For years, we have been awaiting FDA approval (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) of the “gummy bear” silicone breast implants so that they could be offered here as an option for breast augmentation, breast reconstruction and breast revision surgery. The wait is, alas, finally over. Yesterday, on February 20th, 2013 the FDA announced their formal approval for the usage of this implant. Officially, the implant is called the Natrelle® 410 Highly Cohesive Anatomically Shaped Silicone-Filled Breast Implant or the shorter version, the Natrelle® 410.
For more information on this newly approved silicone breast implant, please see “Gummy Bear” Silicone Breast Implants Just Approved by the FDA for Usage on our breast specialty website www.arizonabreast.com.
Steven H. Turkeltaub, M.D. P.C.
Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona
A Message Regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19
As always, our highest priority is to ensure YOUR safety and well-being.
With coronavirus/COVID-19 still a health issue, we want you to know that we are continuing to take extreme infection control measures in our office to maximize cleanliness and keep the environment as sanitary and safe as possible. This also means that only patients will be permitted to come into our office and everyone will have their temperature checked.
In an abundance of caution, we are requesting that if you are experiencing a fever, cough, chills, fatigue or any type of respiratory illness, please delay any upcoming appointments at our practice. We can talk with you by phone or email to establish a new date and time for the appointment. You may also want to contact your healthcare provider for further evaluation.
We do offer Virtual Consultations and Telemedicine through doxy.me. This is best used for specific situations including postoperative questions and as a substitute for some postoperative office visits relating to certain procedures. However, if you are planning to proceed with surgery, an in-office evaluation will be required.
We are all in this together and really appreciate your cooperation. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by phone or email.