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Breast implants are medical devices that are implanted under the breast tissue or under the chest muscle to increase augment breast size or to rebuild reconstruct breast tissue after mastectomy or other damage to the breast. They are also used in revision surgeries, which correct or improve the result of an original surgery. There are two types of breast implants approved for sale in the United States: saline-filled and silicone gel-filled.
According to the FDA, about million women worldwide have breast implants. This market is growing at a relatively slow pace in developing countries. However, the market in Asia is expected to witness an increase in its market shares. View the Latest Market Research.
Wonder about the differences between saline and silicone breast implants? The risks of breast implants? What happens if an implant ruptures?
Silicone is a polymer that has a wide range of uses in personal care products and surgical implants. It can be found in liquid, gel, or rubber-like solid forms. Learn about its advantages and its use in breast implants.
Saline-filled breast implants contain a silicone outer shell filled with a sterile saltwater saline solution. Some are pre-filled and others are filled during the implant operation. Saline-filled implants come in different sizes and have either smooth or textured shells.
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The following is a list of local complications and adverse outcomes that occur in at least 1 percent of breast implant patients at any time. You may need non-surgical treatments or additional surgeries to treat any of these, and you should discuss any complication and necessary treatment with your doctor. These complications are listed alphabetically, not in order of how often they occur. A complete list of complications, as well as information on rates for those complications can be found in the patient labeling for the approved breast implants, Labeling for Approved Breast Implants.