There are many women who are not satisfied with their natural curves and wish to enhance their breasts. Silicone implants are one of the most popular ways to enlarge your breasts. Before you decide to undergo this surgery, you should know the benefits and potential risks of this type of implant.

The silicone implant hit the market during 1962. They are the most popular type of implant because they give your breasts a more natural feel. Since the implant is crafted from silicone gel, it is so soft to the touch that it feels like your own natural breast tissue.

It is made with a mixture of medium-molecular-weight oxygen, carbon and hydrogen and includes three outer layers, known as the shell, and filled with the silicone gel.


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There are a couple of risks involved with silicone breast implants. One is the extrusion of the implant, which happens when your body rejects the implant and tries to push it out of your skin. If this happens, you need to have it removed immediately.

Women can also suffer from loss of sensitivity around their nipple area, but this is usually temporary. About five percent of women that receive breast implants will develop a capsular contracture, which is a condition where the scar tissue squeezes and contracts the implant, which causes the breast to appear deformed, and can lead to rupturing. This also requires immediate removal of the implant.

Other risks include reactions to anesthesia during surgery and infection. It is also important to remember that you need to get your implants replaced every 10 years or so.



A lot of women are worried if they will be able to breastfeed their babies after getting silicone implants. If the surgery incision does not interfere with the milk ducts, then the implants should not affect your ability to breastfeed.


Contact Our Breast Enhancement Offices in New York

If you are considering getting a breast augmentation, then you should call our breast implant offices in NYC or Long Island to set up an initial consultation.

The Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Team is committed to offering the best plastic surgery for moms and other procedures in the area. We will work closely with you to educate you fully about the procedure.

*This page does not communicate the full list of complete risks and potential complications from this surgery. To receive a list of post-op risks & complications, please contact our office.