Portland Plastic Surgeons Offer New FDA-Approved Breast Implants

Drs. Kathleen Waldorf and Shannon O'Brien Expand The Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery's Silicone Gel Implant Options to Include Natrelle(R) 410, the Newest Anatomically-Shaped Breast Implant Approved by the FDA

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - Feb 27, 2013) - Drs. Kathleen Waldorf and Shannon O'Brien, each a board-certified Portland plastic surgeon, are excited to offer a new anatomically-shaped, silicone gel-filled implant option for their practice's breast enhancement patients. In February, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the Natrelle® 410 breast implant, which can be used in a variety of breast procedures including breast augmentation and breast reconstruction.

Manufactured by Allergan, Inc., Natrelle® 410 silicone breast implants are engineered to complement a woman's natural curves with an anatomically shaped silhouette. Natrelle® 410 silicone implants are already the #1 surgeon-selected implant in Europe and Canada and have been used successfully in those regions for 20 years. Drs. Waldorf and O'Brien say they are excited for the opportunity to offer these innovative implants at The Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery, their Portland private practice.

As a result of a recent advancement in silicone gel technology, Natrelle® 410 implants contain more cross-linking (the bonds that link silicone chains together) compared to the silicone gel used in Allergan's previously approved Natrelle® implant. The result is a firmer implant that has a reduced rate of rupture and is better able to hold a natural-looking form over a longer period of time.

According to Drs. Waldorf and O'Brien, the Natrelle® 410 silicone implants are form-stable and will enable the plastic surgeons to better treat some of their breast augmentation and breast reconstruction patients. These implants will provide a more consistent shape -- especially in the upper pole of the breast -- while reducing the problem of rippling or wrinkling. Over a seven-year trial period, these implants also displayed zero gel migrations in ruptured implants.

Drs. Waldorf and O'Brien highlight the importance of any prospective Portland plastic surgery patient considering breast implants to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon. During the consultation process, qualified plastic surgeons can help patients determine the procedure and implant that will best suit the patients' individual cosmetic goals with the highest degree of safety.

About Kathleen Waldorf, MD

Dr. Kathleen Waldorf earned her medical degree at Georgetown University where she also received her general surgery training. She went on to complete her residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Oregon Health Sciences University. Dr. Waldorf is a board-certified member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. She is available for interview upon request.

About Shannon O'Brien, MD

Dr. Shannon O'Brien earned her medical degree from the University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio. She is a board-certified member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and joined The Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery in 2008 after serving as the Chief Resident at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. O'Brien is available for interview upon request.

Contact Information:

The Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery
9775 Southwest Wilshire Street
Portland, OR 97225
(503) 646-0101

(858) 200-0044

Kathleen Waldorf, MD and Shannon O'Brien, MD - Portland Plastic Surgeons