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.
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.
Facts About Breast Implants and Health Insurance
WebMD explains which breast implant procedures are covered by insurance.
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?
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.