What are Gummy Bear Implants?

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. 

The Benefits of Gummy Bear Implants

One of the most attractive qualities of gummy bear implants is their natural feel. Many women find that gummy bear implants closely mimic the soft feel of a natural breast. Gummy bear implants are also very strong and durable, which makes them less prone to ruptures and leakage than saline or other types of silicone implants. 

The Downside of Gummy Bear Implants

A downside to gummy bear implants is how they’re inserted. While some implants are inserted into the breasts through an incision in the navel, gummy bear implants must be placed through an incision in the armpit, areola, or under the breast. Gummy bear implants have a teardrop shape, which requires a longer incision for placement. 

Silicone implants, including gummy bear implants, are approved for patients aged 22 and older. Gummy bear implants have been evaluated for many years and are considered safe, though regular screenings are recommended by the FDA to detect any potential issues. 

If you’re interested in breast augmentation with gummy bear implants, schedule a consultation at the Bayside Center for Plastic Surgery today! Dr. Roach will personally guide you through the breast augmentation procedure and ensure that all of your cosmetic goals are met. 

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