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Huntsville, Alabama Plastic Surgeon David L. Durst, MD Comments on Silicone Breast Implants after Nearly 3 Years on the Open Market
Date:7/28/2009

roval, there has been a progressive increase in the percentages of silicone implants utilized across the country, his own practice in particular. “It is in the 60-70% range. Most patients can see and feel the difference between the silicone and saline implants and are choosing what I believe to be the more natural option.”

Dr. Durst has even had quite a few of his Huntsville, Alabama breast augmentation patients convert their saline implants to silicone for a more natural look and feel. He says although all medical implants can carry some associated risks, extensive studies were performed over a number of years and that silicone implants were determined to be just as safe as saline implants, and they do not seem to cause any unusual medical diseases or cancer. “At this point, I think we can say that silicone implants are every bit as safe as saline implants and certainly as safe as almost all medical implants.”

Dr. Durst gives each person considering breast augmentation or breast reconstruction an extensive overview of the procedure at the patient’s initial consultation, providing them with silicone implants to hold and feel so they can compare them to saline implants. He also uses this time to describe the risks and benefits of both implants and address any concerns the patient may have. Dr. Durst says that, in general, his patients have been extremely satisfied with silicone implants. “Ultimately, I think that, long-term, the benefits of utilizing silicone implants will be confirmed in more and more patients, resulting in a more widespread use in the future.”

About David L. Durst, MD
Dr. David L. Durst is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and is a member of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He has been in private pract
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