Newer breast implants could be safer for body

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A newly developed surface for silicone breast implants could greatly increase the chance that they are properly assimilated by the body without rejection. 

Silicone breast implant surgery is commonly employed in both breast cancer reconstruction and cosmetic breast enhancement, but approximately one fifth of individuals undergoing implantation experience complications related to their body resisting a foreign object (implant or implants).

Common complications include scar tissue formation around the implants and fluid retention (seroma). Capsular contracture, formation and later shrinking of scar tissue around the implant site, is a direct result of the body rejecting the implant material.

The surfaces of standard implants have fairly large features, which on the cellular level are too large to permit the patients cells to easily grow on and accept more easily. 

The researchers, associated with The University of Manchester, created a surface that more closely resembles the basal layer of skin and therefore allows a better growth surface for cells.

When tested, the new surface showed lower rejection rates than the standard implant surfaces currently available.

Dr. Ardeshir Bayat, leader of the study, has stated that additional work is required before the new surface can be put into active practice, but but that the smaller, rougher surface the team developed could aid in fostering proper cellular reaction and reducing common rejection-related implant complications.

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A newly developed surface for silicone breast implants could greatly increase the chance that they are properly assimilated by the body without rejection.
Scientists at The University of Manchester have created an enhanced surface for silicone breast implants which could reduce complications and make them less likely to be rejected by the body. In the US alone almost 400,000 cosmetic breast augmentations and reconstructions are carried out each year, and the number is growing.
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