Breast implants can give you a fuller, more shapely bustline. Choose from silicon or saline, either of which can be placed above or below the chest muscle. Find more information about types of implants, safety and risks, and more.
How Can Breast Implants Affect Your Life? Breast augmentation -- breast implant surgery -- is the top cosmetic surgery procedure performed today. Studies have shown that breast implants may help boost self-esteem, body image, and sexual satisfaction. But some women may expect too much after their implants -- and feel seriously let down.
Saline Implants: FDA Hearing Silicone implants became the centerpiece of a legal and medical firestorm, culminating last November in a massive $3.2 billion settlement against the nation's leading maker of silicone implants, Dow Corning Corp.
Implant Risks The guidelines that identify 26 separate risks issued by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) to doctors who are preparing informed consent forms for women considering breast implant surgery.
Are Saline Implants Safe? The government has recommended that two types of saline implants be allowed to stay on the market, so long as women are told about the risks. But what does 'informed consent' really mean?
Slideshow: Cosmetic Surgery See before and after pictures of popular cosmetic surgery procedures, including liposuction, tummy tuck, breast implants, rhinoplasty, neck lift, and more.
Cosmetic Surgery and Procedures-Topic Overview What are cosmetic surgery and procedures?Cosmetic surgery and procedures are techniques that change, restore, or enhance your appearance. Some cosmetic procedures, such as removing wrinkles at "Botox parties, " have become very popular. There are many reasons for changing or enhancing your looks. Suffering from burns or other trauma, being born with a birth defect, or wanting to "improve" parts of