Breast implants are pads of silicone or saline encased in a rubber-like shell. They look like nipple-less falsies and are surgically implanted generally under the pectoralis muscle (located under the breast).
Silicone Gel-filled Implants
In 1992, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) called an immediate halt to silicone breast enlargement. The moratorium did not apply to breast implants that are filled with salt water (saline). This halt resulted from evidence that the devices had been known to...
The F.D.A.’s recent approval of silicone breast implants for both cosmetic purposes in women 22 and older, and for all women facing... Read more »
Chemo-BrainFinally, some scientific proof about a condition that many women experience after breast cancer treatment, and note to each... Read more »
A thoughtful column in the Washington Post this week makes a good point: that the public and the media may be too quick to jump on... Read more »
At last! The long process is over, and you have a brand new breast.You may choose to leave it at that. But most women, for cosmetic... Read more »
Q. I also have to decide on silicone vs. saline. I’d heard silicone gives a better result, but wasn’t it banned or something? What’s up with... Read more »
Q. I’ve heard there are lots of different choices for reconstruction. Can you summarize the basics? A. Sure. They boil down to two main choices,... Read more »