Textured-surface saline-filled silicone breast implants for augmentation mammaplasty

Citation
Sl. Spear et al., Textured-surface saline-filled silicone breast implants for augmentation mammaplasty, PLAS R SURG, 105(4), 2000, pp. 1542-1552
Citations number
42
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Surgery,"Medical Research Diagnosis & Treatment
Journal title
PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY
ISSN journal
0032-1052 → ACNP
Volume
105
Issue
4
Year of publication
2000
Pages
1542 - 1552
Database
ISI
SICI code
0032-1052(200004)105:4<1542:TSSBIF>2.0.ZU;2-P
Abstract
The earliest silicone breast implants were smooth-surface. silicone rubber devices filled with either silicone gel or saline. Because of persistent pr oblems with capsular contracture, polyurethane-covered silicone implants we re developed as an alternative. Particularly in the short run, these altern atives proved highly successful at reducing the incidence of capsular contr acture. By 1990, polyurethane-covered implants were rapidly becoming the pr eferred implant choice of many plastic surgeons, but for legal, regulatory, financial, and safety reasons they were withdrawn from the market by Brist ol-Myers in 1991. Meanwhile, during the late 1980s, surface texturing and i mproved materials became available on other silicone breast implants and ex panders. Most studies suggest that textured-surface silicone gel-filled imp lants, saline-filled implants, and tissue expanders have less frequent caps ular contracture than their smooth-surface counterparts.