With such a sweet name, is it any wonder more and more women seeking breast augmentation surgery are asking about gummy bear implants? Read all about this new trend in breast augmentation, and discover whether gummy bear implants, offered by 8 West Cosmetic Surgery in Vancouver, may be right for you.
Gummy bear implants – made of high-strength (i.e., cohesive or semi-solid) silicone gel – were given their rather tasty nickname not because they come in different colours or flavours but because of their unique ability to keep their shape (much like a chewy candy). When cut in half, a gummy bear implant is quite dense, very stable and holds its shape better than other types of implants that come in liquid form.
The ability to maintain its shape gives the gummy bear implant some special advantages. First, in the rare event of a rupture, the chance of leakage may be reduced (though it’s important to note that there are risks associated with various types of breast implants – your surgeon will tell you more). Second, in certain patients, gummy bear implants may provide better results, esthetically speaking, thanks to their malleable nature (i.e., they can be shaped into a natural-looking teardrop-shape, and hold it) and the fact that they come in different sizes and levels of cohesivity (from larger to smaller, firmer to softer, choose the one that suits your body best). Finally, gummy bear implants may boast better lasting power: they have been known to retain their shape for quite a long period of time.
Though gummy bear implants may have a catchy name, they’re not the only option when it comes to breast augmentation – nor are they necessarily the right product for you. Breast implants come in a variety of sizes, shapes, projections and textures. Finding the right fit to meet your body type and desired outcome is an important part of your surgical consultation.
Interested in finding out more? A board-certified surgeon at 8 West Cosmetic Surgery can help determine whether gummy bear implants – or another type of breast implant – is right for you. Book your free consultation today!