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New Silicone Breast Implants May Contain Radio Frequency Chip to Diagnose Issues

There are many benefits to choosing silicone breast implants, most importantly a more natural look and feel, making them the most popular choice among breast augmentation patients. However, some of these benefits also create potential problems in the event of a rupture.

Silicone breast implants maintain their shape after a rupture. While this helps you maintain a beautiful appearance, it prevents you from knowing a rupture has occurred. But a new technological innovation from Establishment Labs may eliminate this issue.

Establishment Labs has recently developed a radio frequency identification (RFID) microchip which provides plastic surgeons and their patients with easier access to information about the implants. A handheld device can be used to identify the make, model, serial number, manufacturer name, and much more data about the breast implant.

This technology can provide women with increased safety and help identify issues such as a breast implant rupture more easily. Silicone breast implants in 28 European countries will be equipped with these microchips in the coming months. Establishment Labs is currently in the approval process for the device in other parts of the world.

For many women, breast augmentation can be a life-changing procedure, helping you look and feel your best. When performed by a highly skilled and experienced, board certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. David Bottger, the procedure is extremely safe. However, technology like this new microchip can help improve safety to even higher levels, benefitting all breast augmentation patients.

To learn more about your breast augmentation options, please contact Philadelphia breast implant surgeon Dr. David Bottger today to schedule your consultation. Dr. Bottger serves patients in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area.