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Breast implant

A prosthesis used to alter the size, shape, and feel of a woman’s breasts for aesthetic enhancement.

Contributors in Breast implant

Breast implant

ptosis

Beauty; Breast implant

Sagging/drooping of the breast.

breast tissue atrophy

Beauty; Breast implant

Thinning and shrinking of the skin.

chest wall deformity

Beauty; Breast implant

When the chest wall or underlying rib cage appears deformed following removal of the implants and breast tissue.

rupture

Beauty; Breast implant

Hole or tear in the shell of the implant that allows for loss of the filler material from the shell.

subglandular

Beauty; Breast implant

When the implant is placed under and within the breast glands but on top of the chest muscles.

reconstruction

Beauty; Breast implant

Includes non-cosmetic uses such as post-mastectomy, a severe injury to the breast, a birth defect that affects the breast, or a medical condition causing a severe breast abnormality. Reconstruction ...

silicone

Beauty; Breast implant

Silicone is a man-made material that can be found in several forms such as oil, gel, or rubber (elastomer). The exact make-up of silicone will be different depending on its use.

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