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Who was the first to develop silicone breast implants?

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Dr. Clark Schierle
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
Breast Implant: Drs. Cronin & gerow in 1963.
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Dow Corning + Cronin: Dow corning corporation (no longer in existence) is attributed with producing the first widely available silicone breast implants as well as silicone for other medical devices under the clinical guidance of dr.S cronin and gerow in 1961. A loosely based entertaining story on the history starred david shwimmer and is called "breast men ".
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
50th anniversary: Drs. Cronin & gerow in 1961, working with dow corning developed the first (silicone) breast implant. First implantation in 1962. Story has it that the doctors got their idea from a bag of blood that felt like a breast. They got to work and now (50 years later) we have a very popular device for reconstruction and aesthetic surgery.
Dr. Matthew Schulman
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Drs. Cronin & Gerow: Dr. Cronin and gerow.

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Are silicone breast implants safe?

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Yes: Silicone breast implants are proven to be safe and effective, according to the fda.

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