On February 20, 2013, the FDA approved the Allergan Natrelle Style 410 highly cohesive gel breast implant. After more than 12 years of clinical trials in the United States, and almost 20 years of use in Europe and around the world, American women have access to these shaped, form stable breast implants. This approval follows almost a year after Sientra also received approval for their shaped high strength gel breast implants. These newer generation gel implants are designed to shape the breast, not merely add volume. They contain a more cohesive form of silicone gel, which resists folds and creases, allowing for more predictable and long lasting results. In addition, these shaped implants provide well trained surgeons the ability to select implants that can specifically correct mild asymmetries and other chest wall and breast deformities.
If a woman is looking specifically for a shaped highly cohesive gel implant, they should seek out a surgeon who has extensive experience using these implants. Dr. Glicksman has been using these implants for over 8 years in clinical trials and has been involved in developing the educational curricula to teach surgeons how to safely use these recently approved highly cohesive gel implants.