Please advise on the safety and integrity of these particular ones. Also which ones do you consider the Rolls Royce of breast implants? Thanks
Please Advise on Eurosilicone Breast Implants, Are the Safe?
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Advice on Eurosilicone Breast Implants?
Eurosilicone implants are manufactured in France and sold throughout much of the world EXCEPT the United States. These implants are not approved by the FDA in the U.S and are therefore not placed during breast augmentation here. The company has been in operation for a number of years and claims to follow all recommended manufacturing standards for their products. I just removed a pair of EuroSilicone Saline implants from a patient of mine that had the implants put in while in German over 16 years ago. She had no problems with them, except that one just recently deflated. I removed these saline implants and replaced them with Allergan Silicone implants instead. The old implants looked good, but were slightly more firm than saline implants that I am used to seeing. They were also textured surface implants. She was very happy with her implants until they ruptured.
Eurosilicone implants are manufactured in France and sold throughout much of the world EXCEPT the United States. Most physicians in the United States will have no real in depth knowledge of these implants. The company has been operation for a number of years and claims to follow all recommended manufacturing standards for their products. The main issue is to avoid the placement of PIP implants. This is another French company whose manufacturing standards are alleged to be below acceptable. A number of patients have suffered ruptured implants and early investigations into the company point to illegal manufacturing processes and corporate wrongdoing. These implants were never approved for use in the U.S. either. I hope this makes things a little more clear. Dr Harrell
Euro silicone not the problem
Dear Betty, the euro silicone does not seem to be the problem so I would not be concerned. Those implants are not FDA approved in the USA so I am not that familiar with them. If you have any concerns by all means contact your plastic surgeon. Remember that implants don,t last forever and should be exchanged every 10-15 years at the most (FDA recommends 10). Good luck and try not to worry, dr. Schuster in Boca Raton
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Eurosilicone Breast Implants
Eurosilicone is a a French breast implant manufacturer that is not related to Poly Implants Prothese (PIP).
The current safety warnings are about the PIP implants and anyone with these implants in place should have them removed. There are no such warnings about Eurosilicone.
Implants produced by Eurosilicone, are CE marked, Class III medical devices and meet all standards specific to breast implants in Europe. However, they are not FDA approved for implantation in the United States. The only breast implants Currently approved in the US are made by Allergan and Mentor.