The following information is the Informed Consent that patients received when they were entered into the McGhan Style Cohesive Silicone Breast Implant Study for silicone breast implants. As you can see, women are much more informed regarding the risks and benefits of breast implants. The breast implant study information provided here is very thorough, and informative. This Patient Informed Consent gives you the information about your participation in this study. Please read this information carefully and ask your plastic surgeon for clarification on medical terms or any other issues or concerns you may have before signing this form. Your signature verifies that you have been given an opportunity to read all of the information in the consent and that you have received a copy of this form.
Breast Implant Recall: What You Need to Know
Sientra Silicone Gummy Bear Implants - Breast Enlargement
Teitelbaum is one of the most knowledgeable surgeons in the world about cohesive breast implants, known more commonly as "the gummy bear breast implant. He has used over of these gummy bear breast implants in Los Angeles , and has followed them closely in his own patients since He completed more breast augmentations with the Natrelle Style breast implant in than any other surgeon in the United States. He developed training materials for the manufacturers of these breast implants to teach other surgeons how to use these implants. And he has taught hundreds of other surgeons how to use these implants at instructional courses on five continents. Actually, these implants have been available in much of the world since The U.
Gummy Bear Implants
Background: Since the first generation of breast implants, major design innovations, including consistency of the gel, palpability and thickness of the shell, and barrier materials in the shell, have been introduced. Surgeons have not had metrics to assess and compare available implants. Methods: Research at independent laboratories included 4 tests: gel elasticity the gel's ability to retain its shape , gel compression fracture the resistance to permanent gel deformation , gel-shell peel the integration of the gel with shell as a cohesive unit , and morphological analysis. Among shaped implants, Allergan experienced the least gel elasticity 3. Sientra's round
They are considered form-stable — and like gummy bears — because they hold their shape even when the implant shell is broken. The gel inside is thick, rather than liquid. Because they hold their form, gummy bear implants are made to a shape, either round or teardrop-shaped tapered at the top and with more of a projection at the bottom. They add volume to the breasts while leaving them naturally soft to the touch.