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Saline vs. Silicone: New Twist on an Old Debate

February 25, 2020

The Myths Surrounding Silicone Implants The popular perception is that silicone breast implants are always a better choice than those filled with saline. The foundation of this belief is twofold: that silicone implants feel better and look better than saline implants. While the former assertion is true in many cases, the latter is not. Both...  read more

FDA Alert

April 2, 2019

New FDA Alert on Breast Implants Due in part to recent social media pressure the FDA has once again called into question the safety of breast implants. The FDA enforced a twelve year moratorium (1994 to 2006) on the use of silicone implants to investigate an alleged association with rare connective tissue disorders. There was...  read more

Are Breast Implants Associated with Cancer?

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March 31, 2017

First, some background. Breast implants are available in both round and tear drop shapes and each type can have either a smooth or rough (textured) outer surface (Figure 1). The material inside the implant, either saline water or silicone gel, have both been proven safe after decades of investigation and are not in question. However,...  read more

When to Leave Your Breast Implants Alone

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August 20, 2014

The vast majority of women have successful breast augmentation surgery and are pleased with their results for decades. However some women are tempted to have a second procedure to make a good result even better. In other instances a problem may exist or develops over time that warrants additional surgery. An important goal is to...  read more

Shaped vs. Round Breast Implants

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March 11, 2014

What are shaped breast implants? Shaped breast implants, also known as anatomic or tear-drop implants, have an asymmetric shape with a round base that tapers to a thin top (Figure 1). They are designed to mimic the natural downward slope of the upper breast while providing sufficient volume in their lower portion to enlarge it....  read more

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