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Breast Augmentation Specialists in Virginia Comment on FDA Implant Registry
Officials from the FDA recently said they would consider creating an implant registry that keeps track of the life of breast implants. Plastic surgeons Dr. Andrew Goldberg and Dr. Mitchel Krieger believe that the registry is a good idea.
"I think the idea behind the implant registry is a good one, particularly because it can be useful for future studies about breast implants and their longevity," says Dr. Goldberg. "Although recording such information would be time consuming, the benefits that it could provide to patients and doctors make it worth that time commitment."
The goal of the registry is to track any safety problems with breast implants; however, the FDA has stated that they recognize that silicone and saline breast implants are, in fact, safe. Rather than relying on company-sponsored studies by Allergan and Johnson & Johnson's Mentor unit (manufacturers of implants), this implant registry would keep track of any issues and would provide broader data, making it easier to identify potential problems or complications.
"This registry would help both major breast implant companies improve their post-procedure tracking, and therefore be valuable for Virginia breast implant (http://www.virginiaplasticsurgery.com/
Dr. Goldberg adds, "Many of our plastic surgery patients in Virginia (http://www.virginiaplasticsurgery.com/
While breast surgery is an important part of their practice, Drs. Goldberg and Krieger offer other surgical and non-surgical procedures at their practice, including tummy tuck, liposuction, and facial rejuvenation to help patients look and feel their best.