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Breast implants

Breast implants

Last Reviewed : 12/24/2020
Breast implants

A breast implant is a prosthesis used to change the size, shape, and contour of a woman’s breast. In reconstructive plastic surgery, breast implants can be placed to restore a natural looking breast mound for post–mastectomy breast reconstruction patients or to correct congenital defects and deformities of the chest wall. They are also used cosmetically to enhance or enlarge the appearance of the breast through breast augmentation surgery.

There are three general types of breast implant devices, defined by their filler material: saline solution, silicone gel, and composite filler. The saline implant has an elastomer silicone shell filled with sterile saline solution during surgery; the silicone implant has an elastomer silicone shell pre-filled with viscous silicone gel; and the alternative composition implants featured miscellaneous fillers, such as soy oil, polypropylene string, etc. Composite implants are typically not recommended for use anymore and, in fact, their use is banned in the United States and Europe due to associated health risks and complications.

In surgical practice, for the reconstruction of a breast, the tissue expander device is a temporary breast prosthesis used to form and establish an implant pocket for the future permanent breast implant. For the correction of male breast defects and deformities, the pectoral implant is the breast prosthesis used for the reconstruction and the aesthetic repair of a man’s chest wall (see: gynecomastia and mastopexy).

 

We researched this topic for you and found the following best online resources. They are categorized into basic, advanced, and research level based on the extent of information you need. You will be taken to the respective websites by pressing on the links below.

 

Basic information:

http://www.webmd.com/beauty/breast-implants/cosmetic-procedures-breast-augmentation breast implants

https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/breast-augmentation.html?sub=types+of+breast+implants types of breast implants

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/cosmetic-treatments-guide/pages/breast-enlargement.aspx breast enlargement (implants)

http://www.webmd.com/beauty/breast-implants/cosmetic-procedures-breast-augmentation web md breast augmentation

http://www.smartbeautyguide.com/procedures/breast/breast-augmentation smart guide breast augmentation

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/breast-implants/pages/introduction.aspx nhs uk breast implants

https://www.harleymedical.co.uk/cosmetic-surgery-for-women/breast-surgery/breast-enlargement?about-breast-enlargement-surgery the harley medical group breast enlargement & augmentation

https://plasticsurgeons.com.au/breast-augmentation/ cosmetic surgeon for women breast augmentation

http://baaps.org.uk/procedures/breast-augmentation british associationof asthetic plastic surgeons breast augmentation

http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/womens-health/in-depth/breast-implants/art-20045957 breast implants: saline vs. Silicone

http://www.spirehealthcare.com/cosmetic-surgery/our-treatments/breast-enlargement/ breast enlargement

http://www.theprivateclinic.co.uk/treatments/plastic-surgery/breast-augmentation-implants the private clinic of harley street breast implants

https://www.pennmedicine.org/for-patients-and-visitors/find-a-program-or-service/plastic-surgery/cosmetic-procedures/breast-treatment-and-procedures/breast-augmentation penn medicine breast augmentation

http://www.kirbyplasticsurgery.com/procedures/breast/breast-augmentation/ kirby plastic surgery breast augmentation

http://my.clevelandclinic.org/cosmetic-plastic-surgery/procedures/breast/breast-augmentation cleveland clinic breast augmentation

http://www.bupa.co.uk/health-information/directory/b/breast-augmentation bupa breast augmentation

http://www.drvitenas.com/breast-augmentation.html dr vitenas breast augmentation houston, tx

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/presentations/100205_1.htm medline plus breast augmentation

https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/breast-implants-and-your-health better health breast implants and your health

 

Advanced information:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/263567.php medical news today breast augmentation

http://www.cosmeticsurg.net/procedures/breast-augmentation/ cosmetic surgbreast augmentation (breast implants)

http://www.dbreath.com/documents/guidetobreastaugmentation-knoxville.pdf a girlfriend’s guide to breast augmentation

http://www.fda.gov/medicaldevices/productsandmedicalprocedures/implantsandprosthetics/breastimplants/ucm064106.htmus food and drug administration risks of breast implants

https://www.lipsg.com/breast/augmentation-new-york-nyc/ long island plastic surgical group breast augmentation

http://www.drlinder.com/breast-augmentation.htm dr linder breast augmentation

http://www.bitarinstitute.com/breast-augmentation/ bitar cosmetic surgery institute breast augmentation northern virginia – fairfax va and manassas va breast augmentation

http://westcountyplasticsurgeons.wustl.edu/surgery/breast-surgery/cosmetic-breast-surgery/breast-augmentation west county plastic surgeons breast augmentation in st. Louis breast augmentation

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1273275-overview medscape submuscular breast augmentation

http://www.medicinenet.com/breast_augmentation/article.htm medicine net breast augmentation

 

Research:

http://www.hindawi.com/journals/psi/2016/6584810/ plastic surgery international
volume 2016 (2016), article id 6584810, 8 pages http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/6584810

Research article:does the use of intraoperative breast sizers increase complication rates in primary breast augmentation? A retrospective analysis of 416 consecutive cases in a single institution by lee seng khoo et al,

Viana gp, okano fm. Superficial thrombophlebitis (mondor's disease) after breast augmentation surgery. Indian j plast surg [serial online] 2008 [cited 2016 may 20];41:219-21. Available from: http://www.ijps.org/text.asp?2008/41/2/219/44940

http://journals.lww.com/prsgo/fulltext/2013/10000/article.2.aspx plastic and reconstructive surgery - global open:october 2013 - volume 1 - issue 7 - p e55 doi: 10.1097/gox.0b013e3182aa8760 original articles: revisiting triple antibiotic irrigation of breast implant pockets: a placebo-controlled single practice cohort study by drinane et al.,

http://journals.lww.com/prsgo/fulltext/2013/12000/article.1.aspx plastic and reconstructive surgery - global open: december 2013 - volume 1 - issue 9 - p e89 doi: 10.1097/gox.0000000000000034 original articles: comparison of vertical and inverted-t mammaplasties using photographic measurements swanson, eric md

http://journals.lww.com/prsgo/fulltext/2014/12000/article.11.aspx plastic and reconstructive surgery - global open:december 2014 - volume 2 - issue 12 - p e282 doi: 10.1097/gox.0000000000000253 case reports: medial and lateral pectoral nerve block with liposomal bupivacaine for the management of postsurgical pain after submuscular breast augmentation by leiman et al.,

http://www.e-aps.org/synapse/data/pdfdata/2023aps/aps-39-448.pdf augmentation mammaplasty using implants:a review by susumu takayanagi et al., pissn: 2234-6163 • eissn: 2234-6171 • http://dx.doi.org/10.5999/aps.2012.39.5.448 • arch plast surg 2012;39:448-451

http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cris/2013/808624/ case reports in surgery
volume 2013 (2013), article id 808624, 2 pages http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/808624 case report:gossypiboma after breast augmentation by kira lundin et al.,

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/s2210261215003041 case report:management of complication after breast augmentation with methacrylate by roberto grella et al., international journal of surgery case reports volume 15, 2015, pages 17–20 doi:10.1016/j.ijscr.2015.06.038

http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cria/2015/593282/ case reports in anesthesiology
volume 2015 (2015), article id 593282, 3 pages http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/593282 case report:paravertebral block combined with sedation for a myasthenic patient undergoing breast augmentation by betul kozanhan et al.,

Cai j, zhou y. Application of "cd-4" theory for determining the width of implant in breast augmentation. Chin med j [serial online] 2015 [cited 2016 may 20];128:489-92. Available from: http://www.cmj.org/text.asp?2015/128/4/489/151095

Senthilkumaran s, balamurugan n, menezes rg, thirumalaikolundusubramanian p. Bilateral pneumothorax following breast augmentation: beware and be aware. Indian j plast surg [serial online] 2012 [cited 2016 may 20];45:579-80. Available from: http://www.ijps.org/text.asp?2012/45/3/579/105986

http://bmcmedresmethodol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-2288-10-7 comparison of techniques for handling missing covariate data within prognostic modelling studies: a simulation study by andrea marshall et al., bmc medical research methodologybmc series ¿ open, inclusive and trusted201010:7 doi: 10.1186/1471-2288-10-7

http://jmedicalcasereports.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1752-1947-2-277 capsular synovial metaplasia mimicking silicone leak of a breast prosthesis: a case report by sarah krishnanandan et al., journal of medical case reports20082:277 doi: 10.1186/1752-1947-2-277

http://www.ijps.org/article.asp?issn=0970-0358;year=2008;volume=41;issue=3;spage=41;epage=47;aulast=ramachandran ramachandran k. Breast augmentation. Indian j plast surg [serial online] 2008 [cited 2016 may 20];41, suppl s1:41-7. Available from: http://www.ijps.org/text.asp?2008/41/3/41/43599

 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7v5kirammfs saline vs silicone breast implants

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiu0xwbi1ou the pros and cons of breast implants

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdo7onvbzds breast implants overview - breast augmentation - saline vs silicone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1n961bcyok saline and silicone breast implants - demonstrating the difference

 

Presentations/quiz/newspaper articles:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3677858/breast-implants-linked-cancer-french-watchdog-gives-firms-year-act-face-blanket-ban.html alert as breast implants are linked with cancer: french watchdog gives firms a year to act - or face blanket ban
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