Breast augmentation with full-height anatomic saline implants - The pros and cons

Authors
Citation
Jb. Tebbetts, Breast augmentation with full-height anatomic saline implants - The pros and cons, CLIN PLAST, 28(3), 2001, pp. 567
Citations number
16
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Surgery
Journal title
CLINICS IN PLASTIC SURGERY
ISSN journal
0094-1298 → ACNP
Volume
28
Issue
3
Year of publication
2001
Database
ISI
SICI code
0094-1298(200107)28:3<567:BAWFAS>2.0.ZU;2-F
Abstract
Full-height, anatomic-shaped implants, one of the many implant options avai lable to patients worldwide, differ from other implant alternatives in thei r manufacturer-designated fill volumes relative to the mandrel volume of th e implant, distribution of filler within the implant shell when the implant is upright, filler dynamics with respect to implant shell collapse or fold ing, and implant-soft tissue dynamics. This article focuses on the advantag es and trade-offs as well as the specific tissue analysis and surgical tech nique requirements for optimal use of these devices. This author's 14-year experience with anatomic implants and 21-year experience using round implan ts provide a unique perspective for comparison and critique of issues relat ed to implant shape and implant fill.