Clinicopathologic correlations in pseudocapsule formation after breast augmentation
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In 2,000 patients who underwent augmentation mammoplasties with different types of prostheses, the thickness of the pseudocapsules around gel-filled implants was greater than that of the pseudocapsules forming around inflatable implants. This observation was corroborated by an independent histologic study. Deposition of liquid silicone into the pseudocapsules as well as the adjacent brest tissue and migration into capillaries was demonstrated. Until an impermeable shell or a non-transgressive gel can be manufactured, gel-filled implants should not be used.
Key wordsBreast augmentation Pseudocapsule formation Gel-filled implants Inflatable implants Liquid silicone
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