One of the biggest breast augmentation deterrents we see our patients express is their fear that breast implants are unsafe. With all the buzz about breast implants causing detrimental health issues, we want to get to the nitty-gritty with what you can expect when getting breast implants. Let’s dive deep into what types of breast implants are out there and how they can affect your health.
Types of Breast Implants
Breast implants are broken down into two categories: silicone breast implants and saline breast implants. At Body By Leverett, we offer three breast implant options.
- Mentor MemoryGel® silicone breast implants. These breast implants are filled with a cohesive silicone gel that mimics the natural look and feel of the breast.
- Natrelle® silicone breast implants. Also dubbed the “gummy bear” implants, these breast implants are offered in a variety of different shapes to create a more natural-looking appearance.
- Saline breast implants. Filled with a sterile saltwater solution, saline breast implants are the more affordable breast implant option of the three.
What are the Negative Health Effects of Breast Implants?
There are a series of illnesses and complications that may arise when undergoing breast augmentation. The following have been associated with patients who have chosen to get breast implants.
- Breast implant rupture
- Capsular contracture (formation of scar tissue around the breast implant)
- Breast implant illness
- Anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL)
What are the Odds I am Affected By My Breast Implants?
Realistically, the chances you are affected by your breast augmentation are very slim. Hundreds of thousands of patients opt for breast implants every single year and do not report any adverse side effects. Complications like a rupture or capsular contracture are uncomfortable, but not severely life-threatening and can be fixed with a simple surgical procedure.
Anaplastic large cell lymphoma is a severely rare form of cancer that affects less than one percent of patients with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. We rarely, if ever, see our patients develop cancer as a result of breast augmentation.
Breast implant illness, although not a diagnosable condition, has been made popular in the media or having disruptive neurological side effects. If you are experiencing any negative side effects with your breast implants, we are more than happy to work with you to reach a conclusion and end your negative effects.
So, are Breast Implants Really Safe?
Yes, for the most part, breast implants are safe. When coming from a reputable manufacturer and placed in the body by a professional board-certified plastic surgeon, there is a very slim chance you will see any adverse side effects from your breast implants. Talk to Dr. Leverett about your concerns during your one-on-one consultation to learn more about your potential for a negative breast augmentation experience. He is dedicated to informing his patients so they can make the best decision for themselves and their bodies.
Contact us today to set up your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Leverett. Also, make sure to check out our breast augmentation before and after photo gallery so you can see your potential results.