Dr. Tracy Pfeifer is one of a select few plastic surgeons in to offer the gummy bear implants in New York City and the only plastic surgeon on Long Island carrying the Allergan Natrelle™ 410 Silicone Breast Implants, because she is an investigator in an FDA-approved study.
She was selected to be an investigator for the study because of her extensive experience with anatomic shaped implants. Learn more about the “gummy bear implants” by scheduling a consultation for breast augmentation at one of Dr. Pfeifer’s offices in Manhattan on Park Avenue and on Long Island in Great Neck and the Hamptons.
Why Are They Called “Gummy Bear” Implants?
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 410 is more like jello. For this reason, people have nick-named them “gummy bear implants.”
The current silicone gel implants, which have a round shape, are filled with silicone that has a consistency like honey. The gel “flows” in the implant, so when the implant is in the vertical position, the gel flows to the bottom and the top/upper pole of the implant collapses. This leads to loss of upper pole fullness and rippling which may be visible and/or palpable.
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.
Allergan Natrelle™ 410 Silicone Breast Implants
The new style 410 implants from Allergan are most advanced generation of silicone breast implants available today. The silicone in these implants is form stable, does not flow, and the implant maintains it shape. These implants were developed to address some of the short-comings of currently available silicone gel implants.
Gummy Bear Implants: What’s The Difference?
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 cohesive silicone implant is form stable. Only the Allergan Natrelle™ 410 Silicone Breast Implants and the Mentor CPG are truly cohesive silicone implants and thus have the associated benefits.
The Allergan Natrelle™ 410 Silicone Breast Implants are more cohesive than implants used in the past, as well as the currently available silicone gel breast implants.
This difference brings several benefits:
- Early study results show a reduced incidence of leakage rates
- Less capsular contracture
- Less rippling
- The implant maintains its shape, the shape is reflected in the breast, it is not deformed by gravitational forces
Allergan Natrelle™ 410 Silicone Implant Options
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.
These implants are an excellent option for our patients needing:
- Revision augmentation or mastopexy/augmentation
- Revision of augmentation for leaking silicone implant or deflated saline Implant
- Revision of augmentation for capsular contracture
- Breast reconstruction
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. Visit our photo gallery to see some examples of the results that can be obtained with the Allergan Natrelletrade; 410 Silicone Breast Implants.
Additional information can be found on the Canadian website for the Allergan Natrelle™ 410 Silicone Breast Implants, www.natrelle.ca.
The Natrelle™ 410 Highly Cohesive Silicone-Filled Breast Implant
The Allergan Natrelle™ silicone breast implant comes in a matrix of choices. The implant height can be low, moderate or full. This is the first letter. The projection can be low, moderate, full or extra full. This is the second letter. Within each style, for example, 410ML, there are many different volumes. The range of choices allows great flexibility and Dr. Pfeifer can customize the implant size and dimensions according to your personal dimensions and goals.