Posts Tagged ‘ Silicone ’

Incision Indecision – Which incision is best in Breast Augmentation?

Boy, have times changed in the incision decision department! When the FDA took the old silicone gels off the market in the 1990′s, we were forced into using nothing but saline implants for over 16 years. Saline implants come to the surgeon empty and are filled through a valve after they are placed (one of […]


4 Critical Clinical Decisions in Planning your Breast Augmentation

There is so much to consider when you first start researching breast implants it can get overwhelming very fast!  So don’t let it!  Knowledge is power – understand your options and choices going into your consultations!  Here’s a quick start guide to the four basic clinical decisions you will have to make with your plastic […]


Silicone Breast Implants – What You Need To Know

by Mark D. Epstein, M.D., F.A.C.S. On November 17, 2006, the FDA approved the use of silicone breast implants for breast augmentation and reconstruction. All breast implants have a solid silicone shell. Saline implants are filled with saline (salt water) and silicone implants are filled with silicone gel. Up until recently, only saline implants were […]

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