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Large pear-shaped silicone facial implant, United Kingdom, 1996

 

Glossary:

Glossary: plastic surgery

A surgical speciality dealing with the restoration or construction of the body. Often used to refer to elective surgery done for aesthetic reasons.

Glossary: silicone implant

An implant that is inserted into the body by surgery, typically to enhance a particular area (commonly breasts). Silicon is a synthetic material that remains unaltered by changes in temperature and is resistant to chemical attack.