10/28/2014 9:36:00 PM
“Gummy bear” breast implants – also known as form-stable or cohesive breast implants – are now an FDA-approved option for women who are interested in breast reconstruction to restore a full shape after a mastectomy. This type of implant was given its name because the consistency of the silicone gel used in them has a similar feel to the famous candy.
Gummy bear implants offer a more natural look and feel, when compared to traditional silicone and saline implants. They are teardrop shaped to mimic the look of natural breasts, being fuller at the bottom and narrower at the top. The “soft solid” gel also feels more natural than saline implants, and is less prone to rippling. And because the gummy bear implant doesn’t rely on its shell to retain its shape (because the entire implant is made of the stable silicone), it will hold its shape much more reliably. There is also a reduced risk of capsular contracture than with silicone and saline implants, which also lessens the risk of needing corrective surgery.
Since gummy bear implants became FDA approved in February 2014, any licensed cosmetic surgeon is able to place them. But because these implants are so unique and specialized, many doctors would agree there is a learning curve to perfecting the surgical techniques required for this type of procedure. As one of the 50 original surgeons chosen in the country to take part in the initial studies and clinical trials for gummy bear implants, Dr. Dry is past this learning curve, and has been doing the surgery since 2003. Not only is he the best choice for cosmetic surgery, but he’s one of the premiere gummy bear breast implant surgeons in the entire country.
Gummy bear breast implants are a beautiful solution for creating a full and natural appearance. If you’ve been considering breast reconstruction surgery and would like to learn more about this exciting new option, call Dr. Dry today at his Kirkland, WA, office to schedule a visit!
1/29/2014 7:17:51 PM
We’re excited to announce the official launch of our Gavin Dry, MD, FRCPS, PLLC blog.
We’ll be posting helpful tips, news from the plastic surgery industry, news from our practice, and more about the latest in plastic surgery.
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