Modern science continues to innovate the field of plastic surgery, offering an array of breast augmentation options for women who want to enhance their appearance and boost their confidence. Let’s explore some of the recent advancements in breast implant technology.
Gummy Bear Implants
Gummy bear implants get their name from the candy, as they’re made of a cohesive silicone gel that holds its shape. Gummy bear implants are a popular breast augmentation option for women who are interested in an authentic look, feel and shape. Another benefit of the gummy bear implant is that it doesn’t wrinkle or ripple, unlike other types of implants.
Saline implants are empty when they are placed within the breast pocket, and are filled with the sterile saltwater solution after they’ve been safely inserted into the breast. However, silicone implants must be put in whole, and until recently, this approach could sometimes be challenging.
The Keller Funnel represents a breakthrough in breast augmentation technology.
The Keller Funnel allows for breast implants to be placed within the breast pocket via a no-touch technique. Because the funnel eliminates the risk of bacteria transmission, the chance for capsular contracture or other complications is significantly lower.
Different Incision Techniques
There are three types of incisions a plastic surgeon can make for breast augmentation: in the breast crease (inframammary), around the areola (periareolar) and through the armpit (transaxillary). Your options for breast augmentation incision will depend upon your unique anatomy, and your board-certified plastic surgeon can make recommendations for you about which approach can best help you achieve your appearance goals.
Dr. Scot Martin concentrates on breast enhancement and body contouring at his practice in Las Cruces, New Mexico. A nationally recognized plastic surgeon, Dr. Martin is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
He looks forward to meeting you and helping you become the best version of yourself possible.