For many women, the thought of “silicone” material for breast implants uncomfortably evokes a terrifying history. After meticulous scientific research, debate, and investigational FDA panels, no relationship between silicone breast implants and autoimmune diseases or cancer was found. Therefore, on November 11, 2007, the FDA approved Allergan and Mentor to resume sale of silicone breast implants for cosmetic and reconstructive use in the United States.

Today’s new generation of silicone breast implants are far more superior and safe. Since this information was released in 2007, the public’s confidence in silicone breast augmentation surgery has been restored. At present, primary breast augmentation remains the most commonly performed cosmetic surgery procedure. Today, more cosmetic breast surgeons are recommending silicone gel implants over saline implants.

Dr. Michael Thornton feels silicone breast implants have a more natural look and feel and women are more satisfied with their appearance.

“Because of its rebirth in 2007, many women are now beginning to show a new found confidence and happiness in receiving silicone implants. Silicone breast implants will remain a leading cosmetic surgery trend for 2014 and beyond.” — Dr. Michael Thornton

Cosmetic surgery consultations for clients from Mansfield, Arlington, or the Fort Worth area for breast augmentation are complimentary at Mansfield Cosmetic Surgery Center.  For more information about silicone gel implants or to make an appointment, please call us at 817-477-9000.