One of the newest types of breast implants is Allergan’s shaped gel implant called the Natrelle® 410. Technically named “Natrelle® 410 Highly Cohesive Anatomically Shaped Silicone-Filled Breast Implant,” these implants became FDA approved in February 2013.
Allergan manufactures these implants to be shaped similar to a natural breast and filled with a thicker gel that maintains its shape over time.
The Natrelle 410 implants are teardrop shaped, which means they look more like real breasts than other implants. They are shaped with a gradually tapered slope to “mirror a woman’s real curves,” unlike traditional round implants that provide a fuller upper breast contour. They are designed with textured silicone shells and are less likely to move around in the breast pocket after insertion.
Highly Cohesive Gel Filler
These new implants are made of a highly cohesive silicone gel that has more cross-linking compared to other silicone gel implants. This results in a firmer gel that holds together and has a significantly lower rate of capsular contracture (tightening of scar tissue that causes the breast to harden) and an extremely low rate of implant wrinkling or rippling. Since the Natrelle 410 implants are less “liquid-like” than than regular silicone implants, they are able to maintain their original shape and fullness over time while still feeling soft and natural to the touch.
If you are considering breast augmentation surgery and live near Pasadena, we welcome you to contact our board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Martin O’Toole. To schedule your consultation with Dr. O’Toole, please call (626) 689-7800 or fill out our online contact form today.