Silicone Breast Implants Fort Worth
We are routinely asked about the safety of silicone breast implants by our Keller, Southlake and Fort Worth, Texas patients. In early 1992, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) placed a moratorium on the use of silicone breast implants until further investigation was performed to verify the safety of these devices. Over the next 15 years, large clinical trials were performed to address the FDA’s concerns. Many of the more serious concerns of silicone implants, such as causing collagen vascular diseases like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, were disproven. Other claims however had strong merit. Among these claims was that when these early liquid-filled silicone devices ruptured they could cause hardening of the breast and leaking into the tissues of the breast. These observations led to the conscience development and use of our current cohesive gel implants. These breast implants are filled with a silicone gel rather than liquid silicone to reduce migration. Finally, in November 2006, the FDA approved wider use of these silicone gel breast implants.
Specific inclusion and exclusion criteria were mandated by the FDA and these include that a prospective patient must also read an informed consent pamphlet and review concerns they may have with their physician.