- 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.
On Wednesday, April 20, 2005, our Ask-the-Expert Online Conference was called Reconstruction and Safe, Sexy Cosmetics. Carolyn C. Chang, M.D., Anna-Dee Rinehart, S.C.S., and moderator Lillie Shockney, R.N., B.S., M.A.S. answered your questions about reconstructive surgery and safe, sexy cosmetics.
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