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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Distinguishing a saline implant from a silicone implant on a mammogram can be accomplished by two relatively typical characteristics.
The patient underwent explantation ofboth implants with bilateral capsulectomies and silicone implant exchange with AlloDerm placement.
The implant features a polymer stiffening ring within the silicone implant body to further secure the magnet housing.
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.
The Hospital Group's Aisling Holly revealed: "The operation sees a silicone implant inserted under the chin to give a stronger, more defined jawline.
The woman, from Rhondda Cynon Taf, found a lump in her breast earlier this year and was told that her silicone implant had ruptured.
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.
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Most of the safety and efficacy data came from an ongoing trial started in 1999 that includes more than 940 silicone implant recipients who will be evaluated annually for 10 years.
Macroplastique is an injectable solid silicone implant administered in a minimally-invasive, outpatient procedure for the treatment of SUI, male incontinence due to prostate surgery, and vesicoureteral reflux, a condition occurring mostly in children that refers to the back-flow of urine from the bladder to the kidney(s).