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With so many choices in breast implants these days, how do you know whether the “gummy bear implant”, Mentor® MemoryShape Breast Implant, is the right option for you?

As with all breast implant choices, you and Dr. Colgrove will take into consideration your unique features, as well as your desired outcomes in order to give you the beautiful result you’re looking for. Here are some of the factors that may guide your decision:

Do you have a certain look in mind?

If teardrop-shaped implants are made to match the silhouette of a natural breast with more fullness at the bottom than at the top is the look you want, MemoryShape Breast Implants may be right for you. If you want a look that is more “round” at the top of your breast, discuss the option of MemoryGel® Round Breast Implants with your surgeon.

Is the feel of the breast implant most important to you?

MemoryShape Implants are filled with a highly cohesive silicone gel that helps the implant create a natural breast silhouette. Although this gel is pliant, it may feel firmer to you than your natural breast tissue, depending on your amount of tissue coverage. If the feel of your implant is a top priority, ask your surgeon about MemoryGel®Breast Implants. They are a round breast implant option that may have a slightly softer feel.

Do you have sufficient tissue coverage?

An important consideration in determining if MemoryShape Implants may be a good choice for you is the amount of breast tissue coverage you have. During your consultation, your surgeon will evaluate your breast tissue to determine if MemoryShape Implants are well suited to you.

Do you have an incision site preference?

When placing a breast implant, there are three common incision sites: around the nipple (periareolar), within the breast fold (inframammary) and underneath the arm (axillary). MemoryShape Implants may be placed using any of these incision sites. However, the most common incision site is within the breast fold. Shaped implants may require a larger incision than round implants.

What is gel cohesiveness and why is it important?

Gel cohesiveness is determined by the amount of cross-linking within the silicone gel filler. The more cross-linking, the more cohesive the gel and the more it helps to maintain its shape. As such, highly cohesive silicone gel filled breast implants are able to retain their molded, teardrop shape whereas MemoryGel® Implants (round) are more pliable.

MENTOR® MemoryShapeTM Breast Implants, a teardrop-shaped implant that balances shape and feel, are a wonderful new option to consider for either augmentation or reconstruction procedures. Dr. Robert Colgrove offers these innovative implants at Vinings Surgery Center.

Here’s a bit more about the MemoryShapeTM Implant, also commonly known as the “gummy bear implant”―what makes it unique and whether it’s an option for you.

Ultimately, Dr. Colgrove will help guide you to your ideal implant type, taking into consideration your body type and desired outcome. In the meantime, becoming informed is the best thing you can do.

Here are a few things that make the MENTOR® MemoryShapeTM Breast Implant different:

They’re trusted and proven. With more than 10 years of surgical use, and available in more than 70 countries worldwide, MemoryShapeTM Breast Implants are a leading choice for women who could benefit from an implant that helps create the natural shape of the breast.

They’re teardrop-shaped. MemoryShapeTM Implants are teardrop-shaped and made of a highly cohesive silicone gel that maintains the implant’s shape, and much like the silhouette of a natural breast, they gently slope to a full projection point in the lower portion of the implant. Also, a teardrop-shaped implant is thinner at the top, therefore it gradually blends into the upper chest.

Youthful firmness. The cohesive gel is formulated unlike any other to give your breasts a youthful feel.

Gentle texture. Each MemoryShapeTM Implant features SILTEX® Texture, a gentle imprinting process designed to help keep your implants in place.

Proven safety. After a decade of availability worldwide, MemoryShapeTM Implants, are FDA approved and available in the US.

Made in the USA. MemoryShapeTM is the only shaped implant that’s made in the USA.

Patient satisfaction. Women who had breast augmentation or reconstruction procedure with MemoryShapeTM Implants reported a three-fold increase in satisfaction scores, with improvements in self- esteem, appearance and quality of life.

Visit for more, and call 770-955-9000 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Colgrove.



If you’ve been thinking about having breast augmentation but you’re not sure just how it will change your look, here’s an innovative tool you can use right now to visualize your results.

Mentor’s 3D Visualizer uses a photo of yourself to create an example of how Mentor breast implants may transform your body. (Actual results may vary, of course. Please be sure to discuss with Dr. Colgrove your specific surgical expectations.) You also can see a sample before-and-after transformation to illustrate how the Visualizer works.

Let us know what you think of this tool, and when you’re ready to talk about the next steps in your process, give us a call at 770-955-9000 to schedule a consultation.



October is a month of opportunities at Vinings Surgery Center. Patients and prospective patients have the chance to educate themselves about breast augmentation and share their experiences and inspiration all month long.

The Mentor Refer A Friend Program rewards patients for telling friends about their breast augmentation at Vinings Surgery Center. Patients can receive a $50 American Express® Gift Card for each of as many as five friends who have breast augmentation surgery with Mentor breast implants. This is a great way for patients to share their great results and inspiration with the women in their lives.

Also, everyone is invited to join Dr. Robert Colgrove and his staff at Vinings Surgery Center on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 12:30 p.m. for an informational seminar focusing on breast augmentation.

During the seminar, Dr. Colgrove will offer in-depth information about the procedure and will be available for personal consultations and evaluations. He and the staff will answer questions and address concerns, while providing you with all the information you need to make your decision about breast augmentation.

Dr. Colgrove is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has practiced in this Atlanta area for more than 20 years. His surgical skills have produced many satisfied clients, most of whom return to him for additional procedures.

This event is free, with space limited. Please call (770) 955-9000 to reserve your spot and for more information. Visit to learn more about Vinings Surgery Center.

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