A Closer Look Into Gummy Bear Implants

Gummy bear implants are the newest form of implant on the plastic surgery market. Popular among patients and surgeons alike, gummy bear implants give women a more natural look and feel without any additional recovery time after surgery. But why are gummy bear implants so popular? Read on to learn more.

What are they made out of?

breast implantsIt used to be that when it came to picking a breast implant for your body, you had two options: saline or silicone. However, with the emergence of gummy bear implants there’s a third and popular option for patients to choose from. Made of a thicker type of silicone, gummy bear implants give patients a more natural look and feel than both saline or silicone implants.

What is unique about them?

Other than what they’re made out of, one of the biggest distinguishing features of gummy bear implants is their shape. Rather than being a simple circle that is round on one side and flat on the other, gummy bear implants are shaped like a teardrop. Why a tear drop? Naturally, a breast’s shape resembles that of a teardrop rather than two perfect circles. This means that your gummy bear implants will sit more naturally under your breasts and won’t look so obvious.  To further confuse the issue, Sientra now has a round implant filled with the same material as their tear drop shaped implants, the HSC+ silicone material.

Are there any downsides to gummy bear implants?

Yes. Because gummy bear implants are composed of a firmer type of silicone, they typically require a larger incision to be made in order to insert the implant. Although Dr. York Yates strives to leave patients with minimal scarring, the scarring with gummy bear implants may be slightly more noticeable— but likely only to you.

As you can see, there are many benefits of gummy bear breast implants. If you are considering undergoing breast enhancement surgery and aren’t sure what option is best for you, ask Dr. York Yates about gummy bear implants to see if you are a suitable candidate. To learn more about gummy bear implants, contact our office today!