Indiana Plastic Surgeon Dr. Robert Frank becomes certified to offer Silicone Breast Implants for Breast Augmentation by Allergan and Mentor

January 18, 2008 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
January 18, 2008 - Indiana plastic surgeon Robert Frank has been in private practice since 1997. He is board certified by both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr Frank is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He recently became certified to implant silicone breast implants under the new guidelines mandated by the FDA.

With the recent approval of silicone gel-filled breast implants for breast augmentation and breast reconstruction, physicians and patients can be assured of the safety of silicone.

In 1997, the Department of Health and Human Services began one of the most extensive research studies in medical history by appointing the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science (IOM) to examine potential complications during or after surgery.

The IOM consisted of a 13-member volunteer committee, including six women. The committee was composed of members of the medical, scientific and educational communities with experience in radiology, women's health, neurology, oncology, silicone chemistry, rheumatology, immunology, epidemiology, internal medicine and plastic surgery. No IOM members had on-going relationships or conflicts of interest related to any implant lawsuits.

The result: After reviewing years of evidence and research concerning silicone gel-filled breast implants, the IOM found that "Evidence suggests diseases or conditions such as connective tissue diseases, cancer, neurological diseases or other systemic complaints or conditions are no more common in women with breast implants than in women without implants."

Dr. Frank believes that achieving excellent results requires careful listening to prospective patients concerns and desires. He understands that the decision to proceed with cosmetic surgery is a major one, which requires a good relationship and level of trust between the surgeon and patient. Dr. Frank prides himself on being accessible to patients for questions and concerns both before and after their surgical procedure. Dr. Frank offers breast augmentation in Northwest Indiana.

Learn more about this board certified plastic surgeon in Indiana serving Munster and Chicago. Contact Robert Frank today at 219.924.3377. is your online resource for plastic surgery. Find plastic surgeons throughout the United States.