Plastic Surgeon Comments on New FDA-approved Breast Implant

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Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sandeep Jejurikar discusses how FDA approval of another silicone-gel breast implant will mean more choices for those considering breast enhancement in the Chicago area.

Dr. Sandeep Jejurikar says a newly approved silicone-gel-filled breast implant increases the variety of implants available to patients, and he explains the breast augmentation options available at his plastic surgery practice near Chicago.

The new implant is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for female breast augmentation patients age 22 and older and for female breast reconstruction patients of any age.

"It's great to see how safe choices for plastic surgery procedures are expanding," Dr. Jejurikar says. "Safety is the most important factor I consider when I’m helping patients find the most effective treatments for their needs.

Dr. Jejurikar, who is a board-certified plastic surgeon near Chicago, says that although this development is an example of innovation in the plastic surgery industry, the method in which breast augmentation surgery is performed will not be affected.

"Thanks to previous breast implant options that continue to be safe and effective, such as those made by Allergan, patients have enjoyed beautiful results for many years," Dr. Jejurikar says. "While patients will now have more options for their implants, there are still many other ways that I can individualize my patients’ procedures."

Dr. Jejurikar offers patients having breast augmentation near Chicago a range of options for customizing their procedures, including implant type, size and placement.

"Implant type is just one of the choices patients have when it comes to breast enhancement," Dr. Jejurikar says. "In addition, during each consultation, I explain how implant size should be determined based on a balance of cosmetic goals and body type. I also work with each patient to determine the ideal placement method and incision location to meet her particular needs."

Dr. Jejurikar works with his staff to provide optimal care for patients who undergo breast augmentation as well as any of the wide range of other surgical and non-surgical procedures he offers.

"Plastic surgery evolves to meet the needs of patients, but safety should be the top priority of any surgeon," Dr. Jejurikar says. "Before choosing an implant, I recommend that patients seek the advice of a qualified, experienced board certified plastic surgeon."


Dr. Sandeep Jejurikar ( is a board-certified plastic surgeon who performs cosmetic and reconstructive surgery in suburban Chicago. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Michigan. After completing a 6-year residency at the University of Chicago Hospitals, he went on to complete 2 years of clinical fellowship training. He performs cosmetic procedures such as liposuction, tummy tuck, facelift and breast augmentation. He also performs reconstructive procedures such as breast reconstruction, scar revision, skin cancer treatment, burn reconstruction and hand surgery. He has served as president of the Illinois Society of Plastic Surgeons and is active in several other professional societies, including The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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