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What Is A Gummy Bear Implant?

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A gummy bear implant, also known as a form-stable implant, is a type of breast implant made from highly cohesive silicone gel. The name "gummy bear" stems from the consistency of the gel, which is akin to that of the candy – firm yet pliable. These implants have gained popularity for their natural look and feel, as well as their durability.

The silicone gel used in gummy bear implants is thicker and more cohesive than that found in traditional silicone implants. This means that even if the implant's outer shell were to rupture, the gel inside would maintain its shape and not leak out into the surrounding tissues. This characteristic reduces the risk of silicone migration and may offer greater longevity compared to other types of implants.

One of the primary advantages of gummy bear implants is their ability to retain shape. The cohesive gel holds its form, providing long-lasting support and minimizing the risk of rippling or wrinkling, which can sometimes occur with other types of implants. Additionally, the form-stable nature of these implants allows for a more predictable outcome in terms of breast shape and projection.

Gummy bear implants are available in various shapes and sizes to accommodate different aesthetic goals and body types. Surgeons can work with patients to select the most suitable implant shape, profile, and size to achieve their desired results. However, it's essential to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon to determine if gummy bear implants are the right choice based on individual anatomy, preferences, and medical history.

In summary, gummy bear implants offer a combination of natural appearance, durability, and shape retention, making them a popular option for breast augmentation procedures.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.