Did you know that more than 330,000 women in the United States had breast augmentation surgery in 2012? Fox News reports that these women who elected to have this surgery are not just actresses and models, but are regular women from young mothers to teachers.

Fox News goes on to report that about 30 percent of women who get breast implants are in their twenties and about 35 percent are women in their thirties. Those in their twenties are embarrassed by the size or unevenness of their breasts. Whereas those in their thirties are wanting to recapture their pre-pregnancy breast size and use breast implants to re-create it.

Whatever the reason, the goals of breast augmentation are similar. They want them to look more feminine, natural and proportional. These goals, among other questions, are discussed at the consultations with their plastic surgeon. One of the most discussed topics is the difference between saline and silicone gel implants. These two types of breast implants are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Dr. Mark Mandell-Brown of the Mandell-Brown Plastic Surgery Center goes on to discuss some of the most frequently asked questions by his patients.

Q. Is silicone safe? Absolutely! More studies have been performed on silicone implant than any other medical device. There is no increase in arthritis, cancer, etc.

Q. Do implants have to be replaced every 10 years? No. The chance of deflation with saline or silicone is only 10% in 10 years. So 90% chance implant is fine at ten years.

Q. Who was voted top doctor in Cincinnati and Dayton area two years in a row in 2013 and 2014? Dr. Mark Mandell-Brown

Always consult with your plastic surgeon when you are considering a breast augmentation procedure. He or she will help you in your decisions and provide you with all the information you need to know!