Polypropylene breast implants

Polypropylene breast implants

Polypropylene breast implants, also known as string breast implants, are a form of breast implant using polypropylene developed by Dr. Gerald W. Johnson. Due to a number of medical complications, the device has been banned in the European Union and United States.

The implants absorb bodily fluid and expand once inside the body, resulting in almost continuous breast growth after surgery. This eventually results in "extreme, almost cartoonish breast sizes." [cite web |url=http://health.howstuffworks.com/breast-implant3.htm |title=How Breast Implants Work |accessdate=2007-05-08 |format= |work=How Stuff Works ] String implants were only available for a very short time before being removed from the market by the FDA around 2001. [cite web |url=http://xsurgeries.com/breasts/stringimplantletter.htm |title=Letter from Dr Johnson in regard to String Implants dated February 2001 |accessdate=2007-09-15 |format= |work=ExtremeSurgeries.com ] Polypropylene implants have created the largest recorded increases in breast size due to surgical augmentation. They are rarely seen outside the adult entertainment industry.

Big-bust entertainers Chelsea Charms, Maxi Mounds, Kayla Kleevage and Minka are some of the best known recipients of polypropylene breast implants.

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