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The history of breast augmentation PART 1

When was the first Breast Augmentation?

Do you know that the first know breast augmentation was performed in the 1800’s. Back when a back lipoma was removed and placed into the same women’s breast?

Thankfully there has been an enormous amount of progress that has been made since then.

The first generation of breast implants, as we would understand them in the modern age, were made of silicone (by Dow Corning) and were actually teardrop shaped and had a little patch of Dacron that acted like Velcro to hold the implant in the right place to stop it from flipping and turning.

It was the second generation of implants that gained notoriety for rupture and led to the temporary removal of silicone implants from the world. During that time there was a temporary switch to saline based implants but then they also were found to have a huge amount of problems as well including capsular contracture and terrible rippling.

The science behind implants finally caught up and following that initial scare in the 1980’s.  Breast implants have now been studied more than any implantable device in the body (including hip replacements etc). As a result of this, silicone has been conclusively shown to be safe when used in the modern generation of implants and is not linked to breast cancer. We’ve now had another 3 more generations of breast implants improving safety and results with every generation.

So where are we now? What’s the latest cutting edge for breast augmentation?

Stay tune for PART 2

Enjoy the video below as Dr Alex Phoon talks about choosing the right implant for your Breast Augmentation

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