Interesting Facts About Breast Implants

Interesting Facts About Breast Implants

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Interesting Breast Implant Facts

Let’s talk about breast augmentation.

A breast augmentation is one of the most common types of cosmetic surgery in Fort Lauderdale, so you would think that the information surrounding it would be commonly known. Unfortunately, this is not the case. There are many misconceptions surrounding breast implants, especially when it comes to the safety and ease of the procedure, as well as the implants themselves.

If you’re considering a breast augmentation, whether it’s for medical reasons or for physical appearance, it’s important to know the facts. Knowing the facts about breast implants can help you better understand the process of the procedure and help you decide if this cosmetic procedure is right for you.

4 Little Known and Interesting Facts About Breast Implants


1. Silicone gel breast implants were not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) until November 2006.

Up until 1991, the FDA did not require that companies selling silicone breast implants prove that their implants were safe – by which point, over 1,000,000 women had undergone breast implant surgery. From 1992-2006, prior to approval, implants could only be used for reconstruction and replacement of existing implants.1

2. Bacteria can form.

Several reports have shown that fungi may be able to survive, colonize, and even cause infection in saline-filled devices.2 However, this complication is rare, and preventable.

3. There is no “better” kind of implant, incision, or placement.

Every medical decision regarding breast surgeries is made by a board-certified plastic surgeon to fit the uniqueness of the patient.

4. Breast augmentation can fix inverted nipples.

Using a surgical technique, a board-certified plastic surgeon can perform nipple and areola surgery to turn your nipple outward for an improved appearance during breast augmentation.

Breast implants can be the answer to improving your self-esteem and physique when the procedure is done by a skilled, board-certified plastic surgeon. It is important to know and understand the risks of breast implants. Before surgery, you should seek the medical help of a team who truly cares about their patients and knows how to minimize these risks as much as possible.

Dr. Zoran Potparic is a board-certified plastic surgeon who applies his years of global study and research, as well as more than 30 years of hands-on experience performing reconstructive and cosmetic surgery in Fort Lauderdale to bring harmony and balance to the face, breasts, and body.

If you are interested in a breast augmentation, or any other plastic surgery procedure in Fort Lauderdale, look no further than the office of Dr. Zoran Potparic. Let us make the body of your dreams into your reality. Call us at (954) 779-2777 to schedule your consultation.



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  1. FDA Update on the Safety of Silicone Gel-Filled Breast Implants
  2. US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health – Fungal growth inside saline-filled implants and the role of injection ports in fungal translocation: in vitro study.