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Concern about the use of silicone gel as a filler for breast prostheses has stimulated interest in other materials. We have evaluated the Misti Gold prosthesis which contains a “bio-oncotic” gel of low molecular weight Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PLASDONE 24AUK). Our experience of its use in breast augmentation is that the aesthetic results obtained with retromammary placement are inferior to those obtained from a silicone gel filled prosthesis. Nonetheless there are theoretical advantages for its use which will need to be considered in the light of recent regulatory decisions.
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Accepted: September 16, 1992
Received: April 28, 1992
© 1993 The British Association of Plastic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc.