In addition to four existing silicone implants available for Houston breast augmentation, the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved Mentor’s MemoryShape silicone implants for breast augmentation and reconstruction. If you’ve been thinking of getting breast implants in Houston, it pays to get to know your breast implants well. Continue reading to learn more about the newest implant in town! Know the Basics The Mentor MemoryShape implants are indicated for breast augmentation in women who are more than 22 years old and in breast reconstruction following mastectomy (removal of one or both breasts in cases of cancer) or trauma. Interestingly, this new silicone implant from Mentor is characterized by more “cross-linking” bonds than the MemoryGel implant, Mentor’s previous silicone implant. When a silicone implant has more cross-linking bonds, the implant chains are more likely to hold the silicone gel in place, resulting in highly cohesive and firmer breast implants. Each MemoryShape breast implant features the SILTEX® Texture which helps keep the implant in place. The newly-approved implants come in various shapes and textures to fit every woman’s needs and preferences. Know the Risks Like all forms of plastic surgeries and cosmetic procedures, the new silicone implants from Mentor have its own set of risks and complications. Possible complications include: implant removal with or without replacement ptosis (eyelid drooping) silent implant rupture The chances of these risks occurring are rare though, particularly if you have Dr. Cortés as your breast augmentation surgeon. He is always looking for the best way to accomplish the patients’ goals by having a keen eye, highly developed skills, an open-minded attitude, and a vast knowledge of the most recent techniques in the art of plastic surgery. His main emphasis is on assertive individual attention to diagnose the underlying problem in each patient in order to recommend the best surgical options followed by exquisite patient care. Houston Breast Augmentation For more information in Houston breast augmentation, fill out out this contact form to schedule an appointment with Dr. Cortés via email. You can also call us at (713) 234-6244. Together, we will review your goals, expectations, and medical history to advise you regarding the different existing options and provide you with the highest quality care.