Teardrop-Shaped Breast Implants Introduced by Mentor Worldwide
As reported in HealthDay News, a new line of teardrop-shaped breast implants have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in women over the age of 22. Known as MemoryShape implants, they were developed by Mentor Worldwide, and have been approved around the world for more than ten years. This implant shape recently made headlines when it was selected by Angelina Jolie for breast reconstruction following her double mastectomy.
New MemoryShape Implants Use Silicone Gel
The decision to approve these implants was based on ten-year study which is currently being conducted with nearly 1,000 women who have decided to try these new implants. Though the study has only amassed six years of data, the results were positive enough to convince the FDA to approve these silicone gel implants.
Women considering breast surgery, such as breast augmentation, breast implant revision, or breast lift with implants now have more options than ever, with five different silicone-gel implants now approved by the FDA. This can help ensure that each woman can select the implant that best fits her situation and wishes. The MemoryShape implants come in a wide range of sizes, ensuring that women get precisely the results they want.
This variety of sizing options is also particularly helpful when performing a reconstructive procedure, allowing one reconstructed breast to match the other. In the case of a double mastectomy, the replacement implants can be selected to match the previous size and shape, making it easier to fit into a previous wardrobe. However, the implants may also be increased or decreased in size as necessary to give women the best results.
As with any procedure, it will be possible to work out these details during the consultation, and the various types of breast implants are often available to determine which size, shape and feel works best for each situation.