The most recent advancement in breast augmentation is the use of “gummy bear implants” – a term that you might have heard floating around the media lately. The gummy bear implant is the fifth generation of silicone breast plants, and they are made out of a cohesive gel that is able to retain its shape. At our center, we now offer these breast implants to our patients. These new implants are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, just like the delicious treat gummy bears – but, the implants are a bit different than their candy-coined term.
How did Gummy Bear Breast Implants get their Name?
Unlike real gummy bears, the breast implants are not completely solid. They are made up of a semi-solid gel with an outer shell. But the reason they are referred to as gummy bear breast implants is because they keep their shape, much like the soft gummy bear candy can. The implants were dubbed as “the gummy bear” by a plastic surgeon in California, named Dr. Grant Stevens. Many women prefer this new type of implant because they make the breasts look and feel more natural compared to previous generation silicone implants. Thousands of women have already had gummy bear breast implants put in with no injuries or issues to report.
Are Gummy Bear Implants Safe?
The gummy bear breast implants are also said to have a low rupture rate, but it is important to keep in mind that all implants can possibly rupture. Even if an implant ruptures, it is not dangerous or life threatening. We perform a physical and history on all of our patients first to determine whether they’d be a good candidate for gummy bear breast implants. If you are interested in having gummy bear implants for breast augmentation, schedule an appointment with one of our talented plastic surgeons in Philadelphia for a consultation.
What to Expect from Breast Augmentation Surgery
Thinking about having breast augmentation done? Here’s what you can expect at our plastic surgery center in Philadelphia.
- Only one full work week will be missed after surgery
- The chest muscles can be exercised after just one month of surgery
- Pain within the first three days is controlled with a catheter and after that, the experience is mostly feelings of pressure
- After breast augmentation, women can still receive mammograms and breastfeed
- Incisions are made so that scarring has minimal visibility
We have been performing state-of-the-art cosmetic surgery for over 20 years with the utmost quality. For more information about our gummy bear breast implant surgery, call our office today. We also offer rhinoplasty, permanent makeup, eyebrow lifts, breast reduction, liposuction and more.