A Brief Look At Gummy Bear Implants

You may have heard about the latest advancement in silicone implant technology called the gummy bear implant, but how much do you really know about this new type of implant? While the gummy bear implant has been around for three decades, this implant option has only been made available in the United States within the last five years. If you are considering undergoing a breast augmentation in Brooklyn or the surrounding areas, then you may want to check out this blog to learn more about this new implant option.

What are Gummy Bear Implants?

Gummy bear implants consist of an outer silicone shell that is filled with a silicone gel. This thick gel allows the implant to retains its shape while remaining naturally soft to the touch. Unlike their traditional silicone and saline-based counterparts, gummy bear implants will retain their shape even if their shell is broken. Furthermore, due to their durability, gummy bear implants are less likely to rupture and leak into the surrounding tissue than traditional implants.

Pros of Gummy Bear Implants

  • Less likely to rupture or leak
  • Naturally soft
  • Available in a teardrop shape for a more natural appearance
  • Made from a textured shell that allows surrounding tissue to attach for a more secure placement
  • Presents a lower risk for complications such as capsular contracture

Cons of Gummy Bear Implants

  • Requires a longer incision
  • Increases the risk for visible scarring
  • Harder to detect the silicone gel if it leaks into the surrounding tissue
  • If implant rotates naturally, it can appear noticeably out of place due to its teardrop shape

Precautions

The gummy bear implant has been deemed safe for use in the United States, but as with any form of surgery, there are certain risks associated with the gummy bear implant procedure. Before undergoing any breast augmentation procedure, make sure that you discuss the risks associated with the procedure and whether you are a viable candidate for the surgery with your doctor.

Common complications associated with breast augmentation surgery:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Changes in nipple sensation
  • Pain
  • Scarring
  • Rupturing of an implant
  • Wrinkling of breast tissue
  • Nausea or vomiting

Those interested in learning more about breast enhancement procedures near New Jersey, please call Pacifico Plastic Surgery at 718-577-2297.

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