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Breast Augmentation – Do Women Prefer Round or Shaped Implants?
Date:4/13/2013

Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) April 13, 2013

Many people question whether there is a true difference between shaped breast implants and round implants. Currently only the round gel implants are approved for general public use. Cohesive anatomically shaped breast implants are not approved in the United States, though trials for the latter are being conducted. A study published in the March 2013 volume of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery examined patients who underwent breast augmentation, approximately half with round implants and half with anatomically shaped implants. The study confirmed that patients had no difference in overall satisfaction between round and shaped implants (Go to: Go to goo.gl/KWnm3).

“I’m somewhat surprised at the results,” says Dr. Ourian, Medical Director of Epione Beverly Hills. “I would have anticipated that anatomically shaped implants would prove more popular.”

Over the years silicone breast implants have changed in shape, thickness, and construction. The first generation lasted about eight years, and the second generation was thinner and rounder, leading to a more natural feel. After several reports of rupture and gel leakage into the body, a third generation of implants was created in 1982. The fourth generation of silicone breast implants offers a low-leakage shell and more cohesive silicone gel. A fifth generation is rounder and offers less rippling with a more "breast-like" look.

The study, conducted by researchers from the University of British Columbia
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