Are Breast Implants Safe?

March 7, 2011: Authored by: Alpha Health Asia Staff

Yes. There are inherent risks with any surgery, but breast implants are considered safe based on the large number of breast implant surgeries that have been- and are being –performed, the regulation of the implants and extensive studies. In the United States alone, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported that over 355,000 breast augmentation surgeries were performed in 2008.

Breast implants have been studied and monitored extensively to ensure their safety, both short and long term. Breast implants are manufactured in a sterile setting, are regulated by the FDA and corresponding agencies worldwide. To ensure your safety, select a trained, skilled surgeon that uses state of the art surgical equipment and techniques.

Complications from surgeries using breast implants can occur and include: Capsular contracture, infection, fluid build up and implant leakage or rupture. Complications are listed as “rare” with most women not being affected.

To monitor the condition of a breast implant after it has been implanted, an MRI can be performed at any time to monitor the implant, ensure the implant is intact and all breast tissue appears healthy.

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