Tear Drop Shaped “Gummy Bear” Breast Implants in Salt Lake City

We are pleased to offer ‘gummy bear’ breast implants to our Salt Lake City, Utah area patients.  We are one of only a handful of plastic surgeons offering gummy bear implants in Utah.

What are gummy bear breast implants?

Gummy bear breast implants are the newest generation of breast implants.  These implants are filled with a semi-solid silicone material that can maintain a ‘tear drop’ shape.  All three U.S. breast implant manufacturers have FDA approval of their gummy bear implants

Why are they called ‘gummy bear’ implants?

The consistency of the silicone inside of the gummy bear implant is somewhat similar to a candy gummy bear.  This allows the manufacturer to design a tear drop shaped breast implant.

Why choose gummy bear breast implants over other breast implants?

The major advantage of a gummy bear breast implant is a more natural breast augmentation shape.  For many patients this is a disadvantage as many women like the round, augmented look.  It is really a matter of preference.  Our Utah Gummy bear breast implant patients generally desire a more natural slope and transition of the upper pole.

Outcome studies using gummy bear breast implants suggest they have the additional benefit of lower rate of capsular contracture, rupture and rippling.

What are the disadvantages of gummy bear breast implants?

The gummy bear implant material is a little firmer.  This results in a slightly firmer result and requires a slightly longer incision to place the implant.  The cost of the gummy bear implants are more expensive.  Additionally, there are not as many size options with gummy bear implants as round silicone implants.

What is the cost of gummy bear breast implants in Utah?

The cost of breast augmentation in Utah, including Gummy bear implants is relatively affordable compared to national averages.  Currently our gummy bear breast implant cost is $6500.