United Kingdom Independent Expert Advisory Group IEAG There was no evidence of an increased risk of connective-tissue disease in patients who had undergone silicone-gel breast implant emplacement, and no cause for changing either breast implant practice or policy in the U. Institute of Medicine IOM  There was "insufficient evidence for an association of silicone gel- or saline-filled breast implants with defined connective tissue disease. There is no scientific evidence for the existence of silicone allergy, silicone poisoning, atypical silicone diseases or a new silicone disease. EQUAM continues to believe that there is no scientific evidence that silicone allergy, silicone intoxication, atypical disease or a 'new silicone disease' exists.
Description Breast augmentation is done by placing implants behind breast tissue or under the chest muscle. An implant is a sac filled with either sterile salt water saline or a material called silicone. The surgery is done at an outpatient surgery clinic or in a hospital. Most women receive general anesthesia for this surgery.
Numbness in the nipple Leakage or rupture of the implant To correct some of these complications, additional surgery may be required. The FDA notes that breast implants are not meant to last a lifetime, and the longer you have them, the more likely it is that you will need surgery to remove or replace them. Safety The FDA issued a safety update in and said silicone gel breast implants are reasonably safe when used as labeled.
What types of breast implants are available? Saline breast implants Saline breast implants are filled with sterile salt water. Should the implant shell leak, a saline implant will collapse and the saline will be absorbed and naturally expelled by the body.