HAGERSTOWN, Md., Nov. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- For women considering breast augmentation, there are more choices than ever. From implant size and shape to incision technique and placement, patients can choose from a large variety of breast implant options that will determine the final look and feel of their augmented breasts—and advancements in technique and breast implant design have made the procedure safer and results more natural looking. Now, patients in the United States have yet another option to choose from: fifth generation highly cohesive silicone gel breast implants.
Fifth generation silicone gel breast implants are commonly referred to as "gummy bear implants" for their firm yet pliable consistency, similar to the popular gummy bear candy. For the right patient, these implants offer a safer, more natural looking and feeling alternative to saline or previous generations of silicone implants.
"It's an exciting time for both breast augmentation patients and plastic surgeons," says Dr. Henry Garazo, board certified plastic surgeon. "With modern implants, we are able to form truly natural looking and feeling breasts that complement an individual woman's natural anatomy—and gummy bear implants give us yet another option for achieving great results."
Available in either teardrop or round shapes, gummy bear implants are composed of a firm silicone outer shell that is pre-filled with highly cohesive silicone gel. This high-strength silicone gel is "form stable" and keeps its shape throughout the life of the implant, making them a particularly durable option: they have a lower risk of rupture and other complications than other breast implants.
While gummy bear implants offer a number of distinct advantages, Dr. Garazo emphasizes that it's important to work with a board certified plastic surgeon to determine if they are the right fit for you. "I've found that teardrop-shaped gummy bear implants are a wonderful option for women who have little natural breast tissue or who are looking for a very natural improvement in breast shape and size," he says. "However, women who are hoping for more fullness in the upper pole or a more augmented breast appearance may benefit from choosing a different type of implant."
Like traditional silicone breast implants, highly cohesive silicone gel implants are available in a variety of size, base shape, and profile options, allowing patients to choose just the right combination to achieve their desired look.
"Gummy bear implants can provide long-lasting, natural looking and feeling results for the right patient," Dr. Garazo states. "Working with a board certified plastic surgeon who has experience with highly cohesive silicone gel implants is the best way to ensure you are safe and your results will be beautiful."
About Dr. Henry F. Garazo: Plastic surgeon. Henry Garazo is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has been selected as one of America's Top Plastic Surgeons by the Consumers' Research Council of America for five consecutive years. He practices in his hometown of Hagerstown, Maryland, at The Galleria, 1140 Conrad Court, Hagerstown, Md., 21740-5905. Learn more at www.plasticsurgeryservices.net or read Dr. Garazo's reviews.
Media Contact: Dr. Henry F. Garazo, (301) 791-1800 or www.plasticsurgeryservices.net
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