A breast implant is a prosthesis used in cosmetic surgery to enhance the size and shape of a woman's breasts (known as breast augmentation) or to reconstruct the breast (for example, after a mastectomy, or during male-to-female sex reassignment surgery). There are four types of breast implant: *Saline-filled, which have a silicone shell filled with sterile saline liquid. These implants are currently the only ones available in the United States.

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The Controversy Over Silicone-Gel Implants
... Over the past few years, much attention has been focused on the safety of silicone-gel-filled breast implants. Some women who have them have complained of chronic low-grade fever, fatigue and joint pa...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

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Options in Breast Surgery
... Breast surgery optionsBreast surgery typically can be divided into three general categories: augmentation, reduction and reconstruction. Breast augmentationBreast augmentation is performed to enhance ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

   

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