History of Breast Augmentation

Published on May 7, 2010 by Brian Joseph

Women have had the urge to change the size of their breasts for decades. The history of breast implants dates back to the 1890s, when paraffin (a solid hydrocarbon mixture used to make candles) was injected into the female breast. This practice continued for about three decades, despite the many incidents of lumps and infection.

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The Introduction of Silicone Implants

In the 1960s, silicone was introduced into the breast implant procedure. Silicone was first used by Japanese prostitutes who injected the substance into their breasts to seduce American servicemen after World War II. Silicone revolutionized breast implants. The material not only looked natural, it also felt like your actual breast tissue.

Saline Implants

Several years later, saline implants were introduced. Filled with salt water, these implants did not look and feel as natural as silicone implants, but were still incredibly popular as they did not carry the same health concerns as silicone implants.

FDA Regulations

Because of health concerns associated with silicone absorption when an implant ruptured, the FDA banned the use of silicone implants in 1992. Finding no concrete evidence that silicone absorption caused health problems, the FDA re-approved them in 2006.

If you live in the Orlando, Florida area and are interested in how breast implants can enhance your appearance, please contact Orlando plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Joseph at Park Avenue Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation.

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