FDA Paves Way for Silicone Implants to be Widely Used
[ PR Newswire 2006-11-18 ]
Decision to Spark Increase in Breast Augmentation Procedures
NEW YORK, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Silicone Implant makers Allergan Inc. and Mentor Corp. have won U.S. approval to resume unrestricted sales of silicone breast implants.
The Food and Drug Administration today ended restrictions that had limited the products to clinical trials for 14 years. Silicone, also used in the Silly Putty toy, was the target of breast-implant litigation that cost Dow Corning Corp. $3.2 billion.
Dr. Stephen Greenberg is one of New York's premiere cosmetic surgeons, performing thousands of breast augmentations each year. He has long been a proponent of silicone implants. "Silicone offers the patient the most true to life representation of breast tissue and the most natural result. It is also a very user friendly material to work with as a surgeon," said GreenberRead More