Breast Implants–Current Insights on a Common Medical Device
Breast Implants are one of the most commonly utilized medical prostheses in surgical procedures performed today. The main use is in breast augmentation (enhancing the female breast) and breast reconstruction (recreation of the female breast). Many surgeons and physicians deal with a variety of breast problems ranging from pathology to cosmesis. Having a good understanding of the up-to-date information regarding breast implants is important to deal with questions or concerns from patients when they arise. This review article will highlight some important aspects concerning breast implants; and give a general overview about the manufacturing process and device characteristics, the current issues surrounding implants, and the scope of their use in breast surgery.