silicone implant

sil·i·cone im·plant

implant composed of silicone; common form of breast implant for augmentation.
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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.
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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.
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The most common complication after reconstruction or augmentation with silicone implant is the formation of constrictive fibrous capsules around the implant.
Of these studies, the articles titled "Role of Helicobacter Pylori in Rosacea" by Emiroglu et al., "The Comparison between the Risk Factors for Candidemia and Bacteremia in a Tertiary Intensive Care Unit" by Durdu et al., and "Our Results of Augmentation Mentoplasty with Silicone Implant" by Celik et al.
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.
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.
implants in 1992, but the agency allowed continued general use of saline-filled implants (consisting of a silicone envelope with a saline filling), (Silicone-gel-filled implants continued to be available to some women through reconstructive surgery and clinical trials.) Manufacturers and plastic surgeons are trying to get silicone-gel-filled implants approved for general use as well, and the FDA just sent 'approvable' letters to two silicone implant manufacturers; silicone gel-filled implants are likely to return to the market and soon be widely available.
Parker, now 58, who lives in Arlington, VA, opted for a silicone implant.
The oft-told silicone implant story includes the downfall of now-Coming, Inc., a multibillion-dollar global company, which, many claim, was driven to bankruptcy because of faulty lawsuits and a tort system gone awry.