Many patients have been asking about the new cohesive silicone gel implants that were approved by the FDA a few weeks ago. These form stable, firm silicone implants have an anatomic or teardrop shape and can give a very natural result. These implants have a very low rupture rate and a low capsular contracture (scar tissue). However due to their shape, they can rotate inside the body which can be problematic. These silicone implants are indicated for specific patient body types, so be sure to ask your plastic surgeon about this particular breast implant as it may not be for every patient.
These implants are safe and have been well studied by the implant manufacturers and the FDA for several years. If you have any questions about these new silicone breast implants or about breast augmentation in general, please contact our office to schedule a complimentary consultation and learn more about this procedure.