Safety (pt 3):
The third issue centers on the physical failure of the implant. This seems to be primarily from a physical defect in the implant, although there could be outside reasons for an implant to rupture. With saline implants, any rupture would result in the sterile saline solution quickly being released into the body, and absorbed, and ultimately discharged. There would also be a quite obvious deflation of the breast containing the ruptured implant. Silicone would more slowly leak into the body, but seems to be more contained in the cavity where the implant is positioned; although there has been cases, and concern, of silicone particles migrating to other parts of the body and causing health problems. The best, in the event of a rupture seems to be ‘gummies’. From several articles, and demonstration videos, these seem provide for the silicone to not leave the implant upon rupture. In fact, it appears that the silicone will retract back into the implant in the event any is expelled at the site of the rupture.
There are undoubtedly other safety issues related to breast implants, but these three seem to be the most predominant. So the bottom line is that, safety issues surrounding breast implants is something to be seriously discussed with your doctor and surgeon.