For many of our patients, when they hear the term “gummy bear,” they can’t help but smile. That’s because, for them, it’s no longer the name of a well-known type of candy, it’s the reason they have more confidence about their appearance. The gummy bear is a newer type of silicone breast implant, making many women happier than the edible treat ever could.
Among U.S. women 22 to 40 years old, breast augmentation in the number one cosmetic procedure choice. And now that choice comes with an additional option.
Previously, you had two choices in breast implants: silicone or saline. Gummy bear breast implants give you an additional silicone option to consider.
Discover the newer generation of breast implants
The medical terms for them are:
- Highly cohesive
They’re made of a firmer form of silicone gel that after being touched “bounces back” to its original shape.
A thicker consistency, a more natural shape
The thicker consistency of the newer silicone gels allows gummy bear breast implants to have a more natural appearance. They mimic the teardrop shape of natural breasts, created to be fuller at the bottom and tapered at the top.
An additional option
Now you can choose this tapered style of an implant, or the original rounder implants made using a squishier silicone gel and a circular shell.
Some real benefits
- The teardrop shape can maintain (fuller base, tapered top) can offer a smoother transition from breast to chest.
- The thicker silicone gel is less likely to leak from the implant shell so less likely to cause capsular contracture.
- The gel thickness is less likely to cause implant wrinkling and folding so gummy bear breast implants may last longer.
However, inserting the formed gummy bear implant (as with other silicone implants) usually requires a larger incision, and there is potential for implant rotation. Some patients like the firmness of gummy bear breast implants, while others prefer the softer silicone option.
Weighing your options