surgery.
As with any surgery, you will have to experience pain, bleeding, swelling, psychological consequences and other potential risks. There are two main types of implants – silicone and saline. There are also gummy bear breast implants which are a new generation of silicone implants. Scientists report that all breast implants are of the similar safety index.
Are saline breast implants safe?
Saline breast implants consist of a silicone outer shell and are filled with saline or sterile saltwater. Usually they are filled after they are inserted into your body. It gives you the possibility to have them adjusted in future. For example, if you want to increase their size, all you need to do is ask your surgeon, and he’ll do it for you without surgery. There is no such possibility with silicone breast implants.
But are saline breast implants safe? Just like silicone devices, saline implants rupture. However, it’s always much easier to tell if your breast implant has ruptured if it’s saline. The sooner you notice the signs of rupture and leakage, the sooner the surgeon will do something about it. So in this sense saline breast implants are safer than silicone ones.
Despite their advantages, saline implants may not be the best choice for you. One of their major drawbacks is that these breast implants ripple more often than silicone devices. Excessive implant rippling is usually visible and i.e. aesthetically unacceptable. A lot of surgeons recommend silicone gel filled implants to women who cannot tolerate the risk of rippling.
Are silicone breast implants safe?
Although silicone breast implants don’t leak, they rupture. What’s more, they are prone to ‘silent’ ruptures which show no symptoms at all. Silicone implants are associated with potential breast augmentation risks and complications any type of implants is related to. Silicone breast implants are the safest for you only if recommended individually by a good doctor.
Since all implants have their pros and cons, there is no way to tell which type is the safest. A good surgeon will recommend the best option only after a consultation and physical examination. According to recent research, there is no association between breast augmentation and serious health concerns. If you find a good surgeon and learn more about the procedure, you will go through it with maximum safety.