Silicone, Saline, and Anatomic Implants

As every woman’s body is unique, breast implants are designed in different varieties of materials, shapes, sizes, textures, and profiles. The filler material for breast implants can either be silicone or saline, though the former does have two distinct categories of cohesiveness (see below). These materials have their own distinct benefits as well as issues, …

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Silicone Breast Implants: A History

  Breast augmentation involves the insertion of silicone or saline implants into the breasts in order to improve their size and shape. Silicone implants, consisting of a silicone outer shell filled with a viscous silicone gel, are extremely popular due in large part to their naturalness of appearance and feel as well as their durability. …

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Do Breast Implants Have Warranties?

  When most people think about breast augmentation or breast reconstruction, implant warranty is the last thing on their minds. But considering that breast implants are not lifetime devices and may need to be replaced at some point, implant warranties can be very beneficial if breast revision surgery is needed. I perform breast augmentation and …

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Additional Information on the Natrelle® 410 (“Gummy Bear”) Silicone Breast Implants That You May Like to Know

In my blog, Gummy Bear” Silicone Breast Implants Just Approved by the FDA for Usage, I shared with you the news that the FDA finally allowed widespread usage of these next generation silicone breast implants after over a 12 year wait. Also, rather than being referred to as “gummy bear” implants, they have now been …

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“Gummy Bear” Silicone Breast Implants Just Approved by the FDA for Usage

After waiting years for approval of the widespread usage in the United States of the so called “gummy bear” silicone breast implants, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday finally announced their formal approval to the manufacturer of this implant, Allergan, Inc. This implant will be officially known by the marketing name Natrelle® 410 …

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What’s the Story on the “Gummy Bear” Breast Implants?

The term “gummy bear” breast implants has been used in the public realm for several years now yet most people know little about them. What they have heard is that they are the latest type of silicone breast implant and something that they may just want to have for their breast augmentation or breast reconstruction. …

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