The most common reason patients prefer silicone is because silicone breast implants tend to feel more natural than saline breast implants.
Weston, FL (PRWEB) August 02, 2011
In the most recent study conducted by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), breast augmentation is highlighted as the most common procedure performed in 2010, with 62% of the procedures using silicone breast implants. At his plastic surgery practice, Dr. Robert Rothfield says when performing breast augmentation in Weston, FL, silicone implants are even more common. “In my practice the ratio is about 80% silicone breast implants and 20 % saline breast implants. The most common reason patients prefer silicone is because silicone breast implants tend to feel more natural than saline breast implants.”
While speculation regarding the long-term safety of silicone breast implants arose in the mid-90s, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration validated the overall safety and effectiveness of the implants after 14 years of extensive research. Dr. Rothfield adds that the latest generation of silicone implants are not only safe but are more reliable than the old generation of breast implants. He adds that the older implants were filled with a semi-liquid silicone, which was difficult to remove, and in some cases formed silicone granulomas (lumps and bumps). “The current generation of silicone implants are filled with a semi-solid cohesive silicone that is not subject to the same types of problems of leaking as was experienced with some of the old generation Implants.”
According to the same study from ASAPS, breast augmentation has been the most popular surgical cosmetic procedure for three consecutive years now. As the popularity of aesthetic enhancement—whether surgical or nonsurgical in nature—continues to grow in the U.S., Dr. Rothfield says he believes breast augmentation will remain one of the most popular forms of cosmetic enhancement because it is safe and has predictable results.
About Robert Rothfield, MD, FACS
Dr. Robert Rothfield earned his medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine. He then completed his general surgery residency at Western Pennsylvania Hospital, an otolaryngology residency at the University of Pittsburgh Eye and Ear Institute, and a plastic surgery residency at Baylor College of Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the Florida Medical Association.
Weston Plastic Surgery is located at 2300 N. Commerce Pkwy. Ste. 202 in Weston, FL 33326, and can be reached at (866) 417-6996, or found online at westonplasticsurgery.com or facebook.com/pages/Weston-Plastic-Surgery-Inc/134896541333.