The popularity of breast augmentation surgery has shown that many women truly value this procedure as a cosmetic enhancement option that allows them to improve their appearance and increase their self-confidence. The field of breast surgery has seen many advances over the years, and new types of breast implants are becoming available that promise even better results.
What are Gummy Bear Implants?
The “gummy bear” implant was given this name because it uses a high-strength silicone gel that holds its semi-solid shape, much like the gummy bear candy. Pinsky Plastic Surgery offers the FDA-approved Natrelle 410® Highly Cohesive Anatomically Shaped Silicone-Filled Breast Implant as our gummy bear implant option.
Advantages of Gummy Bear Implants
Gummy bear breast implants are much less likely to fold, ripple, or wrinkle over time. They are designed to remain upright and keep their shape at all times. Gummy bear implants typically feel very soft and natural, unlike fluid implants that can sometimes feel hard when overfilled. These implants have shown to lessen the risk of leaking into tissues if damaged. They are also known to have a reduced risk of capsular contracture, which is scar tissue formation around the implant that gives it a hardened feel.
Why They are Popular
Gummy bear implants are expected to last longer than other implants, and they are expected to maintain their shape for a longer period. Because the gummy bear implant has been designed to reduce the potential of fluid leakage into breast tissue, it can provide greater peace of mind. Though the cost of the new gummy bear implants is somewhat greater than traditional implants, the positive results can be very long-lasting, making them well worth the extra expense.
If you would like more information on our breast implant options, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mark Pinsky please contact us today.