Body Implants: Overview
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Silicone is a generic, extremely broad term for materials that contain a backbone consisting of repeating silicon-oxygen atoms where each silicon atom also has two organic groups. Most silicone polymers can be placed into three general categories based on their methodology of curing or polymerization: addition cure (most common), condensation cure, and peroxide cure. The author discusses the various aspects of polymerization and design and manufacture of silicone implants. Also shown are the varieties of silicone implants used by Dr. Chugay.