There have been many advances in the field of cosmetic surgery over recent years, including new technologies that improve breast augmentation results. One of the most notable is the Natrelle implant, also known as the gummy bear silicone implant. What’s in a Natrelle breast implant, and what makes these special? Let’s take a look.
Natrelle Implant: The Basics
The Natrelle gummy implants are anatomically shaped breast implants that are filled with a highly cohesive silicone. This silicone contains more cross-linking within the gel than older forms of silicone implants, which mimics the look and movement of natural breasts better.
In addition to the more natural shape and movement of these implants, they are considered safer than other silicone options. This is because the gel holds together even if the shell of the implant ruptures. In fact, this is where the implant gets its gummy bear nickname; even if cut fully in half, the implant retains its shape.
Downsides of the Natrelle Implant
While it comes with plenty of benefits, there are some downsides to the Natrelle implant. These include:
- Texture: Due to their shape, these implants must have a textured surface. Depending on placement method, this can make the breasts feel less natural.
- Rotation: While not common, the implants may rotate. With other implants, repositioning can be done in office, but Natrelle implants require surgery.
- Incision: Depending on the size and model of Natrelle implant used, a longer incision may be needed due to the stiffness of the implant.
Ultimately, most patients will be happy with the results Natrelle implants offer, but like any cosmetic surgery option, they aren’t for everyone. To learn more about your options and determine which implants are right for your augmentation goals, schedule a consultation. Call the office at 813-872-6093 or reach out via our contact form.