The topic for this week is what’s new in plastic surgery. Cosmetic plastic surgery is always changing. We are constantly looking for new and improved ways to provide lasting results. Innovation is constantly supplying new products that provide better results, faster results or less expensive results are always under development and here are a few that have made it.
The next major step forward in the cosmetic plastic surgery procedures category will probably come in the area of breast augmentation. Silicone breast implants are evolving. The change has been seen in Europe and Canada; however in the United States we continue to wait patiently. FDA approval of gummy-bear breast implants has been pending for several years. The research is done, additional information has been supplied and the FDA just needs to take a vote. Since the vote has been pending for several years, your guess is as good as mine as to when gummy-bear implants will available for San Francisco Breast Augmentation.
These new implants are form stable, silicone gel implants that can’t leak. They are a soft solid that can be formed into specific shapes. In certain situations this is a superior implant with fewer risks. Given the two implants that are currently approved, the decision to approve this implant seems inevitable.
Two other new products area currently available for minimally invasive office procedures:
Number one is Dysport® (Medicis and Ipsen) – Botox® (Allergan) competitor.
Number two is Hydrelle® (Coapt Systems)- a new dermal filler (hyaluronic acid) with a numbing agent (lidocaine) added for pain control – a competitor for Restylane® (Medicis), Perlane® (Medicis) and Juvederm® (Allergan).
I can no longer recommend this product. I would suggest using Restylane®, Perlane® or Juvederm®. All three are now available with Lidocaine, all three seem to have fewer adverse reactions and superior customer service. Details here.