Gummy Bear Implants vs Regular Implants
Many women today are excited to learn more and more about the breakthroughs in the cosmetic industry, helping them looking younger and beautiful.
The new kid on the block, Gummy Bear breast implant, is a unique type of silicone breast implant. It has the ability to form with your breast, giving you natural looking results when receiving a breast augmentation.
The Gummy Bear implant is currently made by three different companies, Allergan, Mentor and Sientra. These unique form holding implants were approved by the FDA after eight-year clinical trials with each company. The testing included over 1,800 women from each trial, some of which Dr. Schwartz was involved in.
Here you will learn more about the Gummy Bear implants, and see if you are a good candidate to obtaining these natural looking breast implants.
Where does the “Gummy Bear” name come from?
This unique implant received its name from a plastic surgeon who happened to cut one in half. He noticed that the implant still retain its shape once cut, similar to that of a gummy bear candy.
The medical term for the Gummy Bear implant is “cohesive silicone gel breast implant” which is quite a mouth full. Thus the Gummy Bear implant name stuck.
What Are the Pros & Cons of Gummy Bear Implants?
One primary difference between regular implants and gummy bear implants is the silicone particles that make up the Gummy Bear implant are cross-linked, giving it a more solid foundation, which keeps it completely together. This better helps them to form the teardrop shape, which mimics natural looking breasts.
In addition to maintaining their shape, there are other benefits to obtaining gummy bear implants:
- They look and feel like more natural than other breast implants.
- They have a much lower leak rate than other implants on the market.
- Studies have shown lower rates of capsular contractures than other implants.
The Gummy Bear implants do have some drawbacks as well.
- Some women may find that they can be a little too firm.
- The incision for Gummy Bear implants can be a little larger.
- They still carry the same potential risks of other implants, such as capsular contracture, asymmetry, infection, etc.
If you are interested in learning more about these unique breast implants, schedule a consultation to find out more about arguably one of the best breast augmentation surgeries Los Angeles has to offer and start your journey to a more beautiful you.
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