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The engineering of breast implants for both augmentation and reconstruction is centered on facilitating optimal aesthetic results pleasing to the patient, while minimizing both short- and long-term complications. Some of the key individual design elements that have been the primary focus over time have included gel cohesivity, shell thickness, shell surface, and implant gel fill. A review of these separate elements points to the potential benefits of increased focus on a combined overall performance perspective for engineering of new implants as exemplified in the recently introduced MemoryGel Xtra Breast Implants. Such an approach is expected to provide an improved and expanded range of options to facilitate obtaining desired aesthetic outcomes and long-term clinical performance.
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Name: Plastic and reconstructive surgery
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Application of principles and practices of engineering science to the transformation, design, and manufacture of substances on an industrial scale.
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