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Cohesive Gel Implants Will Soon Become Available For Unrestricted Use Within The United States

The FDA is running clinical trials on the cohesive gel implant. Europe and most of the rest of the world has had access to the cohesive gel implants for the last twenty years.

The Unites States market has finally gotten a hold of the cohesive gel implant. Europe along with the rest of the world has had access to the implants for the last twenty years (since the 90’s). The cohesive gel implant has proven to be safer than other implants and is making a stance in the U.S. market. The FDA is currently conducting a thorough clinical trial on the cohesive gel implant, thus making it available to only a select minority of American women seeking breast augmentation surgery. It be several years before the cohesive implant will be available to the average American woman.

Cohesive breast implants are becoming increasingly popular in the U.S. market despite the fact that they haven't yet been approved for unrestricted use by the FDA.  Saline implant and silicone gel implant manufacturers are taking note of the cohesive gel implants popularity. The cohesive gel implant's popularity is a direct result of several design traits, most notably its imperviousness to rupture and silicone gel leakage.

The cohesive gel implant is different because of its gel consistency. The implant is basically a solid mass of cohesive gel; it is not a liquid. If you were to stab traditional silicone implant, it would leak silicone gel from the ruptured section of its exterior shell. If you were to stab one of the new cohesive gel implants, it would maintain its form and not leak its filler.

Since it is a solid gel, the cohesive implant must be produced in an anatomically correct shape. When the implant is placed inside the breast pocket it will mimic the slope of a real breast. It's believed that the cohesive gel implant can maintain its shape indefinitely, making it impervious to the effects of both time and gravity.

Breast implants are subject to an uncommon condition called capsular contracture. If this condition occurs, the body will form a hard layer of scar tissue around each implant. Cohesive gel implants tend to avoid the formation of capsular contracture. Although it is not exactly known why, it is thought to be because of the cohesive implant's solid gel design or possibly because its exterior textured shell prevents the formation of scar tissue.

Every implant carries a certain level of risk for surgical scarring. However, the cohesive gel implant carries a significantly higher level of scarring than either saline or traditional silicone gel implants. The reason why is because cohesive implants are a solid mass of gel and require larger incisions to insert the implant into the breast pocket (they cannot be squeezed through a small incision). Thus, larger incisions equate to a higher potential for larger scarring.

Cohesive gel implants have earned the nickname Gummy Bear Implants because of their texture and feel which is very similar to that of a piece of Gummy Bear candy. The term Cohesive Gel Implant is used interchangeably with the term Gummy Bear Implant.

A concern among women with anatomically shaped breast implants is implant rotation. Although the texture of the cohesive gel implant makes it unlikely rotation will occur, if implant rotation does occur the woman will want to undergo corrective surgery as soon as possible.

To find out more information about cohesive implants visit a licensedFree Reprint Articles, board certified plastic surgeon that specializes in breast augmentation. The content in this article should not be considered medical advice. Visit a practicing plastic surgeon within your state to find out more about approved breast implant devices.

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