About Cohesive Implants
Cohesive breast implants, otherwise known as The Inamed Style 410 Implant were invented in the early 1990s, and have been used throughout the world for about 10 years. These implants were originally created with two purposes in mind: First, to make a longer- lasting implant, and second, to make an implant that would maintain a more attractive and predictable shape.
The goal in maintaining the natural shape of the breast is achieved in two distinct ways. Most importantly, it is achieved by making the gel more cohesive or firm, so that it is less liquid-like and more solid than other silicone gel implants. For this reason, they are also known as the "gummy bear implants". If a cohesive implant is cut in half, there is no gross movement of gel, and the implant maintains its shape. That means that in any position, the implant maintains its profile and should not fold, which in turn allows it to maintain a particular shape. Secondly, maintaining the natural shape of the breast is achieved by the unique tear drop shape that the cohesive breast implant anatomically mirrors. A breast projects more at the bottom than at the top. Therefore, it makes sense for an implant to be shaped that way. The thinner the implant is at the top, the more gradually and naturally it will feather into the upper chest, making itself less conspicuous.
As these uniquely designed implants are currently not FDA approved, Dr. Gross has been one of the few chosen Board Certified Plastic Surgeons to conduct a FDA approved clinical study. The trials are open to patients seeking a first time augmentation, a revision of a breast augmentation, or breast reconstruction following mastectomy. If you or someone you know is interested or have any questions regarding the Style 410 implant please call 818-790-2280 and ask for either Janel or Lynn.
Pasadena plastic surgeon John Gross offers breast augmentation using saline breast implants and silicone breast implants. View breast augmentation before and after photos. Learn more about breast implants, the placement of the implant, incision site and more. For breast augmentation in Pasadena call 626-792-1222 for a consultation or contact us via email.