Silicone breast Implants are done to give a desired boost to the shape and size of the breasts. Women with small, empty or sometimes even uneven or saggy breasts often choose this to get a more ideal body. With this surgery, silicone breast implants get placed with the goal being to improve the aesthetic of a women’s breasts. This popular surgery has been used for over 50 years, and implants have gone through various design iterations to try to improve safety. There have been various controversies and anyone having implants (or who has had them for some time but not had a check-up), should always see a specialist breast surgeon. But in the meantime, women wanting implants have to face various dilemmas. There is a lot of good information but similarly there are many sources of polarized or misinformed comments. Ever since the breast implant was introduced, there are many questions and myths about it. I always recommend that patients start their journey of discovery by looking at the MHRA or FDA web sites on breast implants, but even my own web site is full of good factual information, as I am a specialist in this area.
Ensuring your well-being is very important, and one should know both sides of a coin. Consulting your doctor is one of the part of surgery, but you really need to see a specialist to get the detailed information you need. They examine your body and give you the best advice. You can also ask your doctor the questions you have on your mind, including the ones you hear from the others. Here we have captured a few most often asked questions that patients have before going for Silicone Breast Implant in the UK.
Here, we have mentioned a few myths about silicone breast implants that may mislead you:
- People said after getting breast implants, women couldn’t breastfeed. This is actually not true. It is well recognized and has been seen many times, that women who have undergone a breast augmentation process before having children can breastfeed. But the insertions should not be done through the areola! And it is better to wait to complete your family or the shape of the breasts is likely to change from tissue stretch.
- Silicone breast implants are harmful to babies who breastfeed. This doesn’t seem right. It has been proven that the amount of silicone molecules in breast milk is insignificant, and so low as to be measured at the same level of environmental silicones, such as from a plastic bottle! There is therefore no robust evidence that it will harm babies.
- They have to be replaced after ten years. It is not factually correct. It can be 15-20 years or longer in cases. The rupture rate is thought to be about 10% by 10-years. So you should consider routine checkups with a silicone sequence MRI with your specialist and do this every 1-2 years after year 5 and certainly by year 10. You will sometimes get an indication that there is something wrong like size change, feeling of having an infection, pain, hardening, swelling and others; but many ruptures remain silent for some time and the silicone may spread elsewhere before you ever notice a symptom. If the follow up is done routinely and with MRI, it is much less likely that a severe complication will occur.
If surgery is not done accurately, it can pose a health risk for some women. Ideally, consulting a professional surgeon will keep you away from uncertainty. Philip Turton is a leading and UK-trained certified cosmetic surgeon practicing in Leeds Nuffield Hospital. He is a dedicated specialist in Breast Surgery. Philip Turton ensures a great level of patient satisfaction in the management of Silicone Breast implants in the UK. We use state-of-art techniques to deliver a highly pragmatic approach to patients and operate to the best standard of care. We have provided smiles to thousands of patients after they receive a desirable shape and size of their breasts. Connect with us for more information. Find out more about 3D Simulation or request a consultation directly from our website. We would be happy to serve you with quality service at a competitive price.