New `Gummy Bear` silicone breast implants approved by FDA

silicone-breast-implantsWashington, Feb, 23 : The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given its approval to a highly cohesive anatomically shaped silicone-gel filled breast implant.

Natrelle 410 - manufactured by Allergan, Inc - has now been approved for the purpose of breast augmentation in adults - 22 and older - and in women of all ages - undergoing a breast reconstruction following cancer, CBS News reported.

Dr. Oren Lerman, a plastic surgeon at Lenox Hill Hospital's Institute for Comprehensive Breast Care in New York City, said that this is the latest in new generation of silicone implants which may provide a more natural "tear-drop" look compared to other options.

These silicone implants have more cross-linking in their gel than earlier ones that makes it more cohesive, which in turn makes the implants firmer.

Lerman said doctors sometimes refer to these implants as "Gummy Bear" implants because of their feel and consistency when held outside the body.

The FDA's approval is based on seven years of data collected from 941 women. (ANI)

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