Tuesday, February 26, 2013

the "gummy bear" implant gets FDA approval

The highly cohesive "gummy bear" implant has just received FDA approval in the U.S. This implant has been available in Europe and Canada for 18 years and went through almost 10 years of clinical trials here in the US.

The new implant was nicknamed the "gummy bear" due to the consistency of the gel. What distinguishes the implant is its gently sloped teardrop shape and firm filling made of highly cohesive silicone gel. If cut in half, the implant will not ooze or lose its shape, yet it's still soft to the touch.

The new implants will be more expensive than the classic cohesive gel that have been available for the last five years. They are not meant for every implant patient and you should meet in consultation with Dr. Peterson in Topeka Kansas to determine if this is a good choice for you for breast augmentation.

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