The new silicone gel breast implant: The Gummy Bear Implant

Breast augmentation continues to be the most sought after procedures of all plastic surgery enhancements. There are so many variations of implants, implant textures, materials and sizes that can make the process of choosing very difficult. The FDA recently approved a new type of silicone gel implant nicknamed the Gummy Bear implant.

Find out the top three benefits of the newest implant in breast surgery.

  1. Low Risk for Rupture: The nickname Gummy Bear implant comes from the implant’s cohesive silicone build that shares a similar consistency with the candy. Much like the Gummy Bear candy, if a puncture or tear occurs in the implant, the consistency keeps it from leaking.
  2. Shape: The new silicone implants are mad with a more natural looking shape. Unlike the older implants, they have a more teardrop shape as opposed to being completely round. These implants require more precision and do not conform like other implants giving the natural shape more longevity.
  3. Less Wrinkles and Rippling: Because the new silicone gel implants are made with a firmer material, wrinkling or rippling under the skin is far less likely. The more solid silicone does not manipulate as easily as the less structured implants of the past.

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