Silicone Gel Implants Approved for first time Breast Augmentation in the United States – reduced fees for individuals wishing to change from saline to silicone gel implants.
The Bougainvillea Clinique is pleased to announce that the Food and Drug Administration has approved both Mentor and Allergan brand silicone gel breast implants for primary (first-time) breast augmentation. As always, our emphasis is always to provide our patients with choices in regard to their cosmetic surgery procedures.
Until Friday, (November 17, 2006) breast augmentation with silicone gel breast implants was only an option in the United States for a limited number of women, including breast reconstruction patients and other women for whom saline augmentation was not a good option. The FDA now has approved silicone implants for all women over 22 years old.
We can now present our patients with even more options for breast augmentation on a routine basis. Dr. Hartog has been a participant in ongoing silicone gel studies for the last 10 years, and is approved to begin silicone gel breast augmentation for first time breast augmentation patients, effective immediately.
These options offered by the Bougainvillea Clinique, now include silicone gel and saline implants, adjustable implants, subglandular, submuscular and dual plane placement of implants, and the four incision approaches including, inframammary (under the breast), areola (below the nipple), transaxillary (armpit), and the TUBA (belly button) procedures. We should note that silicone implants are not approved for placement through the TUBA incision. Many individuals have shown an interest in the newer ‘gummy bear’ or ‘cohesive gel’ implants. Both Mentor Memory Gel and Allergan Cohesive Gel implants are similar in this respect. Silicone gel implants are available in a variety of shapes ranging from low to moderate and high profile, round and anatomical, and textured surface and smooth surface implants. Call us at 407-678-3116 or email us today for a complimentary consultation to discuss the breast augmentation options available to you.
For those individuals who already have saline breast implants, and who want to change to silicone implants, this is now an option. Advantages of silicone gel implants include a more natural look and feel, less rippling of the implants which may be felt or seen, and slightly less weight of the implant for a given size.
At the Bougainvillea Clinique we are offering reduced fees for individuals who wish to change their saline implants for silicone implants. In some instances this could even be done under local anesthetic which makes for an easier preparation and recovery, as well as cost savings.
Please call us at 407-678-3116 or Contact us today for more information regarding silicone gel implants and your breast augmentation options. And watch this site for updated information on breast implant procedures and silicone gel implants.