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NY Surgeon Dr. Mark D. Epstein Speaks Out About New Gummy Bear Implants

With summertime approaching, many patients who have been contemplating breast augmentation surgery are now weighing the pros and cons of their breast implant options. New York plastic surgeon Dr. Mark D. Epstein weighs in on one of the most recent breast implants to receive FDA approval, the gummy bear implant.

Stony Brook, NY, April 14, 2014 --(PR.com)-- NY Surgeon Dr. Mark D. Epstein Speaks Out About New Gummy Bear Implants

New York plastic surgeon Dr. Mark D. Epstein weighs in on the benefits of the newly available gummy bear implants.

With summertime approaching, many patients who have been contemplating breast augmentation surgery are now weighing the pros and cons of their breast implant options. New York plastic surgeon Dr. Mark D. Epstein weighs in on one of the most recent breast implants to receive FDA approval, the gummy bear implant.

Officially known as Allergan’s Natrelle 410 Highly Cohesive Anatomically Shaped Silicone-Filled Breast Implant, the implant got its “gummy bear” nickname as a result of its soft, smooth and jelly-like feel. Although it was only approved by the FDA last year, the gummy bear implant has been available and widely used in Europe, Canada and Asia for more than a decade.

"The Natrelle 410 shaped gel implant’s recent FDA approval marks the first time we are able to use them in the United States," says Dr. Mark D. Epstein, who practices at the Center for Aesthetic Surgery, located in Stony Brook, NY. “This unique implant is a much-needed new option for women who are unhappy with the size, appearance or shape of their breasts."

“This implant’s distinct shape and contour provides patients with a number of various advantages,” Dr. Epstein explains. “Most notably, the Natrelle 410 implant’s profile more closely resembles the curve of a woman's natural breasts."

Unlike traditional round silicone or saline implants, gummy bear implants come in a teardrop shape, which is preferred among women who are looking to undergo a breast augmentation procedure but still want their bustline to look “real”.

The implant's design and shape-retaining consistency are specially designed to have a form that lends a more natural appearance and slope to the patient's breasts. Gummy bear implants come in different sizes and with a textured shell, or exterior, which helps the shaped implants remain in their intended position. The Natrelle 410 implant’s design also makes it ideal for breast reconstruction and revision surgery.

To learn more about Allergan’s Natrelle 410 implant, various implant options and the breast augmentation surgery techniques that Dr. Epstein incorporates to make results look as natural as possible, contact his office at 631-689-1100 or http://www.breastimplantslongisland.com.

About Dr. Epstein

Dr. Mark Epstein is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon practicing in Stony Brook, New York. A graduate of the State University of New York Health Sciences Center at Brooklyn, he completed his internship and residency training in General Surgery at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, also serving as Chief Resident. He has completed clinical fellowships in Reconstructive Microsurgery, Hand Surgery, and Microsurgery and holds certifications from the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery, as well as a Certificate of Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand.

Dr. Mark D. Epstein's Center for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery can be reached at 631-689-1100 or http://www.breastimplantslongisland.com.
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