Cohesive Gel Silicone Breast ImplantThe November 17th 2006 Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) approval of the use of Mentor and Allergan (Inamed Corporation) silicone breast implants in the United States has raised many questions among women in Southern California, especially those in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills.
Prospective Los Angeles breast augmentation patients want to know if they can now receive silicone gel-filled breast implants, and if so, what types of silicone breast implants are available? And what are the potential adverse effects or concerns?
Candidates for Silicone Breast Implants
Only women of 22 years of age and older can have silicone breast implants for breast augmentation or enlargement.
Women of all ages can now qualify to have silicone implants for breast reconstruction.
Contraindications for Use of Silicone Breast Implants
Breast implant surgery should not be performed on:
Women with active infection anywhere in their body Women with existing cancer or pre-cancer of their breast who have not received adequate treatment for those conditions Women who are currently pregnant or nursing
You should also know that silicone gel-filled breast implants have not been clinically tested on women with:
Autoimmune diseases such as lupus or scleroderma
Conditions that could interfere with wound healing and blood clotting
A weakened immune system (such as women receiving immunosuppressive therapy)
Reduced blood supply to the breast tissue
Radiation to the breast following implantation
Clinical diagnosis of depression or other mental health disorders, including body dysmorphic disorder and eating disorders (Please discuss any history of mental health disorders prior to surgery)
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