Are cohesive gel implants available?


Question from Luke: My plastic surgeon told me about cohesive gel implants which may come before the FDA panel for review in June. Could these be available within the next nine months?
Answers - Carolyn Chang I doubt it. Silicone implants have not been available for the last 10 years. It would be hard for me to believe that the FDA would approve a cohesive gel so easily. If you desire a cohesive gel, there are many investigators around the country that you can consult as a potential subject in the investigation trial. I would probably contact the American Society of Plastic Surgeons for more information.

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