20th of July 2013

The History of silicone gel-filled breast implants

When it comes to understanding your breast implant treatment, it is best to understand where the materials stemmed from…

  • 2006: Based on new data, FDA approved silicone gel-filled breast implants for use in the USA
  • 2001: Gel-filled implants were included on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods
  • 1999: Breast Augmentation and Reconstruction clinical study by Allergan
  • 1992: FDA lifts moratorium later that year and allows silicone implants to be used for reconstruction in clinical studies
  • 1992: Moratorium in the USA on the use of silicone implants, pending further safety information
  • 1970’s – Present: Used exclusively for Breast Augmentation and Reconstruction in over 60 countries worldwide

For further information about silicone gel-filled breast implants or to book a consultation with Dr Jane Paterson at her Melbourne clinic, please do not hesitate to contact us.