Silicone Breast Implants
Silicone gel implants have not been used in the U.S. since 1992. They were banned by the FDA because of reports that linked silicone with connective tissue diseases such as arthritis and lupus. Since the 1992 ban, conflicting studies have emerged on the safety of silicone implants. We advise that you educate yourself in detail before proceeding with silicone breast implants. We encourage you to check the latest breast implant news for more current information.
Or purchase the book, Silicone Survivors: Women's Experience With Breast Implants. Author Susan M. Zimmermann interviews forty women about perhaps one of the most sensitive issues of body image and health-their breasts, the chief attribute of femininity. In the aftermath of the early 1990's controversy over the use of silicone breast implants, how do women decide to undergo surgery to enhance or reconstruct their bodies? How did they face the possibility of debilitating autoimmune disease from rupturing or leaking implants?
External Silicone Breast Enhancers
Unlike silicone implants, silicone breast enhancers are worn externally in your bra or swimsuit where they mould to your breast and warm to your body temperature. They are made of a special silicone gel that looks, feels and moves like real breasts. Silicone breast enhancers are durable, waterproof and stay securely in place. There are no associated risks.
Another external silicone product is the silicone nipple. Silicone nipples are easy to attach to a breast form or directly to the skin. Ideally used by breast cancer survivors who have had surgically reconstructed breast. If you are looking for silicone nipples, we recommend Lady Grace's Amoena Silicone Nipples.