Plastic Surgeon Comments on Breast Implant Safety

Dr. Daryl K. Hoffman, a plastic surgery specialist in the San Jose area, explains that breast implants are safer now than ever before. This news comes shortly after the recent United Kingdom NHS report on PIP implants.

Palo Alto, California (July 2012) – Breast implants are safer now than ever, says Dr. Daryl K. Hoffman, who practices plastic surgery near San Jose.

"The materials and techniques in use today are incredibly advanced," says Dr. Hoffman, a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in procedures such as breast augmentation. "San Jose and Palo Alto women sometimes express concerns about breast implants during their initial consultations with me. I want them to know that implant components have undergone extensive clinical testing and have long been deemed safe for the human body."

Dr. Hoffman's comments come in response to the recent report released by the United Kingdom's National Health Service (NHS) reassuring the public of the lack of toxicity associated with PIP breast implants, produced by the French Poly Implant Prosthese. The NHS report, which came at the heels of public concerns centering on the silicone contained in PIP implants, concluded that the materials in the implants are in fact non-toxic.

A Stanford-educated surgeon, Dr. Hoffman says he takes extra care to counsel his patients through the involved process of deciding on breast implants. "In the San Jose area, we have a highly educated and informed public that, despite the favorable outlook in local culture regarding this type of procedure, will naturally have questions and some doubts," he says. "Above all, I reassure my patients of my complete confidence in the implant materials available today."

Of the two most common fillers, silicone gel implants more closely duplicate a natural breast in both feel and look than do those containing saline solution, Dr. Hoffman says, adding that silicone implants remain intact even when their shell becomes compromised.

"Even so," he says, "just to be safe, women with silicone implants should make sure they follow the instructions of the FDA, the implant manufacturer, and their physicians for follow up screening and care."

To meet with Dr. Hoffman, a former presenter and instructor to the American Society of Breast Surgeons, you can request your consultationrequest your consultation online or call us at (650) 325-1118 (Palo Alto) or (408) 371-1118 (Campbell) to schedule an appointment.


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