Breast Implants (Breast Augmentation) Directory
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.
Picture of breast anatomy; In breast enlargement surgery,the doctor makes the breasts larger by putting an implant under the breast tissue or under the chest muscle. An implant is a soft silicone shell filled with silicone gel or a saline (saltwater) solution. Your doctor makes a cut (incision) in the bottom crease of the breast,the armpit,or along the lower edge of the nipple and the areola (the colored area around ...
Are Implants Really Unsafe?
More and more women aren't waiting for the answer. While record numbers of women are getting saline breast implants, more women than ever are also having theirs removed. The FDA takes a closer look.
Breast Implants: Types, Cost, Problems, and Recovery
WebMD explains breast augmentation, including the pros and cons of saline and silicone implants, cost of surgery, potential problems and complications, and recovery time.
Breast Implant Safety
Whether you get saline or silicone gel breast implants, there are risks. WebMD tells you what you need to know if you're considering this cosmetic surgery.
During surgery to enlarge the breasts, (augmentation mammoplasty), an implant is placed under the breast tissue or under the chest muscle beneath the breast.
Facts About Breast Implants and Health Insurance
WebMD explains which breast implant procedures are covered by insurance.
Breast Implants: Questions to Ask Your Doctor
If you’re considering cosmetic breast implant surgery, here are 40 key questions to ask the doctor beforehand.
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.
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?