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					FAQ’s about Natrelle® 410 Style Form Stable “Gummy
Bear” Breast Implants

What are Natrelle® 410 style form stable “gummy bear style” breast
implants? The Natrelle® 410 style form stable implants are the newest generation of
implant: A more cohesive, sticky inner gel made to have less wrinkling and rippling,
longer lasting shells and a more natural-looking shape. The 410 implants are presently
investigational, meaning they are in clinical trials as part of the process to gain approval
by the U.S. FDA.

Why might I choose Natrelle® 410 style form stable “gummy bear”
breast implants? Today breast implants consistently increase the size of your
breasts and bring your body into better proportion. The result for many women includes
enhanced self-confidence and a more positive body image. Natrelle® 410 style form
stable “gummy bear style” breast implants provide a natural looking shape and feel for
your breast, have minimal implant palpability with a “one-breast feel” and have
approximately 200 different size options, allowing for selection of a specific implant
based uniquely on a patient’s anatomy and desires.

Who is a candidate for Natrelle® 410 style form stable “gummy bear
style” breast implants? Although the mean age is about 35, women of various ages
from 18-60 for many different reasons elect breast implants, including Natrelle® 410
style form stable “gummy bear style” breast implants. Breast asymmetry from birth, lack
of proportional development, loss of volume after babies and sagginess that may develop
from gravity may all be reasons for choosing breast enhancement. These factors
generally define good candidates for breast augmentation procedures:

   •   You can clearly define why you want the surgery
   •   You understand what breast implant surgery can and cannot accomplish
   •   You accept the risks of breast surgery and your responsibilities as a patient
   •   You are healthy, emotionally secure and you’re stable
   •   You accept that you will need to make healthy lifestyle choices to maintain the
       results achieved by breast surgery
   •   You do not have major breast sagginess
   •   You have realistic expectations and are willing to accept minor asymmetries




           Bradley P. Bengtson, M.D., F.A.C.S | 616.588.8880 | www.bengtsoncenter.com
What should I know about surgery with Natrelle® 410 style form
stable “gummy bear style” breast implants?

   •   Breast augmentation is performed on an out-patient basis
   •   The placement of Natrelle® 410 style form stable “gummy bear style” breast
       implants may be beneath your breast tissue, partially beneath the pectoral or
       chest muscle, or a combination of the two
   •   The incision pattern for your surgery will be discussed with you during your
       consultation. Scars are normal after surgery and are generally concealed in the
       breast crease
   •   Breast augmentation is performed under general anesthesia
   •   Return to normal activities of daily living is usually between 24-48 hours with
       minimal restrictions. Full sports activity - running, jogging, high impact aerobics
       is usually 4 weeks
   •   You will need a capable adult with you for 24 hours after surgery
   •   Weight loss/gain or pregnancy can change your results and normal aging and
       gravity are always at play and may affect your outcomes throughout life
   •   All surgeries carry risks and these along with the trade-offs of implant type,
       incision approaches and implant selection which will be fully discussed with you
       during your consultation


Research and Innovation

Dr. Bengtson is recognized as one of the leading clinical investigators in the United
States with the Natrelle 410 Silicone “Gummy Bear” gel implant – look into if you are a
candidate Dr. Bengtson has nationally supported research looking into the high
resolution ultrasound and gel breast implants. To learn if you are a good candidate for
the 410 Silicone “Gummy Bear” style implant call our office. In general you need to meet
these criteria:
                   o Be a female 18 years of age or older
                   o Have a condition appropriate for breast augmentation,
                       reconstruction, or revision
                   o Have adequate tissue available to cover the implant(s)
                   o Be willing to sign the Informed Consent document which gives you
                       information about your breast implants and confirms your
                       commitment to follow study requirements and acceptance of the
                       potential risks involved


          Bradley P. Bengtson, M.D., F.A.C.S | 616.588.8880 | www.bengtsoncenter.com
   Dr. Bengtson has many studies looking into 3D photography and
    simulation of your before and after results
   Dr. Bengtson is one of the global leaders of Acellular Dermal Matrix such
    as Alloderm and Strattice for breast augmentation secondary revision
    surgery




Bradley P. Bengtson, M.D., F.A.C.S | 616.588.8880 | www.bengtsoncenter.com

				
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