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What You Should Know About “Gummy Bear” Implants Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery

Best Plastic Surgeon 2021 - Grand Rapids Magazine Castle Connolly Top Doctor Realself Top 100 New Beauty
Best Plastic Surgeon 2021 - Grand Rapids Magazine Castle Connolly Top Doctor Realself Top 100 New Beauty Best Plastic Surgeon 2021 - Grand Rapids Magazine Castle Connolly Top Doctor Realself Top 100 New Beauty
Posted On: May 1, 2014

Chances are you've probably heard of breast augmentation and breast implants, they have been around for decades. The real question is: have you ever heard of Gummy Bear breast implants? Also known as the Natrelle 410 implants, the Gummy Bear implant is an alternative to round breast implants that are truer to the shape of a woman's breast. It is made of a highly cohesive gel and is an advancement in silicone gel technology.


These breast implants are the most advanced generation of silicone implants available today and have a consistency that was not previously available in any other type of implant. The gummy bear implants received their nickname because where most silicone gel implants have a consistency similar to honey; the Natrelle 410's have a consistency much like Gummy Bears.

The silicone in the gummy bear implant does not flow like most other implants. The form stays stable and has a tear-drop shape to look more natural to a woman's anatomy. It will maintain its shape in all positions because of the gel consistency. These implants are more natural looking than any other implant available today.


Grand Rapids plastic surgeon, Dr. Brad Bengtson, was one the select few Plastic Surgeons in the U.S. to offer the Natrelle 410 Gummy Bear implant. In February 2013 the FDA approved the implant and Dr. Bengtson had the privilege to develop and patent the Cohesive Gel Implant Selector tool all surgeons use along with his co-developers Dr. Adams and Teitelbaum. As the lead investigator in the FDA-approved study for the Allergan Natrelle implants, Dr. Bengtson had the privilege to develop the surgeon educational curriculum for Allergan. Also, upon approval from the FDA, Dr. Bengtson was selected to write the curriculum to educate Plastic Surgeons on how to use this implant. He is a National Leader in some of today's most innovative research in Plastic Surgery. Dr. Bengtson was also awarded two Tiffany Awards by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery for his work in High Resolution Ultrasound examining gel breast implants and his research in the differences between silicone gel and saline implants.


At Bengtson Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery, we understand that the way your implant feels is just important as the way it looks. The Gummy Bear implant has 96.5% satisfaction in the last 7 years. These implants are a great option for patients needing revision augmentation and breast reconstruction as the implant comes in several different heights and projections to fit all body types.


If you have ever wondered what you would look like after breast augmentation surgery, you can now get a glimpse at your future post-surgery body. The Bengtson Center offers new technology from the VECTRA 3D Imaging and Simulation System. This system provides a 3D visual image of your breasts and body to give you realistic expectations. Imagine that, you can visualize your own results before surgery.


Contact Dr. Brad Bengtson at the Bengtson Center for Aesthetics and Plastic surgery to see if the Gummy Bear implants are right for you.

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Are you ready to take the next step to a more beautiful you? Plastic Surgeons Dr. Bengtson and Dr. Alfonso, along with the team at The Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery, provide advanced plastic surgery and cosmetic treatment for patients from Grand Rapids, Birmingham, Detroit, and Kalamazoo, Michigan. We specialize in breast augmentation, breast implants, and tummy tuck surgery, as well as laser hair removal, Micro-Needling, BOTOX Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM, and other dermal fillers. Results may vary from person to person.