FDA Approves Firmer Silicone Gel Implants
- - February 19th 2014
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an approval for the use of firmer MemoryShape Breast Implants for breast augmentation procedures for women who are age twenty two or older and for other adult females that require post-surgical breast reconstruction.
The manufacturer of this newly-approved product is Mentor Worldwide LLC, a company located in Santa Barbara, California. The FDA examined six years of data covering the experiences of nine hundred fifty five females that received the MemoryShape Breast Implants and determined that the use of the product is both safe and effective.
In fact, the federal agency reported that MemoryShape Breast Implants are no more dangerous than more traditional breast implant products and procedures that have been in use for several years.
The FDA approval frees Plastic Surgeons all across the United States to begin using this latest innovation in breast augmentation and reconstruction. It is believed that many phsyicians will add it as an option to patients that seek help.
That said, there was no indication given as to cost for the MemoryShape Breast Implant, but it is likely to be somewhat costly since surgery is involved.
The manufacturer did not indicate how quickly it will make the new gel implants available to physicians and their patients, but given the fact that the company is a for-profit organization, it seems likely that it will bring its newly-approved product to market sooner rather than later.
Female patients are almost certain to be pleased with the results they get when this product is used on them by a skilled Plastic Surgeon.
However, time will tell if that turns out to be true.