FDA Approves Use of Silicone Breast Implants
Silicone breast implants have now been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in breast augmentation. The newest generation of silicone breast implants, which have been used safely for many years around the world, are now available in the United States. Today’s silicone implants feature cohesive gel technology, allowing them to hold together uniformly while imparting a natural shape and feel to the breast. Many women believe silicone implants feel more natural than saline implants when used in breast augmentation.
At Piedmont Plastic surgery & Dermatology we use the Natrelle Cohesive Gel which offers the industry only Choose Confidence Warranty.
Like saline implants, silicone implants may be placed above or below the muscle. The typical incision for placement of silicone gel implants is under the fold of the breast. Because the implants are prefilled with silicone gel, other incision sites such as around the areola or in the armpit are not recommended. Initial recovery from surgery, usually a matter of a few days, is the same with either saline or silicone implants.
There are a number of important differences between saline and silicone breast implants. To find out more about silicone breast implants, visit the Mentor link at www.mentor4me.com.
Silicone implants are an option we are pleased to offer our patients considering breast enhancement. Like all cosmetic surgery, breast augmentation must be tailored to a woman’s individual needs to achieve a beautifully natural result, proportioned to their personal body type. If you are interested in finding out more about breast augmentation and whether silicone implants may be right for you, contact one of our patient care coordinators to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our board certified plastic surgeons.