Category: Breast Reconstruction

Mentor CPG MemoryShape Breast Implants are now FDA Approved

June 15, 2013 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Mentor now joins Sientra and Allergan in offering a soft, “solid,” teardrop shaped breast implant, for women who need additional fullness in the lower half of their breasts. Better known as gummy-bear breast implants, these types of implants offer some advantages for women desiring breast reconstruction after a mastectomy for breast cancer, and for women with little lower pole breast tissue desiring breast augmentation with breast implants, especially when the breast skin is tight.

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Allergan Natrelle 410 Breast Implants get FDA Approval

February 21, 2013 Joseph A. Mele, MD

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Seven years and 941 women later, Allergan has received FDA approval for it newest cohesive silicone gel breast implant. The Natrelle 410 Breast Implants are teardrop shaped, highly cohesive (gummy bear) implants that are approved for the cosmetic enhancement of breast volume in women 22 years or older, and for breast reconstruction at any age. Since the gel in these new breast implants is firmer, it can retain its teardrop shape, but still gives when touched.

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