Wednesday, July 17, 2013

FDA approves new silicone gel implant

The FDA recently gave approval for a new silicone gel implant.  

It is made by Mentor and is called the Memory Shape Implant.  This is a textured (rough surface) anatomically designed implant which is tapered at the top and designed to give the breast more fullness in the lower pole.  It is for women age 22 or older and any woman undergoing breast reconstruction.  

The approval was based on 6 years of data accumulated on 955 patients.  

This product is designed to give a “more natural shape and youthful feel” from  breast augmentation and breast reconstruction.  Memory Shape means the silicone gel within the implant is cross linked which gives it a firmer shape.  

I recently completed online training in the proper use of these devices and am now certified to use them in my Fort Myers, Florida plastic surgery practice. If you would like more information, please contact me at 239-939-5233.

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