Silicone Comeback

In 2006, the Food and Drug Administration re-approved silicone for use in breast implants.

At one time, silicone had a horrible reputation for causing all sorts of medical and cosmetic issues especially when breast implants leaked, but their link to health issues like rheumatoid arthritis and autoimmune disorders were never definitively proven. Despite a lack of solid proof, silicone impacts underwent an overhaul anyway, in order to make things safer and more reassuring for women. Since the FDA issued a renewal of faith, the use of silicone has jumped 52%.

When it comes to these new breast implants, leaking is no longer a threat. Silicone’s new jelly-like consistency means it oozes rather than flows through the body like the old version. And doctors recommend women with silicone do MRIs every three years to check for possible ruptures.

Women seem to love the more natural look and feel of silicone, though the FDA continues to warn that silicone causes possible hardening of the skin around the implants, infections, ruptures of implants, and misshapen implants.

So Silicone Is Having a Major Comeback, as the title says!