Failure Properties of Leaf Valve Inflatable Saline Breast Implants

@article{Peters1997FailurePO,
  title={Failure Properties of Leaf Valve Inflatable Saline Breast Implants},
  author={Walter Peters},
  journal={Plastic Surgery},
  year={1997},
  volume={5},
  pages={241 - 245}
}
In 1963, Cronin and Gerow (1) introduced the Silastic (silicone gel, Dow Corning, Tennessee) breast implant, opening the new era of breast augmentation surgery. This original ‘Cronin’ implant was made of a thick gel contained in a thick, rigid, elastomeric envelope, which had a Dacron (Dupont, Delaware) backing on the posterior surface to anchor the implant to the chest wall to attempt to reduce ptosis. It was available in only a limited number of sizes. Many women who received these implants… CONTINUE READING

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