Customized silicone implants of the breast and chest

Elliott Lavey, David B. Apfelberg*, Harvey Lash, Morton R. Maser, Dorton R. Laub, Arun Gosain

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Abstract

Custom-fabricated silicone implants were used in 17 patients to reconstruct thoracic deformities associated with pectus excavatum, hypoplasia of the thorax, and radical mastectomy. The implants have been in place an average of 2½ years. Custom implants have been permanently removed in only two of these patients. These implants can provide accurate, complex contour restoration without creating donor defects. However, problems of extrusion, capsule formation, slippage, and infection requiring implant removal are characteristic of nonautogenous materials. Because these are foreign bodies, well-vascularized soft-tissue coverage is especially essential to retain these implants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)646-651
Number of pages6
JournalPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Volume69
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982

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Breast Implants
Silicones
Thorax
Funnel Chest
Radical Mastectomy
Foreign Bodies
Capsules
Tissue Donors
Infection

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Lavey, Elliott ; Apfelberg, David B. ; Lash, Harvey ; Maser, Morton R. ; Laub, Dorton R. ; Gosain, Arun. / Customized silicone implants of the breast and chest. In: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 1982 ; Vol. 69, No. 4. pp. 646-651.
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In: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Vol. 69, No. 4, 01.01.1982, p. 646-651.

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