The newest advancement in breast implants is a type of silicone breast implant called gummy bear implants. Gummy bear breast implants are renowned for creating a natural look and feel after breast augmentation. As mentioned, a gummy bear implant is a type of silicone implant, but how is it different from silicone breast implants? What are gummy bear breast implants made of?
Like a silicone breast implant, gummy bear implants are a pre-filled silicone gel breast implant. The difference between a traditional silicone implant and a gummy bear implant is that the silicone gel in a gummy bear implant is cohesive. This means that it sticks to itself better than a regular silicone implant filling.
A major advantage of this cohesive filling is that in the rare event of a rupture, the silicone is less likely to leak from the shell. The breast implant should hold it’s shape better than a traditional saline or silicone breast implant. In general, the cohesive nature of the silicone can provide a more appealing aesthetic result for many patients as well.
Gummy bear implants also reduce the risk of rippling or folds developing because the filling does not shift around. This also leads to a lessened risk of rupture.
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