A new type of silicone breast implant has hit the market, and it’s known as the gummy bear implant. When considering implants, you must decide on a specific type of implant. Most women choose silicone implants because they have a proven history of safety and effectiveness. You always have the option of choosing saline implants, but silicone tends to feel and look more natural than saline, especially in the case of gummy bear implants.
A Closer Look at Gummy Bear Implants
Despite the name, these implants cannot be eaten, and they’re not available in several different colors. The main reason why many women choose gummy bear breast implants is because they’re form-stable. If you were to cut these implants in half, they would retain their shape, just like a gummy bear does.
Gummy Bear Implants vs. the Alternatives
Many implants are made of cohesive gel silicone, but gummy bear implants tend to look and feel the most natural. Choosing the right implants for your cosmetic goals can be difficult, but with an understanding of how different implants stack up against each other, you’ll be in a much better position to make this decision.
Gummy bear implants are one of the newest options for breast augmentation, and they are named after the popular candy because they have a similar consistency. Since there is no liquid or gel inside of these implants, you don’t have to worry about them rupturing and leaking.
The implants are also very cohesive and represent the latest advances in silicone technology. Gummy bear implants are made of medical-grade silicone and have a rough-textured shell. To mimic the appearance of natural breasts, these implants can be shaped like a teardrop, and the firm consistency helps maintain the proper shape.
These implants have a reduced risk of visible wrinkling or rippling, which is a common problem for other types of implants. With a textured exterior, gummy bear implants stay in place, and they’re much less likely to produce a distorted shape.
Traditional implants are less dense than their gummy bear counterparts, and if they become rotated, they can give your breasts an undesirable shape. Although both types of implants are very similar, there are some subtle differences, and the best option for you depends on your cosmetic goals.
Talk to Dr. Russo About Your Options
If you’re worried about ruptures and leakage, then gummy bear implants may be right for you. Make an appointment at the office of Joseph A. Russo, MD in Newton to learn more information about these incredible implants. We are proud to serve clients in the Boston/New England and surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for breast augmentation!