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How silicone implants differ

Thursday, April 14, 2016

By: Molly Soto


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What are the differences of silicone implants?

 

Silicone implants can have similar shells but have differences in the consistency of fluid inside the product. They can be filled with either saline, salt water or silicone.

 

There were some concerns in the 1980’s regarding the safety of silicone implants and any connection with immunological disorders. However, they have been deemed safe by the Food and Drug Administration. “These (implants) have been extensively studied since that time and the FDA ruled that there were no associations between breast cancer, immunological disorders or any kind of reproductive disorders,” said Dr. Elizabeth A. O’Connor, a BayCare Clinic plastic surgeon.

 

Watch this video as Dr. O’Connor discusses silicone implants further.

 

 

There are many reasons why a patient might choose one option over another. Call Plastic Surgery & Skin Specialists by BayCare Clinic at 920-288-8240 to schedule a free consultation. You can also request an appointment online.

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Elizabeth A. O’Connor, MD, received her medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit. She completed her residency in plastic surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Dr. O’Connor is fellowship trained in Aesthetic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery. Learn more about her here.

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