SOURCE: Aesthetic Plastic Surgical Institute

Aesthetic Plastic Surgical Institute

August 21, 2013 08:05 ET

Orange County Plastic Surgeon Highlights Benefits of Gummy Bear Breast Implants

Dr. Daniel Mills of the Aesthetic Plastic Surgical Institute Sheds Some Light on the Ideal Candidates for Cohesive-Gel Gummy Bear Breast Implants

LAGUNA BEACH, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 21, 2013) - In his recent blog post -- "Are Gummy Bear Breast Implants the Best Option Available?" -- Orange County plastic surgeon Daniel Mills, MD touches on whether or not the increasingly popular cohesive-gel implant is ideal for every breast augmentation patient. Although he concludes by noting that "no one implant is perfect for every patient," he does say he believes gummy bear breast implants can be an excellent option for the right patient.

According to Dr. Mills, the right patient for this fifth generation cohesive-gel implant is one whose "cosmetic goals align with the results these implants are designed to achieve." He says because of its highly-cohesive silicone gel composition (thicker than that of traditional silicone implants), gummy bear breast implants are typically able to better retain their shape and produce a more natural-looking aesthetic. For this reason, he adds that patients seeking more upper pole roundness or a much larger breast size are generally not the best candidates for this implant option.

As a participant in the implant's FDA trials prior to their approval, the Orange County plastic surgeon notes that gummy bear implants can offer several advantages over saline and silicone implants for the ideal candidate. Some of these benefits include:

  • A more natural look and feel
  • A reduced risk of capsular contracture (buildup of scar tissue around the implant)
  • A limited amount of silicone migration into the body should a rupture occur
  • The potential for the implant to last longer (which he estimates at 15-20 years)
  • The ability to be inserted through the armpit (transaxillary)

In the end, Dr. Mills asserts that every breast implant has its pros and cons, its advantages and disadvantages. He stresses that patients interested in breast augmentation should always seek guidance from a board-certified plastic surgeon who offers a comprehensive array of breast implant options, adding that doing so will help them to select the most effective implant for their specific needs and goals.

About Daniel Mills, MD, FACS

A graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Dr. Daniel Mills is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. At the Aesthetic Plastic Surgical Institute, he offers a wide range of plastic surgery procedures spanning from breast augmentation and tummy tuck surgery, to facelift surgery and nonsurgical medical spa treatments. Dr. Mills is the current treasurer for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, and the California Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is available for interview upon request.

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