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FDA approves second anatomically shaped breast implant

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the Natrelle 410 highly cohesive anatomically shaped silicone-gel filled breast implant for breast augmentation and breast reconstruction.

Natrelle 410 implants are manufactured by Allergan, Inc and are the second anatomical or tear drop shaped breast implant to receive FDA approval.

Sientra is the other breast implant manufacturer to have FDA approval for a tear drop shaped implant and it is certain that the other major implant manufacturer in the U.S, Mentor, is soon to follow.

These implants are made of a highly cohesive silicone product and as a result can be manufactured in a tear drop shape.  They have been previously coined “gummy bear” implants.

These tear drop shaped, gummy bear implants can potentially create a more natural augmentation result, particularly in the very small breasted patient.  Choosing between a round and tear drop shaped implant is an important part of the breast implant decision process between the plastic surgeon and his/her patient.

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