JANIGA MDs

Plastic Surgery & Cosmetic Center

Silicon Gel Breast Implants: 50 Years and Going Strong

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Silicon Gel Breast Implants: 50 Years and Going Strong

Silicone Gel Breast Implants Continue to be a Popular Choice for Breast Augmentation

Despite questions and controversy about silicon gel breast implants in the years between 1992 and 2006, the resulting research and technological improvements have insured that silicon implants are still the most common implants in use. Breast augmentation was the most popular cosmetic surgery for women in 2011, with 316,848 breast augmentations performed, and 69% of those procedures used silicone implants – according to statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).

Breast augmentation has allowed women to regain a positive body-image after a full or partial mastectomy for the past half century, and it has also given women who might suffer from negative body connotations the opportunity to bring their figure better into line with the silhouette and contours they desire. The positive emotional impact that can have on a woman’s self-esteem is immeasurable.

Silicone Gel Breast Implants Offer Excellent Results for Breast Augmentation

In March of 2012 the FDA approved a third addition to the silicon gel implants that are available for augmentation or reconstructive surgery. The latest implant technology has produced silicone gel implants in a variety of form-stable anatomical shapes and sizes. Recent articles in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery journals suggest that these new implants “may produce better, more natural outcomes for patients compared to round, smooth implants.”

Breast Augmentation in a State-of-the-art facility for Residents of Reno, Sparks, Lake Tahoe, and the Surrounding Areas of the Truckee Meadows

Janiga MDs offers a facility designed specifically with our patients’ comfort and safety in mind. You can take a virtual tour here. These past 50 years have seen advancements both in surgical techniques and the overall “before, during and after” surgery regimens you can expect, if you’re opting to have implants of any kind.

We would like to invite you to contact us right now, so we can schedule a complimentary, personal consultation with Dr. Timothy Janiga, who is one of the most technically gifted plastic surgeons in Northern Nevada. He will answer your questions and you can browse before and after pictures in the comfort of our beautiful facility. And please remember to LIKE our Facebook Fan Page!