FDA Approves Third Silicone Gel Breast Implant

Law360, New York (March 9, 2012, 7:36 PM EST) -- Despite calls from consumer and women’s health advocacy groups to ban silicone-gel-filled breast implants, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Sientra Inc.’s version on Friday, making it the third company allowed to market them in the U.S.

Sientra joins Johnson & Johnson unit Mentor Worldwide LLC and Allergan Inc., which have had their silicone-gel-filled implants on the market since 2006. The approval gives surgeons and patients a broad selection of sizes and profiles besides the standard round implants, which had previously been the only ones...
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