Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) September 10, 2008
A new form of patented "micro" breast implants would significantly increase the number of women seeking breast enhancement surgery. A research report shows that over 60% of women in the study indicated they would prefer the micro-implants. They could dramatically reduce incision size, cut post-operative pain, and result in a far more natural-looking appearance," explains Dr. Wm. Brennan, Vanderbilt surgeon who invented and patented the new micro-implant design.
Dr. Brennan's patented method relies on hundreds of raisin-sized implants rather than using one large grapefruit-sized implant. The micro-implants compress together and remain anchored inside the optimal area of the breast, forming a more natural looking breast. They are made of similar silicone material used in current breast enlargement surgery. This means breast surgery can be done using a micro-incision as small as 5mm, rather than the current method requiring an incision of 2 inches or more. A smaller incision would leave a nearly invisible scar and should also speed recovery time and limit post-operative pain. The micro-implants are currently under venture capital development as a precursor to application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The research study performed by Trotta Associates of Los Angeles suggests that Brennan's micro-implants would be extremely popular compared to existing methods, and yet cost no more than current implants. "I think that anyone would choose this new procedure over the old silicone procedure," one participant in the study enthused.
Another potential advantage of the micro-implants: women could return after the original micro-implant procedure and in a quick outpatient appointment, have more micro-implants added to increase the breast size. Last year, an estimated 350,000 women in the U.S. underwent breast enhancement surgery using traditional methods.
"I saw all the problems of current breast implants in my day-to-day work as a surgeon," Dr. Brennan discloses. "Today's implants have not been redesigned in over 50 years. They don't simulate natural breast shape and they often require the extra pain of being placed under the chest muscles. Microsurgery is now the preferred method in many other surgical procedures. This new technology brings those same benefits to breast enlargement, and has the potential to make breast enhancement more common, more pain-free and far more aesthetically successful." Dr. Brennan is a U.S. Board-certified neurosurgeon and fellowship trained cosmetic surgeon with over 20 years of surgical experience. He began work on the micro-implants in 2002, and received the patent in 2006.
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