Implants are used to augment breasts (make larger).
The “technical definition of a breast implant”: A breast implant is a sac (implant shell) made of silicone elastomer filled with either silicone gel or saline, which is surgically implanted under your breast tissue or under your breast muscle.
But now, after reviewing years of research concerning silicone-filled breast implants, the FDA approved the use of the new silicone implant filled with "memory gel", also called "cohesive gel" in breast augmentation. Dr. Merkel almost always uses this “next generation” of silicone implants that deliver a “natural feel” that closely resembles natural breast tissue and also offers unparalled safety, as the implant is very durable. He also offers a choice of “adjustable fill” saline implants, which can be adjusted after surgery to get just the right size for patients. Dr. Merkel will determine, with you, which implant will be the best choice for your augmentation. The "memory gel" is his favorite.
www.LoveYourLook.com has a wealth of information concerning breast
augmentation, including before and after photos. Take a look!
Www.surgery.org is another sight with information regarding breast augmentation and most other plastic surgery procedures.
www.plasticsurgery.org also offers information on most plastic surgery procedures.