If you’re considering breast enhancement surgery, you’ve got more choices than simply deciding between saline and silicone. The world of breast augmentation has evolved to meet the needs of a wide variety of patients while also improving cosmetic outcomes and safety. One of the advances that has been made is the development of what are called Gummy Bear implants. We’ll discuss more about them here.
What are Gummy Bear Implants?
Gummy Bear breast implants were developed several years ago but may still be relatively unknown to some patients. They are a newer type of silicone implant to emerge and are made to retain their shape better than earlier silicone implants. They can do so because their density is greater. Gummy Bear implants are made with a highly cohesive silicone gel that maintains its form just like the popular gummy bear candy does.
What are Form Stable Breast Implants?
Form stable implants are highly cohesive silicone gel. Earlier silicone breast implants contained a softer silicone gel. These devices were made to avoid leakage even in the event of rupture. However, Gummy Bear implants take this concept to the next level. The increased density found in the Gummy Bear implant not only works to keep silicone in place in the event of rupture but it also works to hold its shape over time.
Benefits of Gummy Bear Breast Implants
There are pros and cons to each type of breast implant. For example, saline implants may cost less but have a less natural appearance. Gummy Bear breast implants are believed to better reflect the natural shape of the breast. This is achieved with their teardrop shape. Another benefit that patients gain with Gummy Bear implants is that they are less prone to rippling. Highly cohesive breast implants also have a very low rate of complications, according to studies.
The type of breast implant selected may be one of the most important choices to affect the outcome of breast augmentation. It is an aspect of the treatment process that we spend a good deal of time on with each patient.
Some of the questions you may want to ask yourself as you prepare to make this important choice include the following:
- Are you interested in a shape change or size increase?
- What placement do you prefer, over or under the muscle?
- How might your new breasts fit into your level of activity and exercise preferences?
There are several targeted questions that help us help our patients make the important decisions that will affect the outcome of their breast procedure. To schedule a consultation where we can discuss your desired improvements, contact our Louisville office today at 502-425-5200.