Gummy Bear Breast Implants are a specific type of silicone breast implant. These implants have “cohesive, cross-linked silicone” bonds, that may prevent leaking of liquid silicone after rupture, and help to maintain the shape of the implant.
Despite the release of a newer version of the silicone implant–one that has an anatomic “teardrop” shape–the cohesive implant is not new. Previous iterations of round cohesive implants have been available since 2006. The current “gummy bear” silicone implant is the 5th generation of silicone implants on the market.
The major benefits of the “gummy” implant are that it has a natural feel and that it is “form-stable”: the implant does not permanently distort or fracture with pressure.
The newest anatomic “gummy” implants do not provide as much fullness to the upper portion of the breast (superior pole), but instead attempt to create a more aesthetically pleasing breast shape. If the goal of surgery is to achieve an “augmented look” the round implant is best. Placing silicone implants in the sub-glandular plane (beneath the breast and on top of the muscle), while most striking in terms of projection, is associated with an increased risk of capsular contracture; caution should be taken with this approach, and an understanding of the impact of this technique must be understood.
For more information on Gummy Bear Implants or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ortega, call 321.727.3223 or email [email protected].