By A. Abraham Levin, MD.
In a press release sent out on June 4, 2015, Actavis plc announced that they acquired Allergan, Inc. and that the FDA has just approved their NATRELLE INSPIRATM textured breast implants for use in the United States.
This new silicone gel-filled breast implant is fuller than Allergan’s round version that is currently on the market. The smooth style in this same product line has been available since they were FDA approved in February 2015.
How NATRELLE INSPIRATM Breast Implants are Different
The shape of the implant and the silicone shell are where the differences come into play. First off, the shape is designed to specifically provide breast fullness to women looking for breast augmentation, breast reconstruction, or revision surgery. Actavis plc is describing this implant as providing a “customized result.”
The other difference in this newest line of implants is the textured silicone shell. A textured implant allows for less movement of the implant once inside the body.
Women in Canada have been using this implant since 2011. One plastic surgeon interviewed for the June 4 press release stated that his patients continue to request this specific implant because it provides “fullness and softness.”
Good Candidates for Breast Implants
According to the FDA, patients that are 22 years of age and older can receive silicone gel-filled implants. Women 18 years of age and older may receive saline-filled breast implants.
Patients with small breast size, those that desire breast reconstruction, or those who wish to have revision surgery after a primary breast augmentation are the best candidates for receiving NATRELLE INSPIRATM silicone gel-filled breast implants.
Candidates should be in good health, non-smokers, and not have active infections anywhere in the body or cancer of the breast. Please discuss all potential risks and warnings with your plastic surgeon before deciding to have breast implants or cosmetic surgery of any kind.
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