A Short and Sweet Crash Course on Gummy Bear Breast Implants
Gummy bear breast implants, so named for the cohesive gel that resembles the material used in the popular edible candies, were recently FDA-approved for women over the age of 22. The new material offers some exciting options for our patients, as this soft and supple gel is designed to maintain its shape and resist wrinkling or folding, giving it many advantages over its predecessors. Patients who choose the cohesive gel style implants typically do so due to the material’s resilience and resistance to time and gravity for enhanced breasts that remain long after the surgery has ended.
One of the main reasons patients opt for gummy bear breast implants is the way that the cohesive gel holds its shape over time. Gravity and the stress from your body’s natural movement can change the shape and look of a saline or silicone implant over time. The highly cohesive gel used in gummy bear breast implants better holds its original shape, so you are more likely to keep the results over time.
Fold and Ripple Resistance
While previous generations of implant materials may ripple or fold over time, gummy bear breast implants are resistant to shifting around or changing shape. This resistance to change means that the shell is unlikely to collapse and form uneven surfaces or ripples on the surface of the skin.
Because the cohesive gel implants used for this type of breast enhancement surgery are not likely to fold or shift, they are also unlikely to break or leak. If something out of the ordinary does happen and the shell breaks or tears, the gel is a solid, not a liquid, meaning that it will stay in place even if the shell is breached.
Ultimately, the low risk of leakage combined with their long-lasting shape make gummy bear breast implants appealing to many of our patients. We offer free consultations for breast augmentation procedures. During your consultation we can further explain your breast implants options and use our 3D Imaging machine to produce a three dimensional image of your own body with gummy bear breast implants.