When it comes to breast implants, there is a variety used by plastic surgeons today, including saline and silicone. However, In the past couple of years, women may have heard about the Gummy Bear silicone implants. Read on to learn more about this popular option for breast augmentation.
About Gummy Bear ImplantsIn years’ past, the actual Gummy Bear implant, which is a fifth-generation silicone gel, has only been available in the anatomic, or shaped implant, which is typically best used for breast reconstruction rather than breast augmentation for cosmetic reasons. Recently, Sientra released a round Gummy Bear implant, but this is not currently available for all plastic surgeons to use.
Dr. Wiener is one of only three plastic surgeons in Texas to be able to use this implant. “What I have noticed with this implant is that, in a standing position, there is slightly more fullness in the area just above the nipple, which is the advantage of this implant,” Dr. Wiener said. “For patients that I have used this implant for their surgery, they have appreciated the natural feel and also either greatly decreased or zero rippling.”
Other manufacturers will be releasing their versions of a Gummy Bear implant, but Sientra has had a long experience with this type of implant in Europe and other parts of the world, and are leaders in the development of the Gummy Bear implant.
If you are interested in learning more about Gummy Bear silicone implants in the Houston area, contact us today to schedule your initial consultation.