Gummy Bear Breast Implant
At Rodeo Surgical Art in Beverly Hills, Dr. Mashhadian offers his patients the latest in technologies and techniques to ensure that his clients receive the high-quality results with the utmost safety. We are proud to include in our offerings the Natrelle 410 gummy bear implant.
Gummy bear implants represent the latest innovation in both style and composition of breast implants, offering women substantial improvements in the look they can achieve as well as improved safety when compared to the prior generation of saline and silicone implants.
Cohesive gel implants first became available in the 2000s, becoming popularly known as “gummy bear implants.” These models feature a dense gel filling comprised of silicone which helps the implants maintain their original shape once placed and reduces many common problems associated with previous implants, such as displacement, rippling and folding, and rupture and leakage.
Selecting the right implant type — along with size and shape — is among the most important choices for women considering a breast augmentation surgery, and it is one of the crucial topics discussed during the surgical consultation that you will have with Dr. Mashhadian prior to your procedure.
Dr. Mashhadian believes that the Natrelle 410 gummy bear implant offers women one of the best options available when considering their look and long-term safety, and he can help you determine whether the Natrelle 410 gummy bear implant is right for you during your consultation.
The Many Advantages of Gummy Bear Implants
Gummy bear implants consist of a silicone-gel filling with a high number of cross-links between the gel molecules which give the material its ability to maintain its shape, even when cut in half. The filling is contained within a silicone outer shell. Cohesive gel implants also come in both round or teardrop (anatomical) shapes and smooth or textured surfaces to suit the tastes and preferences of clients.
As a result, women have many options to select from, which make it much more likely that they will be able to achieve their ideal look. Anatomically shaped implants, in particular, offer women a natural-looking projection in the lower portion of the breast with tapering in the upper portion of the breast, making them an ideal choice for women concerned about a tasteful and attractive presentation. The Natrelle 410 gummy bear implant offers women all of these exceptional qualities.
The Important Differences Between Gummy Bear Implants and Gel Implants
The gummy bear implant is an advanced silicone gel implant with 3% more cross-linking in its structure to provide more stability in its shape. The great advantage of the gummy bear implant is its ability to maintain its anatomical shape in all positions, which reduces the risks of folding and rippling.
The benefits of the Natrelle 410 breast implant include:
- Reduced chance for leakage
- 69% less chance of capsular contracture
- Less than 1% chance of rippling
- Maintains its shape in all positions
The Natrelle 410 is also coated with a unique Biocell™ textured shell to give it a more natural feel than standard silicone gel implants.
Who benefits most from gummy bear implants?
Any woman who would benefit from a breast augmentation procedure would also benefit from a surgery including a gummy bear implant. You may want to consider a breast augmentation surgery if:
- You are generally in good health
- You are not currently pregnant or breastfeeding
- Your breasts have fully developed
- You feel dissatisfied with the shape or size of your breasts currently
- You are old enough to have the procedure
- You understand and accept the risks and the benefits of your surgery
- You will plan on attending all of your follow-up appointments and follow all of your recovery instructions
- You have realistic expectations about the results a breast augmentation surgery can deliver
Gummy bear implants have received FDA-approved for use in breast augmentations surgeries for women 22 years of age or older. Because of their low incidence of rupture, women who want a long-lasting implant should consider gummy bear implants as an option and ask Dr. Mashhadian about them during their consultation. Women who want a very natural look should also strongly consider gummy bear implants because of the anatomical shape they offer in comparison to round implants of any type.
Gummy Bear Implants Give Women Many Size and Shape Options
While all Natrelle 410 implants offer an anatomical shape to match the natural characteristics of your body, the unique sizing of these implants also allows Dr. Mashhadian to find the perfect fit for your figure. Unlike standard round silicone implants, the gummy bear implants will not be shaped by the breast; they will shape your breast. This makes size choice extremely important. The 410 breast implant comes in 12 different shapes, which vary in height, width and projection as well. Women can choose from sizes ranging from 125cc to 670cc.
How safe are gummy bear implants?
Gummy bear implants, while the newest innovation in breast implant technology, are extremely safe. They are already FDA-approved and have an extremely low incidence of rupture which translates to fewer revision surgeries to remedy problems caused by rupture.
Breast implant rupture and leakage is a risk with any type of implant, but this is less of a concern with cohesive gel implants since they do not ripple or crease as much as other implants types; this reduces the stress on the shell and lowers the chance of rupture. While a cohesive gel implant can still rupture and leak, this occurrence is rarer and will be harder to detect than with other implants. Also, the contents will not travel through the body as with other implants.
Shifting can also occur with any implant type, and it can occur with a gummy bear implant also. In this case, a revision surgery may be necessary to re-orient the implant to the original, correct position; however, while shifting is possible, it is also not a common occurrence with gummy bear implants.
A breast augmentation which utilizes a gummy bear implant has the same risks that you would encounter during any breast augmentation surgery. The risks associated with breast augmentation may include pain, scarring issues, decreased sensation, asymmetry, capsular contracture, bleeding, infection, fluid accumulation and possible revision surgery. However, these problems occur very infrequently.
Breasts implants are a safe and long-lasting medical device; however, they are not permanent, and a revision surgery to replace your gummy bear implants will be necessary, eventually. Most patients will enjoy up to ten years of rejuvenation or more before a revision surgery is needed, though, and revision is usually only needed if you are experiencing problems. Regular check-ups with Dr. Mashhadian will ensure that you get the most from gummy bear implants and have minimal or no problems with them throughout their lifetime.
What You Can Expect During Your Breast Augmentation Surgery With Gummy Bear Implants
Because of the high cohesiveness and anatomical shape of gummy bear implants, Dr. Mashhadian recommends inframammary incisions, at or slightly above the breast crease, to ensure correct placement of the implants. The 410 implants can be placed using subglandular, subpectoral or submuscular implant positions.
Your procedure will take slightly longer than breast augmentation with standard round implants because Dr. Mashhadian will take extra care to ensure that your implants are placed precisely in the breast pocket and will not shift or turn after you heal.
Your recovery time and restrictions for Natrelle 410 gummy bear implants are no different than they are for a standard breast augmentation procedure. You should follow all of our pre- and post-operative instructions for your best recovery and results.
Dr. Mashhadian has also pioneered techniques to reduce pain, downtime and the need for medications during recovery for surgeries he performs. Dr. Mashhadian’s proprietary technique is called Recovery EXL™ and includes minimal invasive surgical trauma which protects the areas around the surgical time, leading to improved outcomes for his patients, and a much more comfortable and shorter recovery period post-surgery. In addition, Dr. Mashhadian’s patients benefit from his innovative approach to surgery which can produce scar-free results. You can learn more about Dr. Mashhadian’s unique approaches to surgery during your consultation.
Let Dr. Mashhadian Help You Find the Ideal Gummy Bear Implant To Realize Your Look
If you are seriously considering having a breast augmentation surgery, you will have many decisions to make and face many choices about your implants. Dr. Mashhadian will take special care to help you determine the right size, shape and implant profile for your physique and goals and ensure that the appropriate surgical technique is used to meet them.
Whatever your initial concerns are prior to surgery, Dr. Mashhadian will ensure that your needs and wishes for your surgery are heard, that your choice of implant and surgery meet those needs, and that you can enjoy outstanding, long-lasting results with your safety preserved at every stage of your procedure.
To talk to Dr. Mashhadian about whether the Natrelle gummy bear implant is the right choice for your breast augmentation, please contact Rodeo Surgical Art today at 310-652-4500 to schedule your consultation. We are conveniently located on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, and we welcome patients throughout the Hollywood, Santa Monica, and Los Angeles areas.