Cohesive breast implants: A significant difference?

Bruce L Cunningham

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It may seem quite surprising to most of the plastic surgeons around the world that the Americans are the last to be able to use silicone gel implants without significant restrictions being placed on them. The FDA Advisory Panel recommended approval of the devices in the spring of 2005, and the Agency issued Approvable letters in the summer of the same year to the two domestic manufacturers of the devices. Despite this scientific foundation for these devices, they were not finally approved until November of 2006. The round devices have not been approved, and it is felt that the shaped devices, currently so popular in Europe, will not be evaluated for at least a year after final approval of the round devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInnovations in Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9783540463214
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008


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