If you are considering implants, it’s important to understand their safety and risks, including any connection they might have to cancer. If you are currently being treated for breast cancer and have a mastectomy scheduled, you might also want to learn more about the use of implants in reconstructive surgery.
The Safety of Breast Implants
For years, concerns and rumors about the safety of breast implants—particularly silicone implants—have continued to circulate. In the 1990s, silicone implants were even taken off the market due to concerns that they caused cancer and other health issues.
In 2006, after no links were found between these implants and cancer, the FDA approved silicone implants once again for women over the age of 22 for cosmetic breast augmentation and for women of all ages who need reconstructive surgery.
However, many potential patients still think that breast implants cause cancer, and it’s important for them to learn the facts so they can feel comfortable about moving forward. To learn even more about breast augmentation, take a look at our blog.