Surprisingly, breast implants have been around in one form or another since the late 19th century. Throughout the early 20th century surgeons tried various types of breast implants from sponges and ground rubber to paraffin and glass balls. However, most were deemed ineffective or notoriously unsafe.
Breast implants, as we know them in the era of modern medicine, came into use in the early 1960s, including both saline and silicone breast implants. In 1962, a housewife in Texas became the first woman to receive silicone breast implants. In the subsequent 38 years, both saline and silicone breast implants have undergone numerous advances to become the safe, natural looking implants that we use today.
In 2006 the FDA re-approved silicone gel implants. Also known as the “gummy bear” implant because of its texture, this new breast implant technology provides a natural look and feel with years of safety research behind it.
To discuss which type of breast implant is right for you, speak with your Colorado breast enlargement surgeon, Dr. Nick Slenkovich, about the risks and benefits of each.
If you are interested in breast enlargement surgery in Colorado or have questions about breast enlargement implants in Colorado, please contact Dr. Nick Slenkovich at the Colorado Plastic Surgery Center today to schedule your consultation.