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dc.contributor.editorDarby, Alexisen_US
dc.creatorZheng, Margaret
dc.date2020-01-13en_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-13T19:22:44Z
dc.date.available2020-01-13T19:22:44Z
dc.date.created2020-01-13
dc.identifier.urihttps://hpsrepository.asu.edu/handle/10776/13145
dc.description.abstractIn the 1960s, two plastic surgeons from the United States, Thomas Dillon Cronin and Frank Judson Gerow, collaborated with the Dow Corning Corporation, which specialized in silicone products, to create the first silicone breast implant. Surgeons used the implant, named the Cronin-Gerow implant, to improve the look of a woman’s breasts, by correcting for asymmetry, augmenting the size, or creating a more uplifted profile. Surgeons began widely using the breast implant almost immediately after it reached the US market in 1964, and breast augmentation quickly became one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the country. The creation of a silicone breast implant not only established a new branch of cosmetic surgery, but it also enabled women with breast cancer to receive reconstructions to improve their aesthetic appearance after cancer treatment and removal of the cancerous breast tissues.en_US
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dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectTechnologyen_US
dc.subject.lcshBreast implantsen_US
dc.subject.lcshBreast implants--Law and legislationen_US
dc.subject.lcshBreast implants--Complicationsen_US
dc.subject.lcshProducts liability--Breast implantsen_US
dc.subject.lcshInstitute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on the Safety of Silicone Breast Implantsen_US
dc.subject.lcshSilicone industryen_US
dc.subject.lcshDow Corning Corporationen_US
dc.subject.lcshCronin, Thomas D. (Thomas Dillon), 1906-en_US
dc.subject.lcshAugmentation mammaplastyen_US
dc.subject.meshBreast Prosthesisen_US
dc.subject.meshInternal Implantsen_US
dc.subject.meshBreast Implantationen_US
dc.subject.meshBreast Prosthesis Implantationen_US
dc.subject.meshMammaplastyen_US
dc.subject.meshBreast Reconstructionen_US
dc.titleThe Development of Silicone Breast Implants for Use in Breast Augmentation Surgeries in the United Statesen_US
dc.title.alternativeBreast implantsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
dc.subject.embryoTechnologiesen_US
dc.subject.embryoProcessesen_US
dc.subject.tagBreast augmentationen_US
dc.subject.tagBreast implantsen_US
dc.subject.tagSiliconeen_US
dc.subject.tagMammaplastyen_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US


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