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Female Plastic Surgeon Uses Only Breast Implants Made in the U.S.A.

July 2, 2012

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Dr. Christine Sullivan, a nationally recognized plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in breast and body procedures, uses the only breast implants manufactured in the United States — the Mentor® line of products.

Mentor makes silicone gel and saline breast implants at its 145,000 square-foot facility outside of Dallas, Texas. Mentor has manufactured breast implant devices for more than 20 years.

Dr. Sullivan has long preferred Mentor products. “It gives me and my patients great peace of mind knowing that Mentor implants are made and regulated in our own country. I treat my patients as I would my own family members, and I believe that it is important to use implants made here.” Sullivan believes that the “Made in the U.S.A.” designation symbolizes the outstanding quality and design of the implants, but more importantly feels that Mentor breast implants are an integral part of a successful surgical outcome.

Dr. Sullivan participated in the Western Institutional Review Board (WIRB) study that was instrumental in the 2006 lifting of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) restrictions on the use of silicone implants. She is one of the very few female board-certified plastic surgeons in central Ohio.

Mentor implants are used for breast augmentation and breast reconstruction surgeries. Breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure performed on women in the United States, with almost 317,000 surgeries performed last year, according to statistics from the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Breast reconstruction surgeries, which rebuild a breast after mastectomy or other trauma, occurred more than 96,000 times in 2011, says the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

About Dr. Sullivan: Christine Sullivan, M.D., is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. She and her husband, plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Sullivan, in 1996 founded The Sullivan Centre, the first private ambulatory center for cosmetic surgery in central Ohio. It is located at 7706 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43235. Reach them at sullivancentre.com or by phone at 614-436-8888.

Media Contact: Tracey Conforti at The Sullivan Centre: http://sullivancentre.com/ or 614-436-8888.

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SOURCE The Sullivan Centre

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