Does getting silicone implants under the age of 22 void the warranty?
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Thank you for your questions.
The FDA unfortunately made a a decision, based on patients ages of their study protocol, to make (to many plastic surgeons) a arbitrary decision to select age 22 as a criteria to use silicone breast implants.
Their have been in the past "loop holes" to use silicone breast implants for congenital deformities (you have a mild case of tubular breasts=constricted breasts) and reconstructive breast cases.
i would query directly Sientra, Allergan and Mentor your question regarding warranty of their silicone gel implants inserted under the age of 22.
I trust your Plastic Surgeon is Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is ideally a memberof the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (denoting by membership as having met additional criteria and a focus on Cosmetic Plastic Surgery).
My best wishes,
R. A. Hardesty, MD, FACS
Diplomate and Certified by the Am. Bd. of Plastic Surgery
4646 Brockton Ave
Riverside, Ca 92506
Silicone Breast Implant Warranty
As such, the implant company is not mandated to cover these implants under warranty. There is no good reason as to why age 22 was picked, as it makes no clinical sense, but it is the rule.
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