Recently, gummy bear implants have been FDA-approved and are gaining popularity in the world of plastic surgery. As these implants become more prevalent, it is best to know what advantages they have over other types of implants.
What are they made of?
Contrary to what their name suggests, gummy bear implants are not made of the same material that makes up those colorful candied bears. Rather, they are comprised of a solid outer silicone shell that contains a cohesive silicone gel. Although silicone and gummy bear breast implants are both made of a cohesive silicone gel, gummy bear implants are made of a thicker, more form-stable substance. Both do not leak when ruptured, although gummy bear implants may prove to have lower rupture rates.
Unlike its saline and silicone predecessors, the semi-solid material inside gummy bear implants allows the manufacturers to build teardrop-shaped implants. Standard breast implants are softer than gummy bear implants, which do feel firmer. However, the thickness of the new gummy bear breast implants may reduce the chances of implant rippling and wrinkling.
Although gummy bear implants offer certain advantages over saline and silicone implants, it does not mean that they are superior to them. In fact, many of my patients undergo breast augmentation and choose either saline or cohesive silicone gel implants. The type of implant to be used for breast augmentation will be decided based on individual circumstances and preferences.
If you would like to improve the size of your breasts, please contact my Scottsdale practice at (480) 890-0600 today. I look forward to discussing your implant options during your initial consultation.