Cohesive Gel Breast Implant Study
Randall J. Yetman, M.D. , FACS, Head, Section of Breast Surgery, is currently conducting a cohesive gel study testing new breast implants.
The clinical trial has been underway for over three years, with more than 200 women enrolled. Cleveland Clinic researchers are studying the safety and cosmetic results of the new breast implants.
"Preliminary data have shown these new implants, compared to other implants on the market today, may last longer and with less likelihood of leakage because they are made from soft rubber," Dr. Yetman says. "The more rubber-like, the less likely the implant will harden or cause inflammation."
Cleveland Clinic’s cohesive gel breast implant study will include a 10-year follow-up. The new breast implants are not FDA approved.
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