Latest Procedure: Gel Shaped Breast Implants “Gummy Bear Implants”
“Gummy bear implants,” such as the Style 410 implants from Allergan, are perhaps the most talked-about silicone breast implants available today.
These implants were developed to address some of the shortcomings of currently available silicone gel implants. The silicone in these implants is form stable, does not flow, and the implant maintains it shape.
The gel in a traditional silicone implant has a give to it. When the implant is in the vertical position, the gel gradually shifts toward the bottom. This leads to loss of upper pole fullness and rippling which may be visible and/or palpable; therefore silicone gel does not perform well in a shaped implant.
The style 410 implant is made with silicone that has 3% more cross-linking and it is thus more viscous. The silicone does not flow, it is form stable and has an anatomic (tear-drop) shape. This anatomically shaped implant maintains its shape in all positions. The shell does not fold. Thus the upper pole remains full even in the upright position and there is minimal rippling.
Why these implants are called “Gummy Bear” implants?
A firmer “gummy bear” texture allows the implant to hold its shape. Made with cohesive silicone gel, the implants have a consistency that was previously unavailable in any breast implant. Most silicone breast implants have a silicone gel that feels like honey, while the Style 410 is more like a gummy bear. For this reason, people have nick-named them “gummy bear implants.”
How are the Style 410 implants different?
All silicone gel breast implants used today are termed “cohesive.” This is because they are more cohesive than the older silicone implants. However, a truly “highly cohesive” silicone implant is form stable.
The Allergan Natrelle™ 410 Silicone Breast Implants are truly cohesive silicone implants and thus have the associated benefits:
- Less occurrence of capsular contracture
- Less occurrence of rippling
- The implant maintains its shape and cannot be deformed by gravitational forces
- Early study results show a reduced incidence of leakage rates
These implants are an excellent option for:
- Primary breast augmentation
- Breast reconstruction
- Revision augmentation
- Mastopexy/augmentation (augmentation with lift)
- Replacement of leaking silicone implant
- Replacement of deflated saline Implant
- Revision of augmentation for capsular contracture
How long does it take for results to be complete after breast augmentation with Style 410 implants?
With cohesive silicone gel implants, it takes about 9 months for the implants to feel natural after your breast augmentation. The appearance can be evaluated much earlier.
Natrelle™ Style 410 silicone breast implants offer great flexibility in size and style
Allergan Natrelle™ 410 Silicone Breast Implants come in 12 different models, each with varying width, height and projection. All implants come with an anatomical shape to match your natural body characteristics.
The implant height can be low, moderate or full. The projection can be low, moderate, full or extra full. Within each style, there are many different volumes. The range of choices allows great flexibility and Dr. Rieger can customize the implant size and dimensions according to your individual measurements and appearance goals.
Gummy Bear Implants in the Tampa Bay/South Florida Area
If you’re interested in a consultation for Style 410 or “gummy bear” implants in Tampa Bay or South Florida, or need help determining the ideal breast implant choice for you, contact us! Dr. Rieger will go over all your options and help you decide what’s right for you.
Call 813.254.7600 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Rieger.