Silicone Vs. Gummy Bear: What Kind of Implant Should You Get?

It used to be that there were only two types of implants to choose from: saline and silicone. And although a lot of people found that saline was a lot more safe than silicone, with recent advances in technology, silicone implants quickly rose up on the safety scale in regards to implants. As a more natural feel than saline implants, silicone implants are what most women choose when getting breast implants. However, with the release of gummy bear implants on the market, silicone implants now have a new competition in town. Read on to learn more.

Breast ImplantsGummy Bear Implants
Yes, the thought of your breast implants being named after a popular sugary candy might sound a bit odd, but these implants are a big hit not only among plastic surgeons but among patients as well. Placed with a longer incision in the skin that silicone implants, gummy bear implants are filled with a thicker and more durable form of silicone than their counterpart. In fact, the silicone solution in gummy bear implants is mostly popular due to its durability and the lower chance of them popping or bursting.  Most gummy bear implants have tear drop shapes although Sientra now has a round version using the same material.

Silicone Implants
Silicone implants are filled with a softer silicone solution than gummy bear implants, which tends to make them feel a bit more natural. And unlike the scare that accompanied silicone implants in the 1980’s and 1990’s, these FDA approved implants are designed so that if a leak does occur, it generally only leaks into the implant or the breast area itself and not into the entire body.

Choosing what type of implant you want, really depends on the texture and look you are going for. Because both silicone and gummy bear implants have a silicone insert, they will both look and feel very natural.

To learn more about breast implants and to help decide which ones are right for you and your body, contact our office today to speak to one of our experts.