Women Waiting For Gummy Bear Breast Implants
A recent study printed in the Cosmetic Surgery Times revealed that over half of 800 women surveyed are willing to wait for the FDA to approve form-stable “gummy bear” breast implants. Gummy bear breast implants have been hailed world-wide as the only ones that simply don’t leak. The devices, already approved in Europe and Canada, have yet to receive FDA approval here in the United States.
Or have they?
Recently the FDA approved the silicone breast implants of a company called Sientra, the third company to have approval of breast implants in the U.S. (along with Allergan and Mentor). Among the Sientra implants approved are, yes, their version of the gummy bears. Sientra has yet to distribute their implants to doctors, but have plans to do so in the near future. This is an exciting development in the field of plastic surgery, and an event plastic surgeons and patients have been waiting years for.
I suspect that FDA approval of Mentor’s gummy bear implants aren’t far behind.