Monday, November 30, 2009
A glimpse at Mentor's upcoming cohesive gel form stable implant: in Sweden
Just returned from Sweden where I visited Charles Randquist at his lovely Victoria kliniken in Saltsjöbaden. I was sent there along with other US plastic surgeons, Mindy Haws (Nashville, TN), Stephen Schantz (Lexington, KY) and Kaveh Alizadeh (New York).
We spent an intensive few days learning about Mentor's cohesive gel form stable implant (pictured above), aka the CPG, and also about Allergan's similar 410 implant.
Dr. Randquist's results were excellent, and I learned a few tricks. He took us out to a wonderful restaurant - (Toby Keith was also dining there).
Sweden was fun - albeit rainy and cold. The question is - why send us for training on something not yet FDA approved? Does this mean this implant is coming closer to approval? I hope so and will start using it as soon as available.
Here's a picture of the view from Dr. Randquist's OR in Sweden:
Dr. Jason Pozner
Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center, Boca Raton
Sanctuary Plastic Surgery, Boca Raton