A long-term study of outcomes, complications, and patient satisfaction with breast implants.

@article{Handel2006ALS,
  title={A long-term study of outcomes, complications, and patient satisfaction with breast implants.},
  author={Neal Handel and Tracy Cordray and Jaime Gutierrez and Jay Arthur Jensen},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={117 3},
  pages={757-67; discussion 768-72}
}
BACKGROUND Breast implants have been used worldwide for more than 40 years. Despite extensive clinical experience, there is continued concern about the safety of these devices. The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy, complication rates, frequency of reoperation, and degree of patient satisfaction with different types of implants. METHODS This is a consecutive, population-based study consisting of all patients receiving implants at a multidisciplinary breast center between 1979… CONTINUE READING
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