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 »
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 »
My technician recently told me, just before sending me gliding through an MRI tube, that MRI scans were once an uncommon breast exam. He performed... Read more »
Q. What exactly happens during breast reconstruction surgery? A. There are two methods a surgeon may use to build an implant. First, he or she may... Read more »