June, 2015 - Blog of Dr. Brian P. Tierney
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June 2015

Why Silicone Breast Implants Are So Popular

The overwhelming popularity of silicone breast implants represents a remarkable turnaround since the FDA approved their return to the market less than 10 years ago. The most recent statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons® showed that more than 75% of patients last year chose silicone implants for their breast augmentation procedures. At my Nashville, TN practice, virtually all of our patients — 97% — selected silicone implants last year. In the first year after the FDA lifted the moratorium on silicone implants — 2006 — fewer than 20% of the women who underwent breast augmentation surgery opted for the silicone version. That … Continue reading  

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