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Gummy Bear Implants: A More Natural Solution for Breast Augmentation

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Posted on June 20 2023

Enjoy The Sweet Benefits Of Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation has been one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures for many years. As medical aesthetic technology advances, more and better options become available for those seeking breast surgery. Gummy bear breast implants offer the latest in silicone implants, providing a stable, natural-looking, safe implant option.

Let's take a look at what gummy bear breast implants are and why they are becoming the option of choice for patients who want natural-looking breast augmentation that lasts.

What are Gummy Bear Breast Implants?

The term "gummy bear breast implants" refers to the next generation of silicone implants that have a thick, highly cohesive inner consistency. They are also sometimes referred to as "form stable" because the inner gel holds its shape and doesn't leak even if the implant were to be cut open or punctured - just like a gummy bear candy. This means they can hold up very well to the normal wear and tear that a breast implant experiences, are less likely to ripple, and carry almost no risk of leakage in the event of a rupture. All while still being soft enough to provide a natural look and feel.

Gummy Bear Breast Implants vs. Traditional Silicone Breast Implants

The main difference between gummy bear breast implants and traditional silicone is the consistency of the inner gel filling. While both have a firm outer shell and a soft center, the silicone gel inside a traditional implant is more viscous and gooey. With a gummy bear implant, the gel inside is thick and more on the solid end than a liquid. Both types of implants can provide a natural-looking result and come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, and profile heights.

Gummy bear breast implants come with all of the positive aspects of traditional implants, including adding volume to the breasts, causing a confidence boost, making the contours of the body more proportionate, and opening up the options for clothing and swimsuit choices. Along with these, gummy bear breast implant patients enjoy several additional benefits. They look and feel very natural, due to their soft texture that mimics the feel of natural breasts. Their distinct, cohesive material helps them keep their shape intact longer with a lower risk of rippling or bumpiness. Also, silicone gel "bleeding" or leaks are virtually non-existent in the case of rupture. This makes gummy bear implants a perfect choice for those with an active lifestyle, since the implants do a great job of holding their shape.

Am I a candidate for Gummy Bear Breast Implants?

As long as you are in generally good health and don't have any ongoing medical conditions that could hinder the healing process, you are likely a candidate for the procedure. At an initial consultation, you'll get the opportunity to go over your medical history to ensure there are no contraindications, as well as discuss your goals and whether this procedure is the best way to reach them.

In general, for breast surgery, patients should be in generally good health and not have any ongoing conditions that could hinder the healing process. Gummy bear implants are a great option for most women who want to achieve a fuller breast size, especially those with naturally quite small breasts. Women with a degree of droopiness or a loose skin envelope may be better suited for other types of implants.

The Gummy Bear Breast Implant Procedure

Let's answer some questions about the procedure and what it entails.

How long is the procedure and what does it consist of?

The procedure takes anywhere from one to three hours in total. It is performed under general anesthesia, so you'll need to arrange for someone to drive you home after. Dr. Horn will make discreet incisions using a predetermined method, insert the implants, and close the incisions. Finally, bandages and a compression garment will be placed.

What is the recovery process?

Recovery time varies between patients but many return to work and regular activities within seven to ten days. You will likely have some swelling and discomfort that will subside over a few weeks to months. Keep in mind that it takes time for implants to ultimately settle, and final results often take up to a year. Support garments are crucial to a healthy and successful healing process. Compression garments or a fitted sports bra will need to be worn for at least two to three weeks around the clock except for when bathing.

Are Gummy Bear Breast Implants safe?

Yes, this type of implant is FDA-approved and very safe. It even has the added safety benefit of virtually no silicone bleed in the case of a rupture. Breast surgery has not been shown to increase breast cancer risk or any risk of other breast conditions.

Like any breast surgery operation, it does come with some risks, such as capsular contracture, rupture, and rippling. However, one of the benefits of the gummy bear breast implant option is that these risks are significantly less. Loss of or heightened nipple sensitivity can occur in some, but these are infrequent and very rarely permanent.

How much do Gummy Bear Breast Implants cost?

The cost of gummy bear implants will vary depending on the specifics of the surgery and if other procedures will be included.

Find Out if Gummy Bear Breast Implants Are Right for You

Dr. Horn is passionate about customization. With over 10,000 breast surgeries performed, he is extremely knowledgeable about what will work best for a patient and their unique needs. At your initial consultation, he will learn about your aesthetic goals and create a treatment plan that includes preparation, surgery, and expectations for results. Call us today at (312) 854-8411 or schedule your consultation online to find out if this procedure is the right fit for you!

From the initial consultation to the final follow-up exam, Dr. Horn and his staff provides compassionate treatment tailored to the specific needs and goals of each individual. Dr. Horn’s mastery and surgical skill in performing various face and body procedures, his dedication to patients’ safety, combined with his focus on unparalleled care and attention, make him one of the most sought-after surgeons in the Midwest. At his clinic, surgical options are paralleled by an array of non-invasive treatments and advanced technologies designed to help you rediscover your beauty potential.

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