Cereform Breast Implants

Is anyone familiar with this brand of implant or have experience using it? Is this available in the US? Cost of these compared to other brands? Manufacture and specifications of this comparble to others, specifically 16-18 layers, additional membrane to guard against leaching?

Doctor Answers (10)

Non-FDA approved Breast Implants

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Buyer beware! The FDA, although occasionally criticized, makes recommendations to physicians on the practice of medicine, but does not mandate how we can practice medicine (FDA approves Botox for Glabellar wrinkles, but physicians can treat patient's crow's feet and forehead in an off-label fashion). 

However, the FDA scrutinizes medical devices used by physicians in the US for SAFETY...and they do a very good job of researching and critically evaluating devices. If these implants are not FDA approved (yet....they are manufacturer and sold by a French company I believe), then Board Certified Plastic Surgeons, and any licensed MD for that matter, cannot use them.

If a physician has offered to use an non-FDA approved device in your body....Run away fast!

Instead, meet with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and he/she will be able to answer all your questions and provide a SAFE plan for you.

Hope this helps!

Dr. C

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Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

Off-label or unapproved breast implants

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Why would you get implants that are not approved in this country?

The risk of using an illegal or grey-market product vs. some theoretical unproven advantage just does not make sense. 

Stick with a board certified plastic surgeon with considerable experience and great credentials.

Brent Moelleken, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 90 reviews

Cereform breast implants

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Cereform implants are produced by a company located in the North of France. They are not however FDA approved for use here in the U.S. so you need to be very careful should you choose to go that route. If you are U.S. based and a surgeon is offering to use these you should seek another surgeon immediately.
If you are based in Europe, again I caution you to be very careful. The FDA puts medical devices through rigorous testing for safety and if they haven’t been approved yet you are risking your health unnecessarily. Currently only Allergan and Mentor produce implants that have FDA approval and I strongly recommend that only implants that have passed the FDA’s testing should be placed within your body. Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon and remember that safety should always be your biggest priority.

Scott W. Mosser, MD
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

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Cereform implants

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Cereform implants are not available in the United States.  The only implants available are made by Allergan and Mentor.

Steven Wallach, MD
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These implants are not available here

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These implants are not approved for use here. Beware newer implants to the market. Case in point: PIP implants.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
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Cereform Breast Implants

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There are only two companies allowed to sell implants here in the US and even they can not sell all of the implants they make here. The FDA sets a very rigorous process in place to monitor safety and citizen protection from medical devices.  The implants you are asking about are from a French Company that are not available here in the US. I would recommend you be careful about getting something that is not FDA approved. Many times we in the US complain about having to wait for FDA approval of some new product that is available in Europe only to find a bit later that the product had a lot of problems that no one was aware of when it was released.

Paul Vitenas, Jr., MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
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Cereform Breast Implants

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A French company not approved for use in USA. In fact illegal and malpractice if used in USA. From MIAMI Dr. Darryl J. Blinski

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Cereform breast implants

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As stated, the implants FDA approved here in the USA are made by Allergan and Mentor.  Unless you are part of some sort of research protocol or are headed overseas, I am not sure why this brand is even an option for you.  Be sure that you are seeing a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and as always, a second opinion never hurt anyone.  Good luck, Dr. P in Chicago.

Allan J. Parungao, MD
Oak Brook Plastic Surgeon
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Not in the USA

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This is a french company and they are not approved in the US. We can only use implants from Allergan and Mentor.

William B. Rosenblatt, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Not at all familiar

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If you are not getting Mentor or Allergan implants from a doctor performing breast implant surgery in the US, run out as fast as possible.  These two companies are the only ones with implants approved by the FDA.  No board certified plastic surgeon would consider placing any other implant than these two.  Where do they make Cereform implants?

Steven Schuster, MD
Boca Raton Plastic Surgeon
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