FDA Approved Allergan Natrelle 410 Breast Implants are Discussed by Dr. Stephen M. Lazarus of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Associates, P.A., Knoxville, TN

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Recently, the FDA approved a new gel implant also known to the media as gummy bear breast implants. Dr. Stephen M. Lazarus, Knoxville, TN plastic surgeon, discusses these ultra cohesive, silicone-based implants.

Stephen M. Lazarus, M.D.

The new Allergan Natrelle 410 breast implants offers an exciting option for augmentation patients.

The FDA has approved a new silicone gel breast implant, the Allergan Natrelle 410. Also called the “gummy bear” implant, the Natrelle 410 is a highly cohesive, form stable implant that is anatomically shaped. This “tear drop” shaped implant maintains its form under the breast because of its gummy bear candy consistency. Like other available gel implants, it is available for cosmetic breast augmentation in women at least 22 years of age and for post-mastectomy breast reconstruction.

Dr. Stephen Lazarus, a board certified plastic surgeon in Knoxville, TN, comments: “This implant provides another valuable option for the patient considering cosmetic or reconstructive breast surgery. Because of its unique characteristics, the Natrelle 410 will not be suitable for all patients. It is important for both patient and surgeon to understand the pros and cons.”

Dr. Lazarus, an Allergan certified provider of the new Natrelle 410, went on to say that choosing the appropriate breast implant requires evaluation of the patient’s expectations as well as the shape and anatomical characteristics of the breast. There are several key differences between the new 410 implant and the other available gel implants that will affect implant selection.

The stiffness of the 410 gel allows it to maintain the gentle slope of its tear drop shape in the upright position and minimizes the rippling effect associated with saline implants. However, the “gummy bear” stiffness may be a disadvantage to patients preferring a softer breast.

An advantage of the textured surface, form stable 410 gel is that it will stay where it is placed beneath the breast. Since the implant will not drop or “settle” like smooth surfaced gel or saline breast implants, patents with significant breast skin looseness and sagging are not candidates for the 410.

Surgical placement of the Natrelle 410 requires a precise surgical dissection to ensure a “hand-in-glove” fit. If the surgical space created is too large, the tear drop shaped implant could shift, producing a noticeable malposition. This is not a typical concern with round implants.

The length of the surgical incision for implant placement may be a concern for some patients. Saline implants, which are inflated after insertion, can be placed through various locations using a small surgical cut. The “regular” gels are pre-filled and require a somewhat longer incision. The “gummy bear” implants are pre-filled and very firm necessitating an even longer incision in the breast crease (inframammary fold) area.

To learn more about breast augmentation and your implant options, please visit the website of Dr. Stephen Lazarus at http://www.plasticsurgerymd.com or call for a complimentary consultation, (865) 588-1662.

Dr. Stephen M. Lazarus of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Associates, P.A., is an experienced and respected provider of breast augmentation procedures in Knoxville, TN. With the advantages of both safety and privacy, Dr. Lazarus performs breast augmentation and other cosmetic surgery procedures in his Tennessee certified and AAAASF accredited office based surgical suite.

Dr. Stephen M. Lazarus
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Associates, P.A.
801 Weisgarber Rd., Suite 500
Knoxville, TN 37909
(865) 588-1662

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