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Silicone Gel Breast Implants

Silicone gel filled breast implants were introduced to the US in 1962, and after 50 years of use, they remain among the most scrutinized medical devices currently available in the US. In June, 2011, the FDA released their Update on the Safety of Silicone Gel-Filled Breast Implants.

A Brief History of Breast Implants

What’s Next in US Breast Implants

A “new” breast implant has been available in Europe since 1993, and despite many years of experience, it continues to await US approval by the FDA. These from stable breast implants also are not perfect; however, they have a lower local complication rate than any breast implant currently available on the US market. San Francisco Bay Area Breast Augmentation patients and Plastic Surgeons alike, want to know, when will “gummi-bear” breast implants finally be approved? The date of approval remains anybody’s guess.

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