Form Stable Cohesive Gel Breast Implants aka “Gummy Bear” Breast Implants
Dr. Carpenter has an enormous experience utilizing anatomic silicone breast implants. Selected as a clinical investigator prior to release of this new style of breast implants in the U.S., Dr. Carpenter performed over a thousand procedures, providing substantial clinical data that was utilized in release of the implant for general use in 2013. His experience with this implant is one of the largest in the U.S. and the results of the study were published by Dr. Carpenter and co-workers in 2016. Plastic surgeons from around the country visit Dallas to observe Dr. Carpenter performing breast surgery with the cohesive anatomic implants. Though similar to traditional round silicone gel breast implants, the cohesive anatomic implants require additional planning and skill in successful use. Accurate preoperative assessment and planning is mandatory, and operative technique is very precise in order to produce the expected outcome. These implants come in a variety of sizes and dimensions, with the optimum implant chosen to fit the individual patient’s anatomy. These implants are used extensively for breast reconstruction, and are now being employed more commonly for breast augmentation.