It’s an exciting time to be a plastic surgeon. Medical advances are resulting in procedures and devices that are both safer and more effective than ever. The new generation of breast implants is a perfect example. Women seeking breast augmentation here in Downer’s Grove, IL, can choose from several implant options that have been proven safe during years of clinical trials.
The Gummy Bear Implant
Unlike traditional silicone-filled implants, the Natrelle® 410 is a highly cohesive anatomically shaped gel implant. Complications associated with ruptured implants leaking silicone typically don’t occur with the 410 because the cohesive gel retains its shape even if the exterior cracks. That’s why it was nicknamed the “gummy bear” implant. There are a number of other advantages offered by the Natrelle 410 implant.
Shape: Full at the bottom and tapered at the top, the Natrelle teardrop-shaped implant closely resembles a woman’s natural breast. Previous implants were round and, especially with an inexperienced surgeon, could result in breasts that didn’t look natural.
Sizes: Natrelle offers a wider selection of sizes than other implant manufacturers.
Fewer complications: Long-term studies show that cohesive gel implants, including the Natrelle 410, are less likely to rupture, suffer from rippling, or harden because of a condition called capsular contracture.
To learn more about the differences between silicone and saline implants, see this blog post.
Choosing an Implant
The best way to decide if the Natrelle 410 is a good fit for you is to visit my office for a personal consultation. During this appointment, I’ll discuss your aesthetic goals with you and asses your body to provide a recommendation for the best choice. Factors that play into your implant selection may include your body shape, tissue quality, lifestyle needs, desired results, and age (silicone implants are only available to patients aged 22 and older).
To see real patient breast augmentation results, please visit our before-and-after photo gallery.
If you would like to learn more about breast augmentation in Downer’s Grove, IL, please contact us online or call (630) 960-0023 to request a personal consultation.