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Silicone Gel Implants: Part Two

Silicone Gel Implants – Part 2

Silicone gel-filled breast implants

In the last article, the use of saline breast implants was discussed. The first two generations of this type of breast augmentation implant were described in a bit more detail. In this article, the fourth and fifth generations of the silicone gel implant will be discussed.

In the 1980s, models of the Third and of the Fourth generations of breast implant devices were sequential advances in manufacturing technology, such as elastomer-coated shells that decreased gel-bleed, this is the filler leakage, and a thicker increased-cohesion filler gel.

Sociologically, the manufacturers of prosthetic breasts then designed and made anatomic models of the natural breast and shaped models of round and tapered, that realistically corresponded with the breast and body types of women. The tapered models of breast implant have a uniformly textured surface, which reduces the rotation of the prosthesis within the implant pocket. Round models of breast implant are available in smooth-surface- and textured-surface- types.

Since the mid-1990s, the Fifth generation of silicone-gel breast implant is made of a semi-solid gel that mostly eliminates the occurrences of filler leakage and of the migration of the silicone filler from the implant-pocket to elsewhere in the woman’s body.  Studies of this fifth generation report low incidence rates of capsular contracture and of device-shell rupture; and greater rates of improved medical-safety and technical-efficacy than that of early generation breast implant devices.  For more information about breast implants and breast augmentation, please clink on this link.

Click this link to go to read Silicon Breast Implants-Part 1.