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As Breast Augmentation Becomes the No. 1 Cosmetic Surgery Procedure, New Jersey Plastic Surgeon Paul LoVerme, MD Discusses the Safety of Silicone Breast Implants
Date:3/25/2009

18 years ago, silicone breast implants were pulled from the market for further study. Now, after being formally approved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2006, one New Jersey cosmetic plastic surgeon discusses the reasons why the FDA’s decision is beneficial to breast augmentation and breast reconstruction patients.

(Vocus) March 25, 2009 -- New statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery report that, for the first time in twelve years, breast augmentation has surpassed liposuction to become the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in the United States. More than 355,000 breast augmentation surgeries were performed last year. The new report coincides with the two-year anniversary of a landmark decision from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration allowing doctors to use silicone breast implants in breast surgery procedures.

In 1991, following a series of high-profile lawsuits, the FDA decided to pull silicone breast implants off the market. In 2006, after years of intensive study and clinical trials, the organization decided to approve the use of the implants in breast augmentation patients over the age of 22, and breast reconstruction patients of any age. Dr. Paul LoVerme is a New Jersey cosmetic plastic surgeon and head of the LoVerme Center for Plastic Surgery in Verona. He says the FDA’s decision is ultimately good for patients. “Silicone implants were taken off the market with some allegations that over the last 14 years have not proved to be true. There really is no greater risk to women with silicone implants than there is with saline implants, but there are some differences.”

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