TWS0011 Breast augmentation with an implant has been a popular surgical procedure since the 1960's. Although the procedure has excellent outcomes and high patient satisfaction scores, all silicone implants are associated with complications, particularly capsular contraction, rupture and displacement.
However, what happens at a histological level when a breast implant is inserted?
In this excellent presentation, Prof James Frame discusses the histological findings of samples of breast implant capsules ranging from 1 to 17 years post implantation, with a selection of smooth and textured silicone and polyuerthane surface implants. A must-see presentation for any surgeon who carries out breast augmentation or is considering starting this practice.