Recent FDA Approval of New Breast Implant Highlights the Ongoing Demand for Augmentation, Comments Beverly Hills Physicians

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While the roll-out of any new product or technology is typically slow, notes BHP, the fact that a new implant was approved is good news for women wanting to look at multiple options when considering a breast augmentation surgery.

The choice of breast augmentation also means the choice of a specific type of implant.

… breast augmentation is by no means a one size fits all procedure, and there are a number of factors that women take into consideration when determining which breast implants they will choose.

According to a June 5th article published on Nasdaq.com, the FDA has approved a new type of breast implant from medical and cosmetic pharmaceutical company Allergan. While the implants are too new to know for sure exactly when and why some breast augmentation patients and their doctors may choose them over the currently available options, notes Southern California medical group Beverly Hills Physicians, what is clear is that increased choice is a good thing. BHP says that breast augmentation is by no means a one size fits all procedure, and there are a number of factors that women take into consideration when determining which breast implants they will choose. Here are a few:

  • Shape – According to the article, the newly approved implants are part of Allergan’s NATRELLE INSPIRA™ line, which “are said to be fuller than Allergan's round, gel-filled breast implants currently available in the U.S.” Beverly Hills Physicians says that, in addition to similar, round implants, they also offer their patients teardrop shaped implants that often look more natural, depending on the patient. They also have “gummy bear implants” which are designed to retain their shape better than other implants.
  • Price – While Beverly Hills Physicians says that they work with patients of every budget to help them finance their procedure, they are able to offer breast augmentation with saline implants at prices much lower than if the same procedure were to be performed with silicone implants. This is simply due to the fact that manufacturers like Allergan have higher costs associated with the production of silicone.
  • Patient Age – BHP also notes that the FDA has only approved silicone implants for use in patients aged 22 and up, yet anyone 18 years or older may elect saline implants. This difference makes saline implants very popular for women aged 18-21.

The first step for anyone thinking of electing a breast augmentation or reconstruction procedure using implants should always be a consultation with a knowledgeable surgeon. Beverly Hills Physicians notes that their consultations for any cosmetic procedure are free, so that no patient is discouraged from learning more information about their options. Anyone interesting in scheduling one of these consultations for breast augmentation, or any other of a wide variety of health and beauty-related procedures, may call them today at 800-788-1416 or visit their website at http://www.beverlyhillsphysicians.com. Once online, patients can browse their breast augmentation before and after gallery to get a better idea of the results women undergoing these various procedures have received.

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