Allergan/Inamed/McGhan/Natrelle Gummy Bear Breast Implant
They are technically called cohesive gel implants. They are a fairly new type of breast implant with an inner substance similar in quality to a gummy bear. When cut, it also resembles a gummy bear with a slice through it. They were designed this way to maintain their shape and integrity if rupture or leakage happens. The gel doesn't migrate. This adds a safety factor to these gel implants. Furthermore, this decreases wrinkling, folds and rippling associated with some saline and other silicone implants. They also have the look and feel of silicone. Capsular contraction also seems to be less of a problem. Gummy bear breast implants have been used outside of the United States for about a decade with positive results.
These breast implants cost significantly more than saline. The costs can be twice that of certain saline implants and the costs can be more than traditional silicone breast implants. There's also a slightly larger incision length required. Gel fracture is a problem caused by a crack in this semi-solid breast implant..
Dr. Tammy Wu of Surgical Artistry, Inc, a Plastic Surgical Center and Wellness Center in Modesto, California has been using these cohesive gel implants (gummy bear breast implants) in clinical trials. Dr. Wu is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons, the only board recognized to credential plastic surgeons. She is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Surgical Artistry Inc. also offers in addition to breast augmentation, liposuction, botox, lasers, vein surgery, chemical peels, microdermabrasion (diamond), hyaluronic acid (ie. Restylane, Juvederm) treatments, and Acupuncture.
Visit her Modesto Plastic Surgery website: http://www.surgerytoday.com and Dr. Calvin Lee's (administrator for Surgical Artistry) website at http://www.modestosurgery.com. Also visit the links page regarding silicone breast implants. Disclaimer: Please see your doctor in person for medical information regarding gummy bear implants.
These corporations are where you can find out more information regarding breast augmentation implants, whether they be silicone, saline, or cohesive gel.
Information on this webpage regarding breast augmentation, gummy bear breast implants, and breast implant manufacturers is provided by the expertise of Dr. Tammy Wu, Modesto Plastic Surgeon and Calvin Lee, MD Modesto Acupuncture and General Surgery. Their office number is 209-551-1888 if you have further questions regarding breast implants.
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12/26/2014 last updated. This website is based on timely information and may be out of date - please check with your own sources of information for current information.
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