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what is the definition or description of: breast implants?

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Dr. Clark Schierle
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
Breast Implants: A prosthesis consisting of a gellike or fluid material in a flexible sac, implanted behind or in place of a female breast in reconstructive or cosmetic surgery.
Dr. Samuel Sohn
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Breast Augmentation: Breast implants are medical devices placed under the breast to augment the size, shape and projection of the breast. They come in saline or silicone formulations, and in general can be placed in patients above the age of 18 (saline), and 22 and older (silicone). They can be placed above or under the pectoral muscle, and through a variety of incisions.
Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Implants: Breast implants are devices that are used to enlarge and/or reconstruct the breast. The saline and silicone implants are used in the us to enhance the fullness of the breast. The first breast implant was released in the us in the early l960's.
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Inserted device: A breast implant is a medical device that is inserted into the breast and isgenerwlly intended for breast augmentation or reconstruction. Currently, the vast majority of implants are composed of an outer silicone elastomer envelope (balloon like structure) and filled with either salt water (saline) or silicone gel. They come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and surface textures and placed surgically.
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Breast Implant: A medical device that is used to augment the size of the breast by increasing the volume of the breast mound. Implants come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and textures and are surgically inserted either under the breast tissue or in a deeper plane under the muscle. The shell of the implant is made of a flexible silicone elastomer. The inside is filled with either silicone gel or saline fluid.

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