Gummy Breast Implants
Gummy bear breast implants are one of the breast augmentation solutions available. These teardrop-shaped, gel-based implants are known as “gummy bears.” They’re known for retaining their shape better than saline and silicone-based breast implants.
If you want greater volume in your breasts without the severe form of other implants, you might be a good candidate for this procedure. This technique is not recommended for pregnant or nursing women. Silicone implants are also only for anyone over the age of 22.
What are the ingredients in gummy bear implants?
An outer silicone shell and a filler substance make up a breast implant. Silicone gel or saline solution are used in most breast implants.
A silicone shell surrounds a silicone gel filling in gummy bear breast implants. Gummy bear implants have a benefit over other silicone implants in that they keep their shape while also leaving the breasts naturally soft to the touch.
Gummy bear implants, unlike typical silicone-based breast implants, keep their shape even if their shells are cracked. Because the gel is thicker, this is the case.
Saline-based implants are another popular form of breast implant. Saline breast implant shells, unlike thick gummy bear and standard silicone gel implants, are filled with salt solution, or saline.
Is it safe to have gummy bear implants?
Breast implants have been found to be safe after years of research. Regular checks will be ordered by your doctor to ensure that your implants are still in place and have not ruptured.
Breast implants used to be associated with a higher risk of rupture and accompanying problems. Gel substance might seep out of the shell and into the surrounding tissue if it ruptured.
Gummy bear implants are less prone to rupture and leak than conventional silicone gel and saline implants because of their strength. However, there is a concern that if gummy bear implants leak, it will be more difficult to detect than with saline implants. This is why screenings are critical for detecting any issues. Surveillance MRIs for silicone implants are recommended by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) three years after they are put and every two years thereafter.
The advantages and disadvantages of gummy bear implants
The overall purpose of gummy bear implants, like other types of breast implants, is to increase shape and size. One disadvantage of this procedure is that the surgeon may have to make a longer incision, which increases the possibility of visible scarring.
Droopiness is not addressed by breast augmentation. If this is your main worry, you should consult with a surgeon about a breast lift.
Implants that are round versus those that are teardrop-shaped
The form of traditional saline and silicone implants is typically spherical. If the implants rotate at some point in the future, as most implants do, there will be no issues.
Teardrop-shaped gummy bear implants In comparison to the other two prevalent forms of implants, they’re also thicker or denser. If you want less fullness in the upper area of your breast and a more natural droop in the lower half, this choice may be better for you. However, because the implants are not the same form on all sides, it will be more obvious if they rotate out of place.
To prevent these shaped implants from spinning or shifting, the shell of the gummy bear implant is often rough, allowing the tissue around it to grow into it, similar to Velcro.
These textured, contoured implants have been demonstrated to have a decreased rate of capsular contracture, a problem. This happens when the tissue around the breast implant becomes unusually tight or thick, resulting in asymmetry, pain, and an unattractive appearance. One of the most common surgical problems associated with breast augmentation is capsular contracture, which is a major reason for reoperation.