The Natrelle 410 implant by Allergan is an anatomical or tear-drop shaped implant represents a significant advance in the science of breast implants. These silicone filled devices are filled with a highly cohesive silicone gel that is ‘form-stable’. Form-stable means that the unique breast shape is kept by the silicone substance itself and not the outside covering. Many people use the term ‘gummy bear’ to describe this form of silicone. In all previous implants, the shape of the device and therefore the shape surgeons were imparting into women’s breasts were dictated by the outer shell. To maintain the unique tear-drop shape, the silicone gel is slightly firmer than that of a standard silicone gel implant. This implant was initially developed in the 1990’s and has been in use around the world for about twenty years. The Natrelle 410 is the #1 surgeon selected anatomic implant in Europe and Canada. Several hundred thousand women around the world have these implants. In February, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave approval to the Allergan 410 implant for use in this country. Prior to having access to this implant, surgeons must be trained and certified to use it by Allergan. These implants are the most extensively studied breast implant ever. Many research studies on this device support this implant as having the best safety profile of all breast implants.
Dr. Staebel has utilized these implants in numerous patients and feels they are an excellent option for women seeking breast augmentation yet desire a more naturally shaped breast. For more information click the link below.