Newest Form Stable Highly Cohesive Gel Breast Implants (“Gummy Bear” Implants)
The field of plastic surgery is constantly evolving and innovative new technologies are frequently introduced. One of the most recent developments is the latest generation type of breast implant, that is created using a cohesive silicone gel that is molded into shape. One doctor coined these new implants as “Gummy Bear” implants, and the name has stuck. Cohesive Gel Implants (“Gummy Bear Implants”) have become very popular among patients looking into breast augmentation surgery.
The correct scientific term of these type of implants is anatomically shaped form stable textured highly cohesive silicone gel implants. These Highly Cohesive Gel Implants (“Gummy Bear Implants”) are only sold to board-certified plastic surgeons, which means that only trusted professionals are able to provide this new type of implant to their patients.
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The Advantages of Form Stable Highly Cohesive Gel Breast Implants (“Gummy Bear” Implants)
Despite the unorthodox name, “gummy bear” implants can provide excellent results when used in the appropriate patient. The key difference between the Highly Cohesive Gel Implants (“Gummy Bear Implants”) and traditional implants, is that “gummy bear” implants are filled with a highly cohesive(sticks together) silicone gel that is form stable, allowing the implant to maintain a natural breast shape at all times and negate some of the forces of gravity over time. This allows for a natural breast appearance and feel. Highly Cohesive Gel Implants (“Gummy Bear Implants”) are much less likely to rupture in case of injury due to the stronger nature of the shell of the implant and the silicone gel fill. The possibility of the implant rippling is reduced due to the form stability of the silicone gel those reducing the chances of implant rupture. If the implants rupture the silicone does not spread through the tissues due to the highly cohesive nature of the silicone gel. The Highly Cohesive Gel Implants (“Gummy Bear Implants”) are textured and enhance adhesion of the breasts soft tissues to the implant to prevent movement.
Latest studies have shown a reduced number of capsular contracture (hardness of the breast) complication with these implants. This maybe as a result of the highly cohesive gel used in the implants as well as texturing of the implants.
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Breast Augmentation in Miami Using Form Stable Highly Cohesive Gel Breast Implants (“Gummy Bear” Implants)
As a board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tal Roudner has embraced the use of form stable highly cohesive gel breast implants, “gummy bear implants”, at his Miami practice. As one of Miami’s leading plastic surgeons, he has extensive experience placing a variety of styles of breast implants. As the co-author of a chapter on breast augmentation and breast lifts in one of the most recent cosmetic surgery textbooks, Miami surgeon Dr. Tal Roudner is an authority on the subject of breast implants.
If you are interested in breast augmentation using form stable Highly Cohesive Gel Implants (“Gummy Bear Implants”) please call our Miami office today to schedule a consultation and examination with Dr. Tal Roudner. Dr. Tal Roudner will discuss what Highly Cohesive Gel Implants (“Gummy Bear Implants”) can and can’t do, and help you make the right decision for your needs and goals.
Highly Cohesive Gel Implants (“Gummy Bear Implants”) augmentation results in a natural tear drop breast appearance, a patient who desires an obviously augmented-looking breast may be unhappy with a shaped device.
Ideal candidates are healthy patient with reasonable expectations who have a good skin envelope and tissue coverage without sagging (ptosis). The form stable highly cohesive gel breast implants, “gummy bear implants”, may also be a good option for patients with a constricted lower pole of the breast (tubular breast)and in breast reconstruction surgery.
Following your consultation at our Miami office, if you and Dr. Tal Roudner agree that Highly Cohesive Gel Implants (“Gummy Bear Implants”) are the right choice for you, you will be scheduled for surgery at our Miami surgical suite, which is located right here at our Miami office. In some cases, your surgery may be relocated to one of Miami’s excellent local hospitals.
Once your surgery is scheduled, Miami surgeon Dr. Tal Roudner will discuss your pre- and post-op instructions and provide directions regarding medications and your after-care following your form stable highly cohesive gel breast implants, “gummy bear implants”, surgery.
Ideal candidate for Form Stable Highly Cohesive Gel Breast Implants (“Gummy Bear” Implants)
- Patients seeking a natural looking implant/breast who do not have a large amount of breast tissue
- Breast reconstruction patients
- Patients with a constricted lower breast pole
- Patients with chest wall or breast deformity/asymmetry
The disadvantages of Form Stable Highly Cohesive Gel Breast Implants (“Gummy Bear” Implants)
Since the implants silicone gel is more highly cohesive, at times larger incisions were required to insert the implants. In many cases the use of the keller funnel, which facilitates the insertion of the implants, has helped prevent the larger incisions. The use of the implants in breast revision surgery may be limited due to large breast implants pockets created during the initial surgery and the risk of rotation of the implants. They may be more palpable or visible in women with limited amount of breast tissue. They are more expensive.
Choosing and Placing Your Form Stable Highly Cohesive Gel Breast Implants (“Gummy Bear” Implants)
Miami surgeon Dr. Tal Rounder will work with you to find the form stable highly cohesive gel breast implants, “gummy bear implants”, that will best suit your body and your profile. The three standard shapes are round, oval and classic.
The procedure of placing form stable highly cohesive gel breast implants, “gummy bear implants”, is similar to the placement of the traditional breast implants. Most commonly an incision is made at the infra-mammary fold and is slightly larger than the traditional incision due to the slightly stiffer characteristics of the implant. The implant is placed in a “dual plane” (under the muscle) in most cases to obtain more tissue cover of the implant those reducing it palpability and visibility. The Highly Cohesive Gel Implants (“Gummy Bear Implants”) tend to be slightly more palpable and visible in thinner patients than traditional implants. These implants may take months to soften up as opposed to traditional implants that may take weeks to soften.
It is imperative that an experienced plastic surgeon in breast augmentation surgery performs the operation since the pocket created for placement of the form stable highly cohesive gel breast implants, “gummy bear implants”, is precise. If the pocket created is larger than needed the form stable highly cohesive gel breast implants, “gummy bear implants”, may rotate in the pocket and since it is anatomically shaped and not round like traditional implants a rotation may cause the breast to appear unnatural.
Following your form stable highly cohesive gel breast implants, “gummy bear implants”, surgery, follow Dr. Tal Roudner’s instructions for self-care to avoid complications. During your follow-up visit to our Miami office Dr. Roudner will check on the placement of your implant and your healing progress.
The Latest Generation Breast Implants – Anatomically Shaped Highly Cohesive Silicone Gel 410 implants “Gummy Bears”
The Allergan’s NATRELLE 410 anatomically shaped highly cohesive silicone gel (“Gummy Bear”) Implants are probably one of the most talked about silicone breast implants that are currently available. These innovative 410 implants are designed to address some of the limitations of previous silicone gel implants.
410 Implants Maintain Their Shape
The silicone in the 410 Implants maintains its shape because it is form stable. Should you cut one of the 410 Implants in half; the silicone will not flow out and the 410 implant will retain its shape.
Traditional Silicone Implants vs 410 Implants
The gel used in the traditional silicone implants has the ability to shift. When silicone gel implants are placed in the vertical position, this gel can gradually shift and fall toward the bottom; which can lead to rippling due to the loss of fullness in the upper pole. Sometimes this rippling can be felt or seen. For this reason, traditional silicone is not the preferred material for use shaped implants.
The 410 implant consists of a silicone that is more gelatinous or gummy; hence, the name Gummy Bear Implant. This consistency is attained through additional cross-linking during the manufacturing process. The 410 implants are form stable and are shaped like a teardrop.
410 Implants Maintain Their Shape in Every Position
The shells of the teardrop shaped 410 implants will not fold and the upper pole remains full even when placed in a vertical position. Rippling is minimal because the upper poles in the 410 implants remain full. The 410 implant can hold its shape because of its highly cohesive silicone gel.
Cohesive Silicone Gel in the Allergan’s NATRELLE Gummy Bear 410 Implant
The 410 implants consist of cohesive silicone gel. Most of the traditional silicone gel feels like honey; whereas the 410 implants feel more like a gummy bear.
The Benefits of Allergan’s NATRELLE 410 Implants
When compared to the traditional silicone implants 410 implants offer several benefits:
- The possibility of capsular contracture is decreased
- The likelihood of rippling is reduced
- Gravitational forces will not affect the shape of the 410 implant
- Reduced leakage rates
Allergan’s NATRELLE 410 Implants Offer Variety
There are 12 different 410 implant models available. Each 410 implant model varies in height, width and projection. Every 410 implant comes with an anatomical shape designed to match your body’s natural characteristics.
The height of the 410 implant can be full, moderate or low. The projection of the 410 implant can be extra full, full, moderate or low. Each 410 implant style offers different volumes.
Allergan’s NATRELLE Round Gel Options
There are four different round gel options from Allergan’s NATRELLE . These round gel implants are not as firm as the teardrop shaped 410 implants are. Although these round 410 implants are not considered form stable, they are less likely to fold than the traditional silicone gel implants are.
Smooth and Textured 410 Implants
All of the 410 implants that are shaped like a teardrop are textured. The texture helps keep the implants from rotating. The round implants are available in textured and smooth surfaces; however, the round implants are not form stable.
If you reside in or near Miami and you are interested in learning more about these innovative breast implants or any other breast augmentation procedure, contact Dr. Tal Roudner’s office today at 305-767-7719 to schedule a consultation.