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Title: Imaging breast implant rupture : part 1
Authors: Vassallo, Pierre
Keywords: Breast implants -- Complications
Breast -- Radiography
Augmentation mammaplasty
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Medical Portals Ltd.
Citation: Vassallo, P. (2018). Imaging breast implant rupture : part 1. The Synapse : the Medical Professionals' Network, 17(1), 13-14.
Abstract: Breast augmentation is the most common form of cosmetic surgery performed today. Most procedures involve the insertion of silicone gel-filled prostheses, which are selected for size and contour based on the woman’s body habitus and preference. The first gel-filled breast implants were developed in the early 1960’s, however these suffered from high material failure rates and were initially thought to be linked to connective tissue disorders. Major redesigns and material improvements have lead to the development of 4th and 5th generation implants that have semi-solid silicone filler-gel and a strong silicone capsule. These new implants have the advantage of retaining their original shape and have a lower risk for rupture.
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