LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) August 25, 2005
Only two years after their FDA approval for testing, silicone high strength gel implants are offering yet another breakthrough in cosmetic breast surgery. Originally designed for a softer, more natural look, the implants were previously only available to women who wanted to enlarge their breasts to sizes below a ÂDÂ cup. However, Dr. Grant Stevens, one of a few surgeons participating in the FDAÂs clinical trial, recently began testing larger versions of the implants with clients who desire much more sizeable breasts.
ÂFor those women who want a more voluptuous look, we can now offer a safer, more natural feeling alternative than what had previously been available,Â said Dr. Stevens, who performs the procedures at Marina Plastic Surgery. Using new high strength gel implants that vary in size from 600 to 1,000cc, Dr. Stevens can achieve cup sizes that range from ÂDÂ to ÂDDD.Â
Like the smaller versions, larger high strength gel implants are made of a tightly constructed silicone that produces a semi-solid texture. This texture is similar to the feel of a Âgummy bearÂ when cut and results in better shape retention. It also makes the implants less apt to leakÂ a potential health concern with older silicone implants.
Other advantages of the high strength gel implant, when compared to saline implants, include a look that is more similar to natural breasts. The implant maintains its upright position and is less likely to cause folding and rippling. In addition, to achieve larger sizes, saline implants are often overfilled, which can result in hardness. Clients experience a softer feel with high strength gel implants.
ÂThough they may be larger, thereÂs no reason for a woman to be afraid that high strength gel implants will make her look like sheÂs had the typical Âboob job,ÂÂ said Dr. Stevens, Âthey just provide a higher-quality look and feel.Â Even in patients who have had mastectomies, high strength gel implants appear smoother than saline implants, which are difficult to camouflage when breast tissue has been removed.
Women who are interested in participating in the study must commit to periodic follow-up exams for ten years after the procedure is completed. Prior to acceptance, they will be required to undergo and pass several physical exams, diagnostic tests, health screenings and mammograms. The procedures must be either a first breast augmentation or reconstruction surgery. However, women who have had prior breast implant surgery will be accepted. Participants must cover the cost of the surgery and implants, but will be paid $50 per follow-up appointment, for a total of $650 over the ten-year period.
Dr. Grant Stevens is a California board-certified plastic surgeon and the Medical Director of Plastic Surgery Associates in Marina del Rey and Palos Verdes. He specializes in cosmetic plastic surgery and has been named one of America's Best Physicians in The Guide to Top Doctors. Dr. Stevens was nominated by his colleagues, which makes this recognition especially prestigious and rewarding. He is an active member at Daniel Freeman Marina Hospital where he is the past Chairman of the Department of Surgery, the past Chairman of the Liposuction Committee, and the past co-director of the Breast Center. He is also on staff at St. John's Medical Center and the Marina Outpatient Surgery Center.
Marina Plastic Surgery Associates Medical Corporation and The Institute are dedicated to offering the latest advancements in cosmetic plastic surgery and skin care. Marina Plastic Surgery is committed to providing patients with the highest quality of personalized attention.
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