Blog 12/2015

December 4, 2015

Dr. Teitelbaum is quoted in a New York Times article about a new type of saline breast implant, called the Ideal Implant.

“Nobody comes in asking for saline except real bargain hunters or women who want really enormous implants but small incisions,” Dr. Teitelbaum said. (Saline implants can be inserted around the nipple or through a cut in the underarm, and then inflated.) “A saline implant can never feel like a silicone implant.” 

He also worries about the data, or lack thereof. F.D.A. approval was based on the initial results of a two-year study, published in the September 2012 issue of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal. Dr. Hamas is one of the authors. A 10-year study of nearly 500 women ages 18 to 67, also conducted by the company, is underway. It will conclude in 2019. And finally, Dr. Teitelbaum is bothered by the implant’s limited availability. “You don’t launch a product when you don’t have it ready to ship,” he said. “It’s a false launch.”

Read the full article in the NYT: Breast Implants Undergo Reconstruction