Patients often ask about the safety of silicone breast implants. The short answer is YES, modern day silicone breast implants are very safe. Breast implants of today are not the ones that were pulled off the market by the FDA in the early 1990's. The modern silicone breast implant is made of substances naturally occuring in your body and also composed of materials that are used widely in the medical community in other devices as well.
Dr. John Corey discusses the history of the silicone breast implant. Well, kind of.