Implants New Jersey “Gummy Bear” Implants with Dr. Adam Hamawy
One of our implant manufacturers, Allergan, has just received FDA approval to market its Natrelle 410 implants. Designed for women 22 years of age or older, they can also be used in breast reconstruction for women less than 22-year-old for cases of cancer reconstruction, trauma or severe breast asymmetry. The 410’s are the first approval from the FDA since the Sientra implants in March of 2012.
The benefit of these “gummy bear” implants to our New York and New Jersey area plastic surgery patients is that these implants mimic the natural slope of the breast and the texture is much more like natural breast tissue compared with saline or other gel-filled implants. However, we also offer the Sientra “gummy bear” implants and all are very popular with our Manhattan breast augmentation patients. When our patients have their private cosmetic surgery consultation, we review all the implant options to help each woman choose the breast implant that’s right for her.
The FDA approval of the latest Natrelle 410 implant was based on 7 years of data collected from the use of the breast implants in over 900 women across the US. A small number of women had complications such as capsular contracture (tightening of the pocket around the implant) or infection, which is similar to problems experienced with other implants.
The 410 was designed to mimic the natural slope of a breast. Its gel both helps maintain the shape of the implant and is designed to stay soft over time.