Who invented silicone breast implants?

Answer Silicone breast implants were developed jointly by two University of Texas Plastic Surgeons, Thomas Cronin and Frank Gerow. They developed the first silicone breast implant in 1962. In 1997, a film... Read More »

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Where are Allergan silicone breast implants manufactured?

In 2009, Allergan Inc., a company that makes silicone breast implants, moved its manufacturing plants from Ireland to Costa Rica. Allergan is an American company that is also known for manufacturin... Read More »

How to Choose Between Silicone and Saline Breast Implants?

In 2010, breast augmentation plastic surgery was the most popular surgery in the United States. If you're a candidate for receiving breast implants, there are many decisions to be made. One of the ... Read More »

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When were breast implants invented?

Breast implants were invented and available on the market in the 1960s. In 1976, the Federal Drug Administration received authority to evaluate the safety of breast implants. Breast implants are us... Read More »