What are Gummy Bear Breast Implants?
That is a great question as there are so many options in breast implants for your augmentation. The term “gummy bear” refers to the new highly cohesive gel implants. This means that the silicone is more solid, less liquid. The benefit of this is that if the implant ever was to leak the gel will be more likely to stay within the breast pocket and implant shell.
There are currently three breast implant companies that have FDA approved implants in the United States. The implants come in both, round and shaped implants. The implants very from traditional silicone implants to the new gummy bear implants. Many of the shaped implants available are now gummy bear implants as this helps them retain their shape.
The other benefit in my personal practice with the gummy bear implants is that they tend to help patients that have had problems with rippling in their previous breast implants. Silicone implants in general tend to have less rippling than saline implants and in my experience the gummy bear implants have less than traditional silicone implants.
The gummy bear implants while a cohesive gel are still very soft. It is very difficult to feel the difference in the implants between the traditional implants and gummy bear implants. The implants give patients the added security while still having a very soft natural feel and appearance to them.
Please consult with you board certified plastic surgeon prior to any breast augmentation procedure.