Breast implants are very safe medical devices, and this is not just my opinion or opinions of plastic surgeons. There are multiple, multiple studies asking this question. All the research shows that both saline and silicone gel implants are very safe medical devices. They will not increase your risk for breast cancer, or any cancer. They will not delay the diagnosis of breast cancer, and they will not increase your risk for any systemic illness whatsoever. So, implants are very safe medical devices, as proven by multiple, multiple studies.

But, as medical devices as you know, no medical device lasts forever, so there's some potential problems that can occur with implants. Implants can rupture. There's always a very small, fortunately rare chance of infection, and there's a small chance of scar tissue forming around your implant. The good news is that none of these implant related problems will jeopardize your health, and usually does not require any emergency surgery and can be electively fixed with a fairly short, straightforward outpatient surgery.

So the good news is implants are very safe medical devices, but the bottom line is as medical devices, they won't last forever, and in your lifetime you will likely need some form of revision surgery to correct your implants.

Are Saline and Silicone Implants Safe?

Doctor Bob Basu discusses how both Silicone and Saline Implants have been proven to be safe in the body.