In February 20, 2013, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration approved the release of the Natrelle® 410 Highly Cohesive Anatomically Shaped Silicone-Gel Filled Breast Implant, in the United States. Commonly referred to as the “Gummy Bear” implant, the Natrelle® 410 is designed not only to mirror the natural shape, contour, and feel of a woman’s breast, but is also designed to stay in place and hold its shape even if cut in half.
However, amid all the buzz and excitement surrounding the new FDA approved breast implant, many consumers don’t know that only a select few in the U.S. and namely the San Diego area, will actually have access to it. That is because only plastic surgeons certified by the implants manufacture, Allergan, Inc., can offer them to their patients.
Dr. Carlos O. Chacon is among the few and the first of doctors certified and approved to offer the new implant.
“Being certified to offer an implant of this type proves how imperative it is that one understands the nuances in placing a shaped breast implant, like the Natrelle® 410,” said Dr. Chacón.
According to the implants manufacturer, Allergan, Inc., the Natrelle® 410 Shaped Gel Implant is the #1 surgeon-selected shaped gel implant in Europe and Canada. Its coveted “gummy bear” consistency is also highly sought after by those in the market for a breast augmentation, as it is thought to be a safer option than the silicone implants of the past, that can also provide longer lasting results.
“Having worked with so many types of implants, the shape of an implant is no replacement for the surgical technique and aesthetic artistry required to provide patients with breasts that both look and feel more natural. Shaped implants do give patients the added benefit of choosing an implant that best suits their preference and personal goals,” added Dr. Chacón.