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Choose Your High Fill Breast Implants in Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids plastic surgeon Dr. Brad Bengtson discusses modern implant shapes, sizes, and brands—including the Natrelle® 410 style (anatomically shaped and also known as Gummy Bear) and the Natrelle Inspira® round gel implant—for breast augmentation patients. He also demonstrates the stability, strength, and cohesiveness of gel-filled implants.

There are seemingly countless breast implant options these days, which is great for any woman looking to make a choice that suits her unique augmentation goals, anatomy, breast type, and lifestyle. One of the most recent additions to the product lineup from Natrelle® is known as INSPIRA. Grand Rapids' Bengtson Center has one of the largest current number of patients in the United States with this advanced implant, designed specifically to increase fullness and provide additional fill of the upper breast.


Considering the wide selection of implants to choose from, including hundreds of INSPIRA variations alone, plastic surgeon Dr. Brad Bengtson works with each patient to select an implant that matches her goals and breast type. This process involves a thorough but comfortable consultation and exploration of the sizes, shapes, styles, and types of implants available. Many women find what they're looking for with INSPIRA, thanks to the implants' higher fill volumes, less inherent rippling, and modern breast shaping ability.

Who is a Good Candidate for INSPIRA Implants?

Women who are looking for a more round upper pole and full look via breast augmentation may want to consider INSPIRA implants, because these implants have what is known as a higher fill volume, adding a noticeable increase to the upper pole of the breast. This makes INSPIRA a good choice for women who are looking to restore volume lost after pregnancy, are seeking revision surgery to alter the results of a previous breast augmentation, or are thin. All of these patient types share a common theme of having more thin skin with less fat. The higher fill volume shows less inherent implant rippling.

Note that women who receive INSPIRA implants for cosmetic purposes must be at least 22 years old. Patients should also be free from any infections at the time of their surgery, should not be pregnant, and should avoid smoking before and after the procedure to keep their body as healthy as possible for ideal outcomes.

Dr. Bengtson and one of his colleagues have assisted Allergan in the development of the Gel Certification Training for INSPIRA and Style 410 shaped implants for plastic surgeons in the United States. Surgeons must complete this training before being certified to use these new devices for the first time. Dr Bengtson also was the lead designer of the Style 410 highly cohesive “gummy bear implant” certification program prior to this implant launch in February 2013.

What Makes INSPIRA Implants Different?

INSPIRA breast implants are filled with a thick silicone gel and have a higher fill ratio (over 92 percent) than other standard options available from Natrelle®. With a higher fill, the possibility of implant rippling and potential rupture is reduced, with less rubbing or friction on itself, and the breasts themselves appear to be rounder and may have greater projection.

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Many women prefer the gel found in INSPIRA implants because of its more natural feel compared to the saline-filled devices. Silicone gel is also a more stable fill than saline.

All silicone implants made by Natrelle®, including INSPIRA, are made with "barrier shell technology," which is an advanced method of keeping the gel in place inside the implant, where it belongs, versus silicone molecules passing through the shell.

The breast implants range in size from 110cc to 610 cc with "low profile" options, or the 200cc to 800cc "extra-full profile" models typically used in reconstruction. At the Bengtson Center, Dr. Bengtson utilizes tissue-based planning and the Vectra imaging system to help assess a patient's breast dimensions, then use these measurements to help guide implant selection. It's important to select a size, shape, and material that will work with your body to create a natural, proportional look.

To that end, Natrelle® offers more than just its INSPIRA line. There are also anatomical breast implants available. These Style 410 shaped implants are teardrop shaped with a tapered upper pole and more closely mimic a breast's natural shape and proportions.

Learn more about INSPIRA today!

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