Dr Franckle Now Offering Gummy Bear Implants

After much anticipation, Allergan’s 410 highly cohesive silicone gel-filled implant (aka the ‘gummy bear implant’) has been approved for use in the United States by the FDA.  What does this mean for you? This means that you now have one more option to choose from when planning your breast augmentation procedure.

With all the breast implant options out there, how do I know which one is right for me?

 This question is best explored during your consultation with Dr. Franckle.  Generally speaking, there are three options we now have saline round, silicone-gel filled round implants or the new anatomic teardrop-shaped implants (known as ‘gummy bear implants’).  All of these implants share several important characteristics. First, they are all great at achieving a fuller, more shapely breast. Second, they are not expected to last a lifetime.  In fact, the FDA labeling states an expected life of ten years.  This does not mean that they ‘expire’ and will need to be changed at that time.  This means the manufacturer and the FDA have agreed that the expected life of these devices is about ten years. Third and most importantly, there is generally high satisfaction among women with breast implants regardless of which type is chosen.

There are some minor differences between them, however.  Silicone gel filled implants require periodic screening tests to check for rupture.  Saline, on the other hand, typically goes completely flat soon after leaking.  You do not need a special trip to radiology to notice this change!  Saline implants tend to have more visible wrinkles in some body types, whereas silicone gel filled implants typically have much less noticeable to no wrinkles.  Finally, some women feel that silicone gel filled implants feel more natural than saline implants.  This may be related to the woman’s body type and breast age.

Learn more about Saline versue Silicone here

Why choose the new 410 Highly Cohesive Gel (Gummy Bear) Implants?

The reason we are so excited about this new anatomically shaped teardrop implant is that it offers a premium leap in the finished look of the breast.  Round implants tend to offer a considerable amount of upper breast fullness (that overly full look toward the top of your chest).  This can be a bit troublesome when attempting to increase a cup size by two or more sizes, especially in thinner patients.  The upper portion of the breast can give the impression of spilling out of the bra, not always the look sought after by many women.

The new gummy bear implants have a teardrop shape, maintained by the more highly cross-linked filling compared with round breast implants.  The gummy bear implant is designed to more closely mimic the shape of a natural breast. It is available in many different dimensions, in comparison to the simple round implant, which allows it to be more precisely sized for a woman’s unique chest wall and breast shape.  This is a significant advantage in achieving just the right size and shape while remaining natural in appearance.

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Meet Dr. William Franckle Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

We know that you have many options when choosing a plastic surgeon. Dr. Franckle and his staff are dedicated to providing you with a caring and professional surgical experience. Time and time again our patients credit Dr. Franckle’s expertise and the kindness of our staff as the reason for choosing our practice. Dr. Franckle is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ASPS), the only board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties to certify surgeons in the practice of plastic surgery. Attention to detail, meticulous skill, and an artistic eye make Dr. Franckle an expert in such procedures as rhinoplasty (nose job), breast augmentation (breast implants), abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), facelift, and non-surgical treatments (Botox and injectable fillers).

Dr. William Franckle Testimonials

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With the launch of our plastic surgery services comes some friendly new team members! Meet Devin, our lead cosmetic concierge. She's with you from start to finish, making sure you have a 10/10 experience with us. Click our link in bio to book your *complimentary* consultation #VivaEve ...

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A better body after a baby is possible: and we're excited to help you get it. At #VivaEve, we believe women’s health is all-encompassing, and unique to each person through all stages of womanhood. That's why we are introducing plastic surgery services. Getting back to your body shouldn’t be an uphill battle. We're offering a wide array of cutting-edge cosmetic procedures to meet your needs, led by our renowned board-certified surgeons. Make an appointment today! ...

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"If you think you have to go to a big city like NY or Miami for a top plastic surgeon, think again. Dr Franckle is an amazing surgeon and will go to great lengths to make sure you are happy with your results! I am 57 years old and had a lower facelift and fat transfer in my cheeks and couldn't be happier! Thank you so much Dr. Franckle and your wonderful staff!" - Face lift and fat transfer patient

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Breast Reduction Before and After⁠

Height: 5’0″ Weight: 126 lbs⁠
Age: 28 years old⁠
Pre Procedure Bra Size: 34DDD⁠
Post Procedure Bra Size: 34B⁠
Procedure: Bilateral reduction mammoplasty. 223 grams was removed from the left breast and 239 grams was removed from the right breast.⁠

This patient visited our office with a grade 3 ptosis, her nipple was falling well below the natural fold of the breast. She was also experiencing back, neck and shoulder pain due to the size of her breasts.⁠

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