FAQ About Breast Implants 

breast-implants-faqAlthough deciding to get a breast enhancement operation can be an exciting decision, women usually have a slew of questions about the breast implants, the surgery, and how their body will react to the foreign objects in their system. When you come to Dr. John Roach of the Bayside Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery near Tampa for breast implants, you can count on finding professional, expert attention from one of the most respected and trusted plastic surgeons in the Tampa Bay area. Dr. Roach will take the time to answer all of your questions before and after the breast enlargement operation so you are informed and at ease during the entire process.

In the meantime, here are a few questions women frequently ask about breast implants:

What are breast implants?

  • They are a silicone shell that is filled with either saline solution or silicone gel. Plastic surgeons take these implants and insert them under breast tissue or under chest muscle to create a fuller bust line. Saline implants are filled with a saltwater solution similar to natural fluid that makes up the entire human body, while silicone implants are filled with a cohesive silicone gel that holds safely together to form a natural looking breast.

Are silicone breast implants safe?

  • The FDA has determined that the implants Bayside uses are safe and effective to use, and they will continue to monitor the safety of these implants for the next 10 years. The Institute of Medicine conducted a study that states that there is no evidence silicone causes major diseases in the body.

How long do breast implants last?

  • These implants aren’t meant to last a lifetime. At some point, they will need to be replaced, although the timeline is different for every woman. Women will change their implants when there is an implant style change, when she wants a change in size, or if there is a complication with the implant.

How do breast implants affect a mammography?

  • Although you should undergo routine mammography screenings, your breast implants may make the process more difficult. The implants may interfere with finding any breast cancer during the screening, so it might be necessary to do further X-rays to provide you with a thorough check up. Be sure to tell your screener that you have breast implants.

Will my breasts appear natural?

  • Our goal is to create breasts that look soft and move naturally. For some women, though, breasts can appear firmer than their original breasts.

 Will I be able to breastfeed?

  • While many women are able to breastfeed normally after getting breast implants, some have reported issues. Typically this occurs to women whose surgeon inserted their implants via a periareolar incision. Be sure to let your surgeon know if you plan on becoming pregnant after your breast augmentation.

Whether you’re in Tampa, Trinity, Carrollwood, Westchase, Palm Harbor, or elsewhere in Florida, you can count on Dr. Roach to provide you with the expert care and attention you deserve. Contact us for more information about breast implants and our holistic approach to plastic surgery.