- Gummy bear breast implants are highly cohesive and gel-based
- These implants retains their shape better than saline-based implants
- They are more durable than other implants and provide a natural look, lift and feel
What Are Gummy Bear Implants?
Gummy bear breast augmentation is becoming one of the most popular options among breast implants. Available for over a decade in the United States, these implants consist of a strong inner gel that is similar to gummy bear candy, and remains intact if broken.
Traditional breast implants consist of a shell and inner filler containing either silicone gel or saline solution; gummy bear implants have a silicone shell and filler, which helps them maintain their shape even if the outer shell breaks.
These implants also have a downward sloping teardrop shape, which resembles a natural breast more than a standard silicone or saline implant. However, due to their sturdy gel filling, they tend to be firmer to the touch than other types of implants.
Are Gummy Bear Implants Safe?
While any surgical procedure carries some risk, gummy bear implants are widely considered safe.
Although rare, one risk in breast augmentation surgery is that the implant can rupture; however this risk is even lower with gummy bear implants due to their strength.
Gummy bear breast implants are ideal for women who are in good health and are nonsmokers. Due to their silicone shell and filler, these implants are less likely to cause visible rippling than saline-based ones, making them a good option for women with smaller amounts of natural breast tissue. Gummy bear implants may be right for you if you want:
- A firmer implant feel
- Correction of sagging or asymmetrical breasts
- Durable, long-lasting implants
- Results that most closely resemble the look and feel of natural breast tissue
- To increase your bra size
The best way to find out if you’re a good candidate for gummy bear implants is to speak with a cosmetic surgeon. Schedule your free, no-obligation consultation online or give us a call at (864) 252-4090 today. We look forward to discussing your specific needs and helping you feel more confident in whatever decision you make.
Pros and cons
Before choosing gummy bear implants for your breast augmentation procedure, it’s essential to review the pros and cons.
One benefit of gummy bear implants is that they maintain fullness at the top of the breast due to their teardrop shape and filling material – losing volume is a common complaint after breast augmentation. The main disadvantage of gummy bear implants is the cost, as they tend to be more expensive than traditional implants.
Gummy bear vs. silicone gel implants
Gummy bear implants have the highest grade of gel cohesivity and are therefore firmer than traditional silicone implants. Should the gel rupture, it will remain stable and the implant will maintain its shape, possibly for many years.
If a thinner silicone implant ruptures, it may leak and flatten within a few weeks or months.
Gummy bear vs. saline implants
One of the key benefits of a gummy bear implant over a saline implant is that the augmentation will look and feel firmer, which is due to the viscosity of the gel filler. On the other hand, saline implants may result in a smaller scar.
Why Choose Gummy Bear Implants for Breast Augmentation?
There are a few key reasons to choose gummy bear implants over other types:
- They hold their shape: Due to the cohesive gel used, these implants are classified as form-stable to effectively maintain their shape
- Less movement: A process called surface texturing attaches the implant to surrounding breast tissue and holds it in place
- Durability: Gummy bear implants are highly durable due to the higher density of silicone gel compared to other implants
One of the most common risks with any breast augmentation is leakage. Although there is a low risk of a gummy bear implant rupturing, if it does, it may be more challenging to detect than other types of implants. This is because it will still hold its shape.
With this in mind, it is crucial to go to your follow-up appointments with your surgeon so they can monitor for any signs of leakage.
There are risks with any breast augmentation such as:
- Anesthesia risks
- Capsular contracture (scar tissue around the implant)
- Change in breast or nipple sensation
- Implant rupture
- May impact mammogram screening results
- Revision surgeries
Once the surgery is complete, patients will be taken to a recovery room where they will be monitored for about 1 hour before being cleared to go home.
You can expect to have redness, swelling and tenderness which will resolve within 2–3 weeks. We will monitor your progress during your follow-up visits to ensure you heal as comfortably as possible. You will be provided with a compression garment to help alleviate pain and to aid in the healing process.
It’s important to keep your chest elevated as much as possible after surgery to help promote blood circulation and reduce swelling.
Rest is a crucial part of a smooth recovery. Patients must rest following surgery and limit physical activity to minimal range-of-motion exercises that we will provide to you.
FDA-approved since 2012, gummy bear implants are a safe and durable option for those looking to enhance the look and size of their breasts with breast augmentation.
Two reasons that gummy bear implants may be preferable over other types of implants is due to their natural shape and durability.
Gummy bear breast augmentation is a safe procedure that can effectively enhance the size, look and feel of your breasts. However, as with all breast augmentation procedures, there are risks to consider such as rupturing of the implant, scarring and change in breast or nipple sensation.
With this in mind, it is important to work with a reputable surgeon to achieve the results you want and to mitigate any risks.