Are Breast Implants Safe?

By: Dr. Sean Kelishadi, M.D. FACS


Breast augmentation is an excellent option if you hope to enhance your breast size and shape. However, some patients are concerned about complications from breast implants, such as capsular contracture. At SSK Plastic Surgery, we frequently field questions about the safety and reliability of implants. Advanced medical technology and techniques offer patients beautiful results, and our staff is committed to explaining these options so you can choose the path that works for you.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi recognizes that successful plastic surgery requires a strong partnership with patients. Whether you are considering breast augmentation or another cosmetic procedure in Orange County, we have the training and skill to inspire your confidence. If you want to improve your quality of life through breast implant surgery, contact us in Newport Beach, CA for a private appointment. We also offer virtual consultations for your benefit.

Saline vs. silicone implants

The FDA has approved both saline-filled and silicone gel-filled breast implants for patients in Newport Beach, CA. Both types of implants have a silicone outer shell and vary in size and surface texture. Different shapes also produce many results based on your cosmetic goals. During your visit to our facility, we evaluate which implant will work best for your needs. Feel free to ask questions about our experience performing surgery and how your breast implant may affect your everyday life.

Are breast implants safe now?

Breast implants are medical devices placed under the breast tissue or chest muscle to increase breast size. Many women choose implants because they have naturally small tissue or had a mastectomy due to breast cancer. Other patients have experienced changes to their breasts as a result of pregnancy and nursing. So, are breast implants safe now? Of course, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration offers helpful resources so people can make smart decisions about breast implants.

The longer someone has implants, the greater the chances that they will develop complications from breast implants. When you sit down with a skilled physician, they can explain any potential problems you may experience as a result of surgery. While breast implant rupture and capsular contracture are possible, Dr. Kelishadi makes it a point to educate individuals about breast implant safety. Revision surgery can correct most issues and provide you with an aesthetic outcome once again.

Complications from breast implants

One of the most understandable concerns about breast implant safety is capsular contracture, a condition that results in distorted or painful breasts. Capsular contracture is usually the result of the hardening of the tissue surrounding the breast implant. SSK Plastic Surgery has created a plan to remove the affected implant and treat the issue during revision surgery. If you notice any unusual signs or symptoms as a result of breast augmentation, we ask that you report them right away.

Another potential safety issue for patients is breast implant rupture. Ruptures sometimes occur because of physical trauma or an aging implant. Although this does not pose any risk to your health, it may cause your breasts to appear deflated or asymmetrical. Before your augmentation, Dr. Kelishadi can give you instructions to carefully monitor your implants. We also recommend getting routine mammographies or other imaging services to detect a breast implant rupture in the future.

Learn about breast implant safety

Dr. Sean Kelishadi is a trusted, board-certified plastic surgeon with a highly respected practice in Newport Beach, CA. SSK Plastic Surgery is proud to have established ourselves based on personalized care and attention, along with a high level of training. If you want to find more resources about breast implant safety and common complications from breast implants, we encourage you to reach out for a visit. We believe breast implants are a wonderful and safe solution for women seeking a boost in confidence and shape.

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