April, 2017 - Blog of Dr. Brian P. Tierney
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April 2017

Breast Augmentation’s Big History, Part I

The concept of plastic and reconstructive surgery has been around for almost as long as humans have been healing each other. But these days, breast augmentation is often thought of as the field’s flagship procedure — and it has a colorful history to match its popularity. Although large breasts come and go into fashion, women have long been attempting to augment their shapes with the use of outside intervention. Early 20th century “implants” were made from an alarming array of materials, from ivory to polyester and even ox cartilage. And in the 1950s, when Playboy bunnies first arrived, women were … Continue reading  

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