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High Strength, Cohesive Breast Implants
If you want a pair of Gummy Bear Breast Implants that maintain the shape of a breast, feel soft and look more natural than other round, circular implants on the market, and are less likely than there counterparts to ripple and may result in less buildup of scar tissue, Dr. Wendel is pleased to offer the most advanced type of implants on the market. A company called Sientra makes these new implants. Sientra introduced the new textured, anatomically shaped implants, which are known by some laymen as “Gummy Bear” implants. They are also called tear drop breast implants.
Dr. Wendel was the first plastic surgeon in the state of Tennessee to use this specific type of breast implant.
The cost of these breast implants is slightly higher than traditional smooth round implants, but in the right patient give amazing results, looking like natural breast augmention.
The FDA approved the Sientra flagship portfolio of silicone breast implants March 9, 2012. This makes Sientra the first U.S. company to offer a full portfolio of FDA-cleared breast implants, including shaped and round implants with a broad selection of sizes, profiles, projections and implant surfaces. These implants are only available to Board-Eligible or Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons.* To learn more about the implants only plastic surgeons can get, click here.
In February 2013 the US FDA announced the approval of a second brand of anatomical gummy bear implants, the Natrelle Style 410 highly cohesive anatomically shaped silicone filled breast implant for breast augmentation in women at least 22 years old. The breast implant is also used for breast reconstruction in women of any age. Natrelle Style 410 breast implants are manufactured by Allergan, Inc. Dr. Wendel is a certifed provider of the Natrelle Style 410 breast implant. Four styles are available in the United States - moderate height/moderate projection, moderate height/full projection, full height/moderate projection, full height/full projection.
- Dr. Wendel - Natrelle Style 410 Certification: Augmentation
- Dr. Wendel - Natrelle Style 410 Certification: Reconstruction
Most recently, in June 2013 the FDA approved a new anatomically shaped gel breast implant called the Mentor MemoryShape implant. This makes it the third shaped silicone breast implant to gain FDA approval. Mentor MemoryShape breast implants may be used in primary breast augmentation in women at least 22 years old or in breast reconstruction and breast revisions. MemoryShape implants are manufactured by Mentor Corporation. Dr. Wendel is trained and certified in the use of Memoryshape implants. The medium height/moderate projection implant is the one style available in the United States at the present time.
High-strength, cohesive silicone gel breast implants earned the nickname "Gummy Bear" Breast Implants after a prominent doctor cut the implant in half, and much like the chewy gummy bear candy; the implant gel retained its shape. The implant's semi-solid nature makes them less likely to leak or rupture into the breast tissue than other breast implants. Many women lined up for the "gummy bear" implants during its trial because the implants still felt soft and looked more natural than other implants on the market.
For more information about Sientra high strength implants or Gummy Bear Breast Implants, click here.
- Patient Educational Brochure[PDF] Breast Augmentation with Sientra Silicone Gel Breast Implants
- Patient Educational Brochure[PDF] Breast Reconstruction with Sientra Silicone Gel Breast Implants
- Sientra Silicone Gel Breast Implants Quick Facts[PDF] about Breast Augmentation and Reconstruction
Gummy Bear Implant Surgery Nashville, TN
Before placing the high strength gel implants, Dr. Wendel will discuss incision locations with you. The most popular incision for the “gummy bear” breast implant is made through an incision at the bottom of the breast, also known as an inframammary incision. Dr. Wendel will then place the implant under the breast or muscle. Dr. Wendel uses the Keller Funnel to gently place the implants. [About the Keller Funnel]
After the surgery, your breasts will appear fuller with an increased volume and a shapelier contour. Following the surgery, Dr. Wendel will go over your breast implant recovery instructions, in order to minimize any discomfort. [Breast Augmentation] and [Post-op Breast Augmentation Instructions]
Safety and Warranty Information
- Allergan: [Safety Data] - [Warranty]
- Mentor: [Safety Data] - [Warranty]
- Sientra: [Safety Data] - [Warranty]
*Dr. Wendel is a board-certified Plastic Surgeon, certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery. He has access to and uses implants and breast tissue expanders from all three U.S. companies: Allergan, Mentor Corporation, and Sientra.
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