Are “Gummy Bear” Breast Implants Right for You?
- Posted on: Jan 22 2015
Women seek breast augmentation for a variety of different reasons, and each patient has their own idea of what they want out of this procedure. Many women look to breast augmentation for results that look natural, as if surgery hasn’t taken place. For these patients, the Allergan Natrelle® 410 Highly Cohesive Silicone Gel, or “gummy bear” implants offer a unique and effective option. Take a look at some of the many benefits of gummy bear breast implants and find out if they’re the right choice for you.
Benefits of “Gummy Bear” Breast Implants
- They provide a natural, teardrop appearance. Natrelle® 410 breast implants have been designed to mirror a woman’s natural curves, avoiding the roundness of many modern implants. They’re also made from highly cohesive gel, meaning that that are made to hold their shape over time.
- Lower rates of capsular contracture. Capsular contracture is a common complication that accompanies breast augmentation, occurring when the body creates a capsule of scar tissue to keep the implant from growing or spreading. Several studies have determined that Natrelle 410 implants have a 69% lower rate of capsular contracture compared to its round silicone-filled counterpart.
- Lower rupture rate. Extensive research has been done regarding the long-term safety of Natrelle 410 breast implants, with results of a European study determining that after 11 years, 92% of these implants were still intact. In the rare event that these implants do rupture, their design doesn’t allow the cohesive silicone gel to flow out of the shell easily.
- High rate of satisfaction. The Allergan Natrelle 410 implants report a 96.5% satisfaction rate after 7 years, attributed to the lack of rippling, their natural appearance, and their ability to stay in place over time.
Contact Dr. Epstein Today to Find Out If “Gummy Bear” Breast Implants are the Right Choice for You.
For more information about breast augmentation or any other services we offer, contact us today to schedule a consultation. Our offices are located in Stony Brook, NY, and you can reach us at 631-689-1100. We hope to hear from you soon.