Recently one of our implant manufacturers released the newest stats on their silicone breast implants. It’s very good news!
Deflation rates after a 6 year time period were very low, only 1.1% for breast augmentation patients. For the ladies with implants placed for reconstruction, the number for the same time period was only 3.8%.
In addition, the rates for scar capsule formation and subsequent hardening of the breast are very low as well. The capsular contracture rate was 9.8% for augmentation patients and 13.7% for reconstruction patients. While these numbers may seem high, the capsular contracture rate for previous versions of silicone gel implants was reported as high as 30% making todays implant a huge improvement.
Lee Corbett, MD
All posts on this blog are presented by Louisville, KY breast implant surgeon, Dr. Lee Corbett.