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What is a Form Stable Implant?

In the past, there were only two types of breast implants available: silicone and saline. Now, an additional option has become available called a form stable implant.

A form stable implant is a type of silicone implant, and is also referred to as a gummy implant. The silicone gel that they are filled with is thicker than traditional silicone implants, which helps them to hold their shape. They also have a teardrop shape to better mimic the contour of a natural breast. Each of the major implant manufacturers makes form stable implants.

These implants were designed because people were concerned that the silicone gel in traditional silicone implants may ooze a bit if the implant ruptured. A form stable implant’s consistency is like JELL-O, and It’ll maintain its form. Therefore, it’s referred to as form stable.

Form stable implants require a slightly larger incision for the implants to be placed through. However, these implants offer many benefits, including less chance for capsular contracture due to their textured surface, and are less prone to wrinkling.

If you are interested in learning more about form stable implants in New York, contact us today at 212-257-3263 to schedule your consultation.

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