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Are Gummy Bear Implants Right for You?

Are Gummy Bear Implants Right for You?

If you're about to undertake breast augmentation, you and your surgeon will need to discuss your preferred implant filling material. Depending on your aesthetic and functional goals, you can choose between saline, silicone gel, and a stable, ultra cohesive silicone gel, otherwise known as 'gummy bear' implants

It's essential that you understand what makes gummy bear implants unique and weigh the pros and cons of this option for your surgery.

What are Gummy Bear Breast Implants?

Gummy bear implants are superior, fifth-generation implants made of a highly cohesive silicone gel. The form-stable engineering can hold an anatomical or teardrop shape to mimic the breast's natural contours.

The anatomical shape allows these implants to look and feel more natural than their saline counterparts. They also have a textured outer shell that prevents the implant from rotating in the breast pocket

Gummy bear breast implants are offered by three leading pharmaceutical companies in the US, Sientra, Mentor, and Natrelle, all of which provide a range of options around implant shape and size

Why Get Gummy Bear Implants?

Depending on your aesthetic goals, gummy bear implants are an excellent option for anyone undertaking breast augmentation or those that require implant revision.

In particular, gummy bear implants are well suited to the following patients:

● Anyone seeking larger, more shapely breasts that mirror the anatomical shape

● Those after a more natural look that aligns with your overall figure and leaves others guessing

● Women that struggle with asymmetrical breasts, whether it be a difference in size or shape

● Females after fuller, rounder, and perkier looking breasts

● Anyone who wants to add more volume to their chest without the extreme shape and upper pole thickness that can come with other implants.

Pros and Cons of Gummy Bear Breast Augmentation

As with any form of surgery, you should consider a range of pros and cons before making your final decision. We also recommend comparing gummy bear implants before and after images to get the best idea of the potential results

Pros of Gummy Bear Implants

● Ability to retain their shape over time

● The thicker gel filling means they are less likely to leak into the rest of the body should the outer shell rupture

● Research shows there is a decreased risk of capsular contracture

● Implant texture thickness makes them less prone to folds or ripples

● The implant shape and engineering help them resist the effects of gravity, aging, and anatomical flaws.

Cons of Gummy Bear Implant

● Generally, they are more expensive than older generation silicone implants and saline alternatives

● Corrective surgery is needed if the implant rotates

● The implant does not shift like natural breast tissue, which means it will retain the same shape when you lay flat. Normal tissue and softer implants will spread across the breasts rather than keep the same anatomically tapered shape

Choosing the Right Surgeon

If you're confused about which implant is best for your surgery or have more questions about breast augmentation in general, book an appointment with the team of experts at Burbank Plastic Surgery today.