Better Breast Augmentation with Gummy Bear Implants
Gummy bear implants, like silicone gel implants, offer natural-looking breast augmentation at a lower risk of complication than traditional implants, such as saline implants. Also known as form-stable implants, silicone gel and gummy bear implants come in multiple sizes and shapes. Form-stable implants are becoming more and more in demand, so what exactly are they, why are they so popular, and what differentiates them from other types of breast implants?
What Are Gummy Bear Implants?
Gummy bear implants are composed of gel silicone. An outer layer of silicone shields a softer gel filling, which gives the implants a lasting shape and firmness. Unlike classic saline implants, form-stable implants have a teardrop shape, which produces an overall more natural appearance and better tapering near the top of the implant. There are a few big brands producing gummy bear implants and over a dozen different shapes, which make this implant suitable for a wide range of individuals. The FDA approved these implants only five years ago, though, so the benefits of this type of implant versus other kinds are still becoming known.
Benefits of Gummy Bear Implants
The natural durability and shape of silicone gel and gummy bear implants are a clear benefit. Creators of these implants have estimated that they will last longer than older kinds of implants, but they have not been on the market for long enough to perform proper long-term studies on their longevity. However, given the natural give of the material and the thicker silicone used, these implants retain their shape for a longer period than traditional silicone implants. No folding or rippling should occur once implanted thanks to the tighter molecular bonds of the cohesive gel.
Silicone gel and gummy bear implants are also less likely to leak compared to traditional silicone and saline implants. This can be a huge problem with saline breast implants for aging women, but since gummy bear implants won’t run into the same folding issues and because of the semi-solid interior, leaks are unlikely and, even if they do occur, the semi-solid material within won’t go far. These types of implants also cause fewer issues with internal scar tissue development or capsular contracture.
Downsides of Gummy Bear Implants
The first significant difference is price. Silicone gel implants and gummy bear implants cost more than saline implants. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has also reported that there are potential issues should the implant shift, since these implants are created to fit in a specific position. Should a gummy bear implant shift or rotate, it is likely that a surgical procedure will become necessary to correct it.
Beyond that, these implants can only be inserted at the bottom of the breast, while other implants can be placed with more flexibility, and the incision required is longer. This might result in more obvious or prominent scarring than other implant options.
Gummy Bear Implants Near Me
Gummy bear implants and silicone gel implants are thought to outperform other implants in durability and natural-looking results. The best way to find out if silicone gel or gummy bear implants are right for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mark Lowney MD of Advanced Body Sculpting of New England. Fill out the online form below or call (877) 577-5476 today.
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