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Silicone Breast Implants

The Food and Drug Administration has determined through extensive data collection and clinical trials that silicone implants are safe. Independent studies have concluded that their is no association between silicone breast implants and cancer or connective tissue disease.

You can view the FDA news releases here:

Breast implants are basically of two types:

  • Silicone breast implants
  • Saline breast implants

Silicone breast implants are made of silicone pouch filled with a silicone gel , while saline breast implants are silicone pouches that are filled with saline solution. Both are available in Honolulu, Hawaii. Until the late 1980s silicone breast implants were the popular choice of both clients and surgeons every where also in Hawaii. However in 1992 they were banned by the FDA, not because the silicone breast implants were harmful, but until such time that enough research and study was done on to determine they were safe. Silicone breast implants that are available at Honolulu, Hawaii are in fact more natural in feel and touch as compared to their saline counter parts. The basic problem with silicone breast implants done anywhere in the world such as Honolulu, Hawaii, it seems was that if it leaked it may not be detected for months or years as unlike the saline implants where in a leak would clearly show in its deflation within 24 hours.

Types of Silicone Breast Implants available in Hawaii

The several types of silicone breast implants that are available in Honolulu, Hawaii. These differences are textured or smooth , then shape differences such as high profile , moderate profile and moderate plus. There is also some specialty implants which are primarily used for reconstruction from cancer surgery.In our office we can show you actual samples of these implants and explain in detail the differences.

Complications Linked to Silicone Breast Implants

  • Leakage in silicone breast implants is said to be difficult to detect and hence it follows that they may go untreated. If there are no issues arising from silicone leak then perhaps no treatment is needed. This will have to be determined with your plastic surgeon.
  • There have been some reports for conditions caused by liquid silicone breast implant leakage which may include fibromylagia, arthritis, chronic fatigue and lupus. These symptoms are seen to disappear after the removal of the silicone breast implants. Yet most of these reports were from the old liquid silicone implants that caused some controversy many years ago. Today with the new cohesive gel implants these reports are virtually non- existent.
  • While most women who have had silicone breast implants for years show no complication women are usually cautioned to keep a note of any loss of feeling, tingling or burning sensation in the breasts or change in breast shape and size. These can be reported to your plastic surgeon and decisions be made if anything should be done.

Cost of Silicone Breast Implant

The cost of a silicone breast implant is slightly higher than the saline implants. A silicone breast implant in Honolulu, Hawaii, would usually cost about $1000-$1500 above saline breast implants. And it is essential to understand that silicone breast implants anywhere in the world including Honolulu, Hawaii, will not only include the price of the implants but the services of a qualified cosmetic surgeon, anesthetist, pre and post operative care, etc.

Why use silicone breast implants ?

Silicone implants it is said to have a more natural feel, less chance of rippling and rupture. They do require a larger incision for placement. There are certain body types such as very thin woman which tend to show rippling more with saline implants.

We can go over the detailed differences and show you these differences at your consultation. There may be reasons why will advise you to use silicone after your examination.