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Breast implants are medical devices that are implanted under the breast tissue or under the chest muscle to increase augment breast size or to rebuild reconstruct breast tissue after mastectomy or other damage to the breast. They are also used in revision surgeries, which correct or improve the result of an original surgery. There are two types of breast implants approved for sale in the United States: saline-filled and silicone gel-filled. Both types have a silicone outer shell.
The barbed design evenly distributes tension offering a unique combination of security and speed—increasing both efficiency and value. Bi-directional Quill is a double-armed suture. Barbs reverse direction at the mid-point of the suture. Uni-directional Quill is a single armed suture. The suture is anchored using the adjustable loop at the apex of the wound.
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