As a leading breast augmentation surgical center in the Southeast, CARE Plastic Surgery is consistently on the cutting edge of breast augmentation surgery and innovative surgical methods to add volume to the breasts. We often field questions on silicone, saline and “gummy bear” breast implants, (or the anatomically-shaped breast implants). One of the latest developments in breast augmentation surgery is using the anatomically-shaped implants for adding volume to the breasts.
What’s so Special about the Anatomically-Shaped Breast Implants?
“Gummy Bear” implants are one of the latest variations of silicone gel-filled implants. What makes the anatomically-shaped (teardrop shaped) implants so innovative is the highly cohesive and form-stable silicone filling. Because the silicone filler holds together (even when cut in half), these implants can retain the natural teardrop shape that mimics the shape of a youthful more perky breast. The most important feature is that although they’re shaped and structured, these neat little implants manage to give a natural look and feel and they are approved by the FDA.
No, They’re Not Solid
Even though the Natrelle 410 breast implant has the nickname “gummy bear” implants, they are in fact made up of a semi-solid silicone gel held together with an outer silicone envelope. The semi-solid silicone gel is what helps give the breast implant a distinct natural look and feel. Many women report they enjoy having even more options for the slope of the breast and options for an even more natural look and feel.
It’s Anatomically Shaped
The anatomically shaped implants hold a basic shape that they can remain intact over long periods of time. “Gummy Bear” implants can do that because of their sticky, cohesive gel filler. These implants (along with the moderate and high profile implants) are available in numerous shapes and sizes, and are customizable to fit the look and feel for each body type. The most common implant shapes are round, which improves a woman’s profile and teardrop-shaped, which create more fullness to the bottom part of the breast.
Who’s the Perfect Candidate for the “gummy bear?”
If your breasts don’t have a traditional shape or contour, then a shaped breast implant, like the Natrelle 410 may be an excellent option. These “Gummy Bear” implants are great for:
- increasing size
- improving symmetry
- adding fullness and shape
Mild glandular ptosis is a specific type of sagging of the breasts many women experience due to age or after breastfeeding. Anatomically-shaped breast implants may be extremely helpful for reshaping and subtly lifting these breasts. Women who have tubular breasts may also benefit from the shaped implants.
What’s the Procedure Like?
At CARE Plastic Surgery we recognize every patient is unique. Your individualized surgical plan begins with your very first consultation with Dr. Coan where you decide on a surgery plan together, always based on the highest level of safety. At CARE we work hard to help you achieve the aesthetic results you desire. Questions such as, where incision placement and implant placement (above or below the muscle) depends on your unique situation.
Breast augmentation using these highly cohesive gel implants may be administered by board-certified surgeons like Dr. Brian Coan. As a member of the ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons), Dr. Coan only provides the most state-of-the-art and safe options for his patients always in an accredited operative facility and always committed to the highest level of patient satisfaction and surgical excellence.