Saline vs silicone implants - Saline breast implants and autoimmune disease

Saline Vs Silicone Implants          The two types of breast implants have different material and consistency. In the case of saline filled breast implant, a silicone shell is inserted and put in place and then filled with saline during the surgery. On the other hand, silicone implant comes with a silicone shell that is pre-filled with gel. More...

How Do You Know If Saline Implants Are Leaking ?

How Do You Know If Saline Implants Are Leaking

Breast augmentation is a common plastic surgery procedure that is performed by plastic surgeons all over the world. Women would like to look and feel better and breast augmentation is one procedure they choose to help them in their endeavor. Women seeking breast augmentation come from higher socio-economic status and are distressed about their appearance and have also experienced teasing. They also have low levels of self esteem compared to the general population.

Saline breast implants are made up of silicone elastomer shell filled with a sterile saline solution. There are variations in shell surface such as smooth or textured and also in volume, shell thickness, profile and shape. Most are filled with the saline solution at the time of surgery. More...

 

Are Silicone Breast Implants Safe For Breast Feeding ?

Are Silicone Breast Implants Safe For Breast Feeding

There is consensus in the medical community that the breast milk provides essential nutrition for the baby and also improves its immune response to infections. Breastfed babies are known to be less likely to have gastrointestinal disease, respiratory ailments, asthma, ear infections and allergies.

It can also provide protection against obesity and many other metabolic disorders. It is known to be beneficial to the mother also. It can help creating a psychological bond between the mother and the child and helps mothers to get back to their pre-pregnancy weight. More...

 

 

How Long Do Saline Implants Last ?

How Long Do Saline Implants Last

Two types of breast implants were available till 1992. Both silicone breast implant and saline implant were being used. Food and Drug Administration restricted the use of silicone gel filled implants in 1992. This was based on the concern that the silicone gel leaking into the body may be harmful and sufficient data was not available from the manufacturer’s regarding the safety aspects. Since then, saline-filled implant is the only breast augmentation procedure that is available. More...