If you are considering breast augmentation, there are many choices you will have to make. On top of size, you will need to pick what type of implants you want. Traditionally, there were only two options: silicone and saline. Now, we have Gummy Bear Implants, a very natural-looking and feeling option that more and more women are choosing, and for good reason.
What are Gummy Bear Implants?
Gummy Bear Implants are similar in some ways to silicone ones. They have a silicone shell and a silicone gel filling. The difference is that the gel is much thicker. If you were to cut this type of implant in half, it would maintain its shape just like a gummy bear, which is where the name came from.
Many women like Gummy Bear Implants because they look very natural. There are hundreds of different shapes as well as several different profiles to choose from, making these implants able to be highly customized.
How are Gummy Bear Implants Different?
Both silicone and saline implants are typically round. Gummy Bear Implants, on the other hand, have a teardrop shape. Since implants can rotate after time, GB implants have a highly textured shell. This allows them to stay in place better. Your body’s tissues will be able to grow around this textured shell easier than with smooth ones.
Textured shells have another advantage over traditional ones. They are less likely to suffer from capsular contracture. This is the term for when the body’s tissue grows too thick around the implants. It can lead to breast asymmetry as well as a great deal of pain. For some women considering breast augmentation, the reduced risk of this condition is reason enough to choose Gummy Bear Implants.
The Benefits of Gummy Bear Implants
There are various benefits of this type of implant. They include:
- They look and feel more natural: Many consider the teardrop shape to look more natural than round implants. When properly done, they can still provide women with plenty of cleavage.
- They stay smooth: This type of implant is less likely to suffer from folding or wrinkling.
- They maintain their shape: Over time, traditional implants can be impacted by the constant pressure from your body’s tissues. This is not the case with Gummy Bear Implants.
If you are interested in learning more about Gummy Bear Implants for breast augmentation, book an appointment at Southwest Michigan Plastic and Hand Surgery. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have during a consultation at our office in Portage or Battle Creek. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for breast augmentation!