Primary Cohesive gel Breast implant surgery starts at $9,999. Revision Breast Augment surgery starts at $14,999.
Patients typically return to work and light activities after one week. This is enough time for the initial postoperative soreness to subside. It can take up to 6 months for swelling to completely subside, implants to settle and final results to be visible. However, most breast implant patients are quite happy at 3 weeks and very happy, bikini ready at 6 weeks.
The cohesive gel breast implant procedure lasts between 1 – 2 hours.
Cohesive Gel Breast Implants, also known as ‘gummy bear implants’, are a modern implant that gives a superior natural finish when compared to traditional round-breast implants.
The strong, cohesive silicone gel used is more stable than traditional silicone implants and creates a ‘tear-drop’ appearance, when standing, which mimics the natural shape and feel of breasts.
The gummy bear implants are an ideal option for those looking to create larger and perkier breasts with a natural finish or improve symmetry.
There is no specific trait that defines a “good” cohesive gel breast implant candidate, just a shared desire to improve the appearance of their breast.
Ideal candidates should be in good physical and mental health, have no historical problems with general anesthesia and not suffer from any breast disease. As with any cosmetic procedure, patients should have reasonable expectations on the outcome.
Breasts will regain their lost volume, leading to a bust that looks fuller and firmer.
Cohesive Gel Breast Implants hold their shape longer than other types of implants.
Cohesive gel implants look and feel more like breast tissue than traditional silicone or saline implants.
Breast implant procedures are designed to revitalize appearance and boost self-confidence.
SpaMedica takes every precaution to ensure the surgery is seamless without infection.
Our VECTRA 3D breast imaging system ensures patients select the right size and projection.
Noticeable scarring is eliminated by using a skilled, reputable surgeon such as Dr. Mulholland.
Nerve damage can make the nipples more or less sensitive. Usually temporary but can be permanent.
Dr. Mulholland is one of the world’s leaders in aesthetic plastic surgery and has an excellent reputation for delivering natural, beautiful cohesive gel breast implant results. By choosing Dr. Mulholland, you choose one of the most pre-eminent and recognized faces of plastic surgery.
To ensure patients select the best sized implant for their figure, Dr. Mulholland and SpaMedica utilize the VECTRA® 3-D breast imaging station which allows patients to see how the implants will affect their figure, shape and form, before the surgery. This “try before you buy” technique is extremely popular and takes away the fear of the unknown, giving a clear representation of the results one can expect.
Some breast augment patients opt for a fat grafting to the breast for their augmentation. Although Fat grafting does not give the ability for large volume enhancements you do get to combine the liposuction harvesting and donor site contour improvements.
Dr. Mulholland or Dr. Bell will discuss the three different implant placement options with the patient during an initial consultation: subglandular (under the breast gland but on top of the muscle), sub-pectoral (completely under the pectoralis muscle), and dual plane, (under the gland in the lower breast pole and under the pectoralis muscle in the upper pole).
Cohesive silicone gel implants are generally placed through and under the breast (inframammary), as they are moderate-to-large in size and will not fit through an armpit, areola, or belly button incision. However, cohesive gel implants under 290g are small enough that a stealth endoscopic trans-axillary (armpit) approach is possible.
The procedure begins with Dr. Mulholland or Dr. Bell meeting with the patient again and confirming the implant size and goals. The surgeon then marks the incision with the patient, and an anesthesiologist administers general anesthesia. Once the incision is made, the pocket is created before the implants are carefully inserted. The incisions are then expertly closed to minimize any scarring.
Two weeks before the breast augmentation surgery, patients should stop drinking alcohol, stop smoking and stop taking aspirin/ibuprofen. These temporary lifestyle adjustments are advised to ensure the recovery period is as short as possible.
Preparing your home space for your recovery period by stocking up on food, arranging loose-fitting clothes and organizing any support you need from friends and family are other ways you can improve the recovery period.
The day before your surgery, wash your body and hair with antibacterial soap, take any medication prescribed to you, and don’t eat or drink for eight hours prior.
When you wake up from your cohesive gel breast implant surgery, it’s normal to feel some soreness and discomfort. This postoperative discomfort will last for 2-3 days and is controlled with pain relief prescribed by our nursing team.
Patients return home with a snug fitting bra-compression garment designed to reduce swelling. The surgeon will provide detailed instruction of how long this garment needs to be worn for.
After the Surgery: Patient goes home with a compression garment to reduce swelling.
Week 1: Patient may return to work. Light exercise such as walking is encouraged to aid recovery.
Week 2: Sutures are removed, and noticeable swelling and discomfort should subside completely.
Month 1: The patient may resume participating in strenuous activities, such as sports by 6 weeks.
Cohesive gel breast implant procedures will not be felt due to general anesthesia. While patients will incur some post-operative swelling and discomfort, there will be no extreme or long-term pain.
Cohesive gel implants and silicone implants are soft, form stable and both maintain their shape if cut in half. Where they differ, is their texture. Cohesive gel implants have a firmer feel than traditional silicone implants, which are more liquid. Liquid silicone is no longer used.
Cohesive gel breast implants (gummy bear implants) are comprised of a silicone elastomer shell that is filled with cohesive silicone gel.
Yes. Cohesive gel implants are designed to lock into place in the breast pocket over time, but, your SpaMedica post op nurses will show you how to massage your implants into the pocket.
It can take months for swelling to fully subside and as a result, it can take between 3-6 months for the cohesive gel implants to settle, soften and feel more natural. Allow several months to pass before assessing results. Most patients are quite happy at 12 weeks and very happy at 24 weeks.
Cohesive gel implants last longer and are less prone to leaking than traditional implants. Breast implant manufacturers warranty your implants for life.
Despite it’s highly cohesive nature which holds shape and stands unaffected by gravity, the gummy bear implant has a soft yet firm feel. When you are hugging someone or intimate your breasts will feel quite natural.
Gummy bear implants are completely safe and are FDA and Health Canada approved.