Polyurethane-covered mammary implants: a 12-year experience

C Gasperoni, Marzia Salgarello, G. Gargani

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Polyurethane-covered mammary implants are the implants of choice in aesthetic and reconstructive mammary surgery. These implants give very good results in regard to breast contour and consistency, and have a very low complication rate. We present our 12-year experience using polyurethane-covered prostheses. We place the implant mostly in the subglandular or subcutaneous site, and their capsular contracture rate is extremely low (3.3%). Based on our experience, we also review the other complications and side effects occurring with polyurethane prostheses and discuss them in detail.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)303-308
Numero di pagine6
RivistaAnnals of Plastic Surgery
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 1992


  • Breast
  • Breast Diseases
  • Contracture
  • Equipment Design
  • Equipment Failure
  • Female
  • Hematoma
  • Humans
  • Mammaplasty
  • Mastectomy
  • Mastectomy, Subcutaneous
  • Polyurethanes
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Prostheses and Implants
  • Silicone Elastomers
  • Surface Properties
  • Surgical Wound Infection


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