Gummy bear implants are one of the types of implants that may be used for breast augmentation. “Gummy bear” is a nickname for this type of implant, officially called cohesive gel implants. Around since the mid-2000s, gummy bear implants have become a popular option for patients undergoing breast augmentation.
What Makes Gummy Bear Implants Different Than Others?
This type of implant is made with the same material as conventional silicone implants, including a silicone shell and a silicone gel filling. These implants get their nickname because when it’s cut into, the implant has the same texture as a gummy bear. The other key difference between gummy bear implants and regular silicone implants is the inclusion of a component that causes molecules to bind to each other. This creates a thicker gel, allowing gummy bear implants to more effectively maintain their initial shape. (more…)