"In 2006, the FDA lifted the voluntary moratorium on silicone breast implants after determining the safety and efficacy of the popular implants," describes Houston body contouring specialist Dr. Fred Aguilar, "In addition, new technology has yielded a different type of silicone implant - the Gummy Bear implant - which is gel-like, cannot leak and retains its shape even if cut. This silicone implant has proven to be very popular amongst my patients who have undergone breast augmentation in Houston."
According to the ASAPS 2010 statistics, over 1.6 million cosmetic surgeries were performed. Of which the top 5 included breast augmentation, liposuction, eyelid lifts, tummy tucks (http://www.americanhealthandbeauty.com/
"It's not surprising that liposuction is catching up in popularity to breast augmentation. Our plastic surgery practice serves the Houston, Pearland, Sugar Land and Katy areas, and we see many patients that are interested in body contouring and breast augmentation,"
For patients who are considering breast augmentation in Houston, Dr. Aguilar recommends doing their research and seeking a consultation with an experienced, board-certified surgeon. In his blog, http://www.houstonbodydoc.com/
The new silicone implants, which are more gel-like than liquid mitigate any leakage issues that first brought about the moratorium in 1996. After extensive research and testing, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration decided to re-approve use of silicone breast implants once again in 2006. New technology such as the Gummy Bear implants offer both increased quality and safety benefits to patients and physicians. Patients who are considering Gummy Bear breast implants in Houston do not have to worry about implant ruptures and replacement procedures.
"Saline implants can still rupture and they still have problems with rippling," he continues, "However, that's not to say that if saline implants were placed in the ideal candidate, they wouldn't look perfectly natural and no one would be able to tell the difference between saline and silicone implants." Therefore, Dr. Aguilar stresses the importance of seeking a experienced professional who can make the proper recommendation during the consultation to ensure the best results for the patient.
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ABOUT DR. FRED AGUILAR
Board-certified Houston Plastic Surgeon with over 28 years experience. Cornerstones of the practice are skill, compassion, and a genuine concern for patient well-being.
Clinical interests include: Plastic surgery, cosmetic head and body procedures, including all facial and body cosmetic rejuvenation, ear reconstruction and ear, nose and throat procedures