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Histologic, Molecular, and Clinical Evaluation of Explanted Breast Prostheses, Capsules, and Acellular Dermal Matrices for Bacteria Print

Louis Poppler, MD; Justin Cohen, MD, MS; Utku Can Dolen, MD; Andrew E. Schriefer, BA; Marissa M. Tenenbaum, MD; Corey Deeken, PhD; Richard A. Chole, MD, PhD; and Terence M. Myckatyn, MD, FRCSC, FACS

Aesthetic Surgery Journal  2015, Vol 35(6) 653–668

Background: Subclinical infections, manifest as biofilms, are considered an important cause of capsular contracture. Acellular dermal matrices (ADMs) are frequently used in revision surgery to prevent recurrent capsular contractures.

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A prospective, multi-site investigation of patient satisfaction and psychosocial status following cosmetic surgery Print

David B. Sarwer,MD, Lauren M. Gibbons,MD, Leanne Magee,MD, James L. Baker,MD, Laurie A. Casas,MD, Paul M. Glat,MD, Alan H. Gold,MD, Mark L. Jewell,MD, Don LaRossa,MD, Foad Nahai,MD, V. Leroy Young, MD
Aesthetic Surgery Journal
May 2005 (Vol. 25, Issue 3, Pages 263-269)


Although several studies have investigated patient satisfaction and changes in body image following aesthetic plastic surgery, few have investigated more specific dimensions of body image, including dysphoric emotions that occur in specific social situations or body image quality of life. In addition, few studies have investigated changes in body image that may occur in concert with changes in more general areas of psychosocial functioning, such as depressive symptoms and self-esteem.

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Ultimate Strength Properties of Control and Explanted Silastic O and Silastic I Silicone Gel-filled Breast Implant Shells Print
Harold J. Brandon, Kenneth L. Jerina, Clarence J. Wolf, V.Leroy Young
Aesthetic Surgery Journal
September 1999 (Vol. 19, Issue 5, Pages 381-387)


The effect of in vivo implantation on breast implants is important to both physicians and patients, but little information about the in vivo aging process of silicone gel-filled breast implants has appeared in the literature. The effects of the in vivo aging process could affect the durability of breast implants.

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