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 »
My name is Doug Haberstroh and this is the story of my wife Keri. Keri was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005. Keri was only 25 years... Read more »
Hey everyone! I wanted to tell you guys about my recent visit to a plastic surgeon to discuss my breast reconstruction. I had a... Read more »
Click on the link to read about how I chose saline breast implants after my double mastectomy at age 40. 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 »
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 »
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 »
When I opted to proceed with reconstruction after my bilateral mastectomy, I was unprepared for the number of steps to complete the lengthy... Read more »