Create Account | Sign In: Author or Forum

 
 
News  |  Journals  |  Conferences  |  Blogs  |  Articles  |  Forums  |  Twitter    
 

 Headlines:

 

Category: Pharmacy | Surgery | FDA Approvals

Back to Health News

New Silicone Breast Implant Approved

Last Updated: March 09, 2012.

 

The third such implant sanctioned in the U.S.

Share |

Comments: (0)

Tell-a-Friend

 

  Related
 

FRIDAY, March 9 (HealthDay News) -- Sientra Inc.'s silicone gel-filled breast implant has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for breast reconstruction or augmentation in women aged 22 or older, the agency said Friday in a news release.

Similar products made by two other manufacturers -- Allergan and Mentor -- were approved previously by the FDA.

Breast reconstruction includes replacing tissue removed due to cancer or injury, while augmentation generally is used to increase breast size.

Approval of the Sientra product followed clinical testing involving 1,788 people. Adverse reactions included tightening of the area surrounding the implant, implant removal, uneven appearance and infection.

As a condition of approval, Sientra will be required to follow clinical participants for seven additional years, and to conduct a 10-year study of nearly 5,000 women to see if the implants are associated with diseases including rheumatoid arthritis and breast cancer.

Sientra is based in Santa Barbara, Calif.

More information

The FDA has more about breast implants.

Copyright © 2012 HealthDay. All rights reserved.


Previous: Survey Shows People Have Little Time for Healthy Habits Next: How to Avoid Spring Sneezing and Stuffiness

Reader comments on this article are listed below. Review our comments policy.


Submit your opinion:

Name:

Email:

Location:

URL:

Remember my personal information

Notify me of follow-up comments?

advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)
 

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

 
     

 advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)

 

 

Useful Sites
MediLexicon
  Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us
Copyright © 2001-2014
Doctors Lounge.
All rights reserved.

Medical Reference:
Diseases | Symptoms
Drugs | Labs | Procedures
Software | Tutorials

Advertising
Links | Humor
Forum Archive
CME | Conferences

Privacy Statement
Terms & Conditions
Editorial Board
About us | Email

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information:
verify here.