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Huntsville, Alabama Plastic Surgeon David L. Durst, MD Comments on Silicone Breast Implants after Nearly 3 Years on the Open Market
Date:7/28/2009

It’s been since November of 2006 since the FDA approved silicone breast implants for use in most breast augmentation and breast reconstruction procedures. One Huntsville, Alabama plastic cosmetic surgeon reflects on the benefits of the decision and discusses why he believes silicone offers a safe, more natural-looking alternative to saline implants.

(Vocus) July 28, 2009 -- In 2006, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the use of silicone breast implants for breast augmentation in women over 22 and breast reconstruction procedures for women of any age. This decision came after years of rigorous study to examine the safety of the implants after controversy in the early 1990’s caused them to be pulled from the market. Dr. David L. Durst is cofounder of a Huntsville, Alabama cosmetic plastic surgery practice. During the moratorium on silicone breast implants, Dr. Durst participated in the FDA’s adjunct study on their safety. Dr. Durst says now that the implants have been approved for widespread use, he thinks that patients have an option that offers them many benefits. “At this point in time, the data suggests that silicone implants are every bit as safe as saline implants. There are some slight differences between the implants, and in some patients silicone and saline implants will work equally well, but there are clearly some situations where silicone implants work better.”

Dr. Durst says silicone implants feel more natural than their saline counterparts, and are less prone to visible wrinkling and rippling. He says since the FDA’s app
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