Many women are interested in breast enhancement, but concerned about looking natural and the safety of breast implants. The new Natrelle 410 Highly Cohesive Anatomically Shaped Silicone Gel-Filled Breast Implant, also known as the “gummy bear” implant, could alleviate those concerns. Since its approval by the FDA just this year, it has captured the excitement and imagination of women who are interested in an implant with the potential to be softer and prettier with longer lasting results.
What are Gummy Bear Implants?
Gummy bear implants are the most recent option in the breast enhancement category. They are made of a highly cohesive, form-stable silicone gel. The silicone particles in the gummy bear implants are cross-linked enabling the material to bond together more closely, which gives it a big advantage over other types of silicone gel implants.
Even though gummy bear implants were just approved by the FDA this year, they have been available to women in Europe for the past decade. Gummy bear implants got its name because when the shell casing of the implant is cut, the silicone of the implant stays together, similar to the consistency of a gummy bear. The new silicone gel is much safer than the older implants and more natural in its appearance and how it feels.
Advantages of Gummy Bear Implants
There are a number of reasons why gummy bear implants have become so popular as a woman’s choice for cosmetic breast surgery:
- A more natural appearance and feel of augmented breast tissue
- Retains shape memory, decreasing the possibility of rippling
- May pose a lower risk of capsular contracture (scar tissue around the breast implant)
- No leakage: the shell can break but the gel does not diffuse outside the breast
The safety factor puts gummy bear implants on par with saline breast implants, but gummy bear implants feel more natural. Silicone gel can migrate and may cause scarring and small areas of inflammation in tissue. These advantages have made gummy bear implants the favorite choice for women.
Are Gummy Bear Implants Right for Me?
As with any other plastic surgery procedure, a gummy bear breast augmentation requires careful planning with a Board-certified cosmetic surgeon. Contact Boca Raton plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Farber for a confidential consultation to see if the gummy bear implant procedure is right for you. Call 561-503-2700 or click here to schedule an appointment with him at Farber Plastic Surgery.