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Archive for June, 2011

Silicone Gel-Filled Breast Implants: Safe, Tested and Medically-Monitored

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

It’s made headlines: an FDA white paper released on June 23, 2011 highlights the complications that can arise with silicone gel-filled breast implants over time. But for patients with implants, or thinking about implants, this should not be cause for alarm.

Our practice understands both the risks and benefits associated with both silicone and saline breast implants and we discuss them routinely with our patients. We have always known and emphasized that breast implants are not lifetime device, but with regular monitoring, they can be used safely and effectively to help patients enjoy an improved quality of life.

Because we’re concerned about the continued health and safety of our patients, we like to follow-up with our breast implant patients in a free examination each year, to ensure the patient’s implants are just as safe as the day of their original procedure.

The FDA white paper on breast implants is a terrific resource for women considering implants. Education is always important when choosing any sort of cosmetic surgery procedure.

Here in our practice, we support the FDA’s commitment to patient safety. If you’re a breast implant patient with concerns about your implants, please contact us to schedule your examination appointment today.