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A Silicone Gel Breast Implant Story on by Dr. John D. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Mon 28 Jan 2008 12:00am This piece features the story of a woman who has had problems with a breast reconstruction that involved silicone gel breast implants. It also makes the supposition that all of us in plastic surgery have unanimously proclaimed that silicone gel implants are “safe.” The piece fails to differentiate between cosmetic breast surgery patients ... Read on »
US FDA Releases Silicone Gel Breast Implant Ban by Dr. John D. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Fri 24 Nov 2006 12:00am MSNBC Although most of my colleagues are rejoicing, I receive the news of the lift of the silicone gel breast implant ban equivocally. The real question is what defines “safe.” Silicone gel implants do cause more problems than their saline-filled counterparts. They are certainly more prone to encapsulation (breast hardening ... Read on »
Misconception Correction – Silicone Gel Breast Implants Do Come With Risk by Dr. John D. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Wed 31 Aug 2005 12:00am Looking at the online forums, it seems that the prevailing attitude is that if you are having problems with your saline implants, a switch to silicone gel is the universal cure. Although I am not in total agreement of the FDA position on the matter, I believe that silicone gel implants pose a long term risk to the patient. In my exper ... Read on »
SAFE: FDA re-confirms safety of silicone gel breast implants by Dr. Robert O. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 23 Jun 2011 10:44am In a not unexpected conclusion, yesterday the United States Food & Drug Administration re-affirmed their 2006 decision to reintroduce silicone gel breast implants into the United States market for cosmetic indications. In statements from the FDA, they explained that no new information has arisen to question the safety or efficacy of the dev ... Read on »
Putting a stake thru the routine MRI screening of silicone gel breast implants by Dr. Robert O. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 22 Apr 2011 10:13am When the USFDA lifted a nearly 2 decade moratorium on the use of silicone gel breast implants for cosmetic surgery indications in 2006, there were two puzzling things added to the product labeling. 1. The use of silicone gel implants should be limited to women >22 years olds. 2. That women should undergo routine MRI screening of their im ... Read on »
Sientra Silicone Gel Breast Implants by Health & Human Services Posted Mon 19 Mar 2012 12:00am The Sientra Silicone Gel Breast Implant is a silicone shell filled with clear silicone gel. The implants are available in different shapes and sizes. (Approved: 3/9/2012) Read on »
Silicone Gel-Filled Breast Implants: Updated Safety Information by FDA Posted Tue 21 Jun 2011 12:06pm Share copies of this article (475 KB) En Español When the Food and Drug Administration allowed silicone gel-filled breast implants back on the market in November 2006, the agency required the manufacturers to conduct follow-up studi ... Read on »
FDA Approves Silicone Gel-Filled Breast Implants by Dr. Jennifer Berman Medical Doctor Posted Sat 13 Sep 2008 4:14am November 20, 2006--After rigorous scientific review, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved the marketing of silicone gel-filled breast implants made by two companies for breast reconstruction in women of all ages and breast augmentation in women ages 22 and older. The products are manufactured by Allergan Corp. (formerly Iname ... Read on »
FDA Approves New Silicone Gel-Filled Breast Implant by Medline Plus Posted Fri 09 Mar 2012 2:33pm FDA approves new silicone gel-filled breast implant Approval conditioned on post-approval safety studies Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a silicone gel-filled breast implant manufactured by Sientra Inc. to increase breast size (augmentation) in women at least 22 years old and to rebuild breast tissue ... Read on »
Silicone Gel-Filled Breast Implants by FDA Posted Thu 21 Feb 2013 12:00am Silicone gel-filled breast implants have a silicone outer shell that is filled with silicone gel. They come in different sizes and have either smooth or textured shells. Silicone gel-filled breast implants are approved for breast augmentation in women... Read on »