Cohesive Gel Breast Implants

Introduction

The Cohesive Gel Breast Implants is one of the new “modern implants”.  The implants, also known as the “gummy bear implant”, is a device whose fill is comprised of highly cross-linked, viscous silicone gel.

Unlike silicone gel from the early 1990s, the cohesive gel implant is not a liquid and is much more like a “gummy bear” or Jell-O®, in that if it is cut in half it simply stays there.


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Introduction

Procedure Details

Cohesive Silicone Gel Breast Implants (gummy bear breast implants) come in a variety of sizes and shapes, from round to tear drop.

Cohesive Silicone Gel Breast Implants (gummy bear breast implants) come in a variety of sizes and shapes, from round to tear drop.  The cohesive (“jello-like”) cross-linked nature of these breast implants makes them very popular as these don’t tend to ripple nor (visible creases) leak and feel more natural than saline or the older more liquid silicone gel breast implants.

The implants are generally placed through and under the breast, as they are moderate-to-large in size and will not fit through a tiny armpit, areolar or belly button incision. However, if you are selecting a cohesive gel implant that is under 290g, these are small enough for a stealth endoscopic trans-axillary (armpit) approach to be possible.

Cohesive Gel Breast Implant Size and Shapes

The advent of the cohesive gel implant over the past ten years has greatly increased the satisfaction of patients undergoing breast augmentation, as they are not prone to leaking, excessive or visible rippling, or spontaneous deflation, as their saline counterparts were.  The cohesive silicone gel breast implant is the most popular implant used today and well over 95% of patients, given the option, will choose a cohesive gel breast implant rather than a salt-water saline implant.

Dr. Mulholland will review with you the breast implants that will likely give you the most natural balance in figure, shape, and form.  However, at SpaMedica, you will also be able to select the specific implant that appeals to you the most with the VECTRA 3-D breast imaging station.

Patients who visit Dr. Mulholland can use the Vectra 3D imaging system to select preoperative the best breast implant size and shape for them.

Next Steps

If you have any questions regarding breast augmentation options with silicone implants, don’t hesitate to call us to schedule an appointment.