silicone implant

sil·i·cone im·plant

implant composed of silicone; common form of breast implant for augmentation.

silicone implant

An FDA class-3 medical device composed primarily of silicone or silicone gel, which is meant to augment or substitute a non-essential part of the body—e.g., gel and saline-filled breast implants, gel-filled chin prostheses, testicular implants, Angelchik reflux valves, penile implants.

silicone implant

An FDA class 3 medical device composed primarily of silicone or silicone gel–eg, gel and saline-filled breast implants, and gel-filled chin prostheses, testicular implants, Angelchik reflux valves, penile implants. See Breast implant, Human adjuvant disease, Medical device, Silicone.

silicone implant

injection of silicone gel e.g. into plantar tissues of a patient with fibrofatty pad atrophy) to reduce local pain and prevent hyperkeratosis formation; effective short-term technique
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Turbo spin echo T2 weighted images are also very useful in evaluation of the breast containing a silicone implant.
Preclinical testing has been conducted on the company's proprietary silicone implant coating made from spider silk.
Sientra is considered to be one of the most technologically advanced silicone implant provider on the market, which has resulted in their increased popularity amongst plastic surgeons and patients.
Mammography is quite poor at detecting silicone implant rupture while it's still intracapsular and therefore far more easily treated.
Parker, now 58, who lives in Arlington, VA, opted for a silicone implant.
BOFFINS have invented an amazing bra which increases the size of women's boobs without the need for risky silicone implant surgery.
They're More Affordable -- While the cost of a procedure can vary from patient to patient, each silicone implant is more expensive than the saline equivalent.
The silicone within an implant is thicker than saline, so if you have a silicone implant you may not know if and when it leaks.
But what has become more and more certain since the settlement was reached back in 1993 is that while both the judicial system and silicone implant recipients have been terribly abused, the villain isn't Dow Corning or any other implant maker.
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As surgeons' knives give way to lasers and ultrasound, so the silicone implant is being replaced - by vegetable oils and gels.
He noted elsewhere in the world, the silicone implant is used in 90 percent of breast augmentations.