Breast Implants


There are many different types of breast implants on the market. There are silicone, saline, smooth breast implants, textured breast implants, round breast implants, anatomical breast implants. There are various "profiles", such as moderate profile, high profile, and low profile breast implants. You will want to familiarize yourself with the options available so that you can get an idea of what type of implant you want.


Latest Articles About Breast Implants
'Gummy Bear Implants': Advantages & Disadvantages of Cohesive Gel Breast Implants

Gummy Bear Breast Implants Information & Photos courtesy of Dr. Teitelbaum of Santa Monica, CA Cohesive (left) vs. standard gel - note how the cohesive does not collapse or fold. Though they have been used for ten years in Europe, the data from the US clinical trials has no ...

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Brazil Stops Use of Silimed Silicone Implants

Brazil halts the use of Silimed Silicone breast implants following a sweep of European bans just weeks earlier.

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Soya Oil / Trilucent Breast Implants

Soya Oil (aka Trilucent) Breast Implants have not been in use since 1999 after they were recalled by manufacturers. Below is information on the history and details of the implant type. Soy oil filled implants, also known as Trilucent breast implants, were conceived of by Dr. Leroy Young, and other ...

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Temporary Sizers

Below is a photo of a 475cc Mentor sizer, with the attached fill port. Sizers are disposable implants that some surgeons use during surgery in order to get the most accurate size for the patient. The sizer is placed in the patient, and filled with saline until the right "look" is achieved. The surge ...

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Silicone Breast Implant Studies

To see the latest updates from the FDA regarding Silicone implants, visit the FDA Website for Silicone Breast Implants. Studies Conducted by Implant Manufacturers The following studies, which are for informational purposes only, are closed, meaning that no new participants are being accepted. Bec ...

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Silicone Breast Implants -- Fact Sheet

Considering Silicone Breast Implants? On November 17, 2006, the FDA approved silicone gel implants. Now that the products have been determined to be safe and effective, the FDA will continue to monitor them by requiring each breast implant manufacturer to conduct a large post-approval study which w ...

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Saline Breast Implants -- Fact Sheet

Thinking About Saline Breast Implants? Saline implants are the most frequently used implants in the U.S. They vary in shell surface (i.e. smooth or textured), volume, shell thickness, profile, shape (round or anatomical), as well as expandable implants. Most saline implants are single lumen, and ar ...

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Overfilling & Underfilling Saline Breast Implants

Before your breast augmentation surgery, know the basics of filling breast implants. What are the implications of overfilling or underfilling your implants? Find out here. Overfilling Saline implants come in a wide range of sizes, and all of them have a minimum and maximum fill amount that is reco ...

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Hydrogel Breast Implants

Hydrogel breast implants are no longer available. They were banned due to reports of adverse effects such as infection, deformation, and capsular contracture. Hydrogel implants consisted of a silicone elastomer shell, like all other breast implants, and a hydrogel filler. Hydrogels are polymeric ma ...

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History & Rationale of Cohesive Silicone Gel Breast Implants

Gummy Bear Breast Implants Information & Photos courtesy of Dr. Teitelbaum of Santa Monica, CA On its side, this old Replicon implant shows an anatomic shape. The rationale of cohesive gel implants can best be understood by tracing the development of these implants. It all began wit ...

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