The Evolution of the Breast Implant

Posted on November 17th, 2015 by Dr. William Franckle

In 1895, Dr. Vincenz Czerny performed what is considered to be the earliest chest enhancement. The surgery used emplacement autologous adipose tissue from the patient. Since that time, this procedure has evolved into the second most popular plastic surgery procedure in the world.

1st-Generation Silicone Implants

The first manufactured silicone breast implants, which were made from seamed rubber shells filled with silicone gel, were created by researchers at Dow Corning in 1961. They held a teardrop shape and were attached to living breast tissue to keep them in place. However, many of the women who received these implants complained that they were too firm and caused capsular contractures, or scar tissue that causes the breasts to harden.

2nd-Generation Silicone Implants

In the 1970s, researchers sought to improve the design of the silicone breast implant by thinning out the shell and injecting more liquid silicone into the encasement. Though they were successful in creating a softer implant, the new design ultimately failed at reducing the number of capsular contracture in users. In fact, further complications arose because the new design was susceptible to ruptures that lead to silicone leaks.

3rd-Generation Silicone Implants

Scientists retooled the implant shells to be thicker in order to prevent ruptures that occurred due to natural wear and tear. Unfortunately, these new models did not adhere to FDA standards, and silicone breast implants were banned from the United States for 14 years, though they were still approved for use in reconstruction and revision patients.

Modern Implants

Shortly after breast implants were found to have no link to disease, they were reapproved by the FDA. Researchers were able to improve upon previous designs to construct what is known as a “Gummy Bear” implant. The main difference between this model and the ones that came before it is that it is “form-stable,” meaning that the implant can keep its firm form while still being soft to touch.

With all of the amazing innovations that have taken place in the history of breast implants, it’s interesting to see how far they have come from their initial form over a century ago. If you would like to learn more about modern breast implant surgery, Dr. Franckle will be happy to meet with you for a free consultation.

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We know that you have many options when choosing a plastic surgeon. Dr. Franckle and his staff are dedicated to providing you with a caring and professional surgical experience. Time and time again our patients credit Dr. Franckle’s expertise and the kindness of our staff as the reason for choosing our practice. Dr. Franckle is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ASPS), the only board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties to certify surgeons in the practice of plastic surgery. Attention to detail, meticulous skill, and an artistic eye make Dr. Franckle an expert in such procedures as rhinoplasty (nose job), breast augmentation (breast implants), abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), facelift, and non-surgical treatments (Botox and injectable fillers).

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Our doctors will not talk you into a procedure that you do not want or are not ready for. It is vital to get all your questions and concerns on the table. You’ll share your medical history, describe any medications you’re taking, and discuss your objectives and expectations with the surgeon while he evaluates the region of your body you want to be treated.

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Body contouring procedures can help address a combination of upper and lower body areas based on each patients’ aesthetic goals. William Franckle, MD, FACS can help you find your inner confidence with a custom body contouring solution. Learn more about common procedures. overall health goals, and outcome expectations.⁠

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Gynecomastia is the medical term for enlarged breasts in men. Approximately 15 million males in the United States experience gynecomastia at any given time. It can be found in either one breast or both, and it can sometimes cause a noticeable imbalance in the size of the breasts. Though it is often a painless condition, men who suffer from it may experience feelings of embarrassment or shyness.⁠


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Body after Baby🤱🏼❗️⁠

Childbirth is a truly miraculous event, and you shouldn’t have to settle for a physique you find unsatisfying. With the Mommy Makeover, South Jersey and surrounding area moms can fight the physical effects of motherhood and shift their focus to the more magical elements of parenthood. ⁠

As with any invasive procedure, it is absolutely paramount that the patient be otherwise healthy before undergoing surgery. Dr. Franckle also advises that patients stop smoking prior to surgery to promote proper healing and recovery. It is also necessary to allow your body ample time to heal after childbirth before undergoing major surgery.⁠


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Fact: A facelift can reposition tissue and address the neck area in ways fillers cannot. However, fillers are excellent for adding lost facial volume and giving a boost to your skin. They’re a great short-term, nonsurgical way to fight the signs of aging. If you’re unsure about committing to a facelift, give facial fillers a try.⁠


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❗️Rhinoplasty results 👃🏻⁠


To see additional photos of our rhinoplasty patients, please schedule your personal consultation at the link in our bio.⁠



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William Franckle, MD, FACS offers advanced plastic surgery and non-surgical cosmetic treatments in New Jersey. All consultations and MedSpa services, including injectables, are held privately at our Voorhees clinic. Surgical procedures are performed at the Virtua Center for Surgery in Sewell under the care of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Franckle.

Contact our team today to learn more about our services and find the right one for you.

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