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.
FDA Questions Studies of Breast Implant Safety A panel of expert advisors to the FDA has been asked to solve a mystery: What happened to thousands of women who enrolled in studies designed to evaluate rare complications that might arise years after they received silicone gel breast implants?
FDA: Silicone Breast Implants Don't Last a Lifetime A new report from the FDA shows that 20% of women who get silicone gel implants to increase the size of their breasts, and half of all women who get them for breast reconstruction, will have those implants removed within a decade, often because of complications like breast hardening or rupture.
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.
Breast Implants: Questions to Ask Your Doctor If you’re considering cosmetic breast implant surgery, it's important that you learn about the differences between implants, the procedure itself, recovery, and financial issues. Here are questions to ask the doctor.
Silicone Breast Implants: New Concerns One month after the FDA approved the return of silicone breast implants to the U.S. market, a European study is raising new concerns about their safety.
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.