Pros and Cons of Gummy Bear implants

pros and cons of gummy bear implants

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Gummy Bear breast implants are very popular nowadays, but with so many options available for breast augmentation is difficult to decide what type of breast implant is more convenient for you. Here we will cover the pros and cons of Gummy Bear implants to help you make an informed decision. 

What are Gummy Bear Implants?

Gummy bear implants are a more modern approach to breast implants because of their unique design. The name of these implants is derived from gummy bears, which are soft but solid. The gel has a cohesiveness that allows it to stick together if the implants ever break, which prevents the material from rupturing and leaking into the body and leading to health complications.

There are a few different types of gummy bear implants to use, which have a firmer feel and more shape due to the tight crosslinking of the silicone molecules, which contributes to their density and durability. The gel can be shaped and squeezed but it still manages to return to its original shape. Some of the implants have a higher fill ratio, which allows them to have more volume for better shape, form, and projection.

They’re the most studied implants and are increasing in popularity for their longevity and durability, which offer peace of mind to patients. The gummy bear breast implants are the result of implant manufacturers getting more creative in how they manufacture the products, and the FDA began approving more types of implants. Although it used to take ten to 20 years for a new implant to be approved, it now takes three to five years, allowing gummy bear implants to be readily available.

Advantages of Gummy Bear Breast Implants

The main benefit of gummy bear breast implants is their durability, allowing them to be safer to use compared to traditional silicone implants. Although the shell is thinner than other types of implants, it’s also 35% stronger, which allows it to tolerate more abuse without the risk of damage occurring.

The implants also come lifetime due to their high level of durability. They’re known to outlast saline and silicone implants and can last up to 25 years before they need to be replaced.

Gummy bear implants have a better reputation than silicone implants because they look and feel more natural due to their resemblance to natural breast tissue. They drape in a natural way within the breasts, which leads to less collapsing and wrinkling. The consistency isn’t runny compared to silicone, and they also don’t collapse at the top due to a lack of shape maintenance. The implants tend to drop several weeks after the procedure, which is when the final results of the procedure are most visible.

gummy bear breast implant reliability

The implants also spring up more quickly and have less upper pull with more upper breast fullness for a more attractive look. The increase in gumminess allows the breasts to appear more augmented than silicone implants, which are a lot softer.

Ultimately, gummy bear implants are manufactured to retain their shape over time and will not leak easily. If the shell happens to break at any time, the filler will not leak out into the body.

Fortunately, the implants are also less likely to suffer from capsular contracture, where scar tissue forms around the implant after they’re inserted.

Disadvantages of Gummy Bear Breast Implants

Gummy bear breast implants have a few minor disadvantages, which include their price tag, which is an average of $6,000 to $12,000. The implants are more expensive than traditional saline or silicone implants due to their higher quality construction and their long lifespan.

They also fail to shift naturally like breast tissue because of how well they’re able to retain their shape. This occurs when the patient lies down, which causes them to have the same shape as when the patient is standing up.

Inserting gummy bear implants also requires making a longer incision compared to similar implants in the industry. Fortunately, depending on where the incision is made, it can still remain discrete once it heals. Saline implants have the smallest incision.

There is also only one type of shape available when selecting this option. Compared to silicone gel implants, gummy bear breast implants are only made to have an anatomical shape. This makes them project more toward the bottom of the implant compared to the top. In some cases, it can start to rotate in the breast, which requires undergoing a minor procedure to correct the placement of it. Fortunately, because the outside of the implant is slightly textured, it allows them to stay in place long-term for most patients.

Are gummy bear implants worth it?

Many women with gummy bear implants consider this type of implant to be worth the investment for the natural appearance they create. Their durability also offers peace of mind and reduces the risk of complications in the future. They also have a lower rate of complications with capsular contracture.

The overall natural look that is created allows this type of implant to offer a higher satisfaction rate. They’re the most realistic type of breast implant to resemble natural breast tissue and don’t ripple, wrinkle, or fold over time. The teardrop shape is considered to be a lot more attractive compared to the round shape of silicone or saline implants, allowing more women to achieve their desired results.

What are the risks of gummy bear implants?

There are a few minor risks associated with gummy bear implants, which come with any type of implant that is used. After they’re inserted into the breasts, there may be bleeding, pain or discomfort, bruising, scarring, changes in nipple sensation, infections, nausea, and rippling or wrinkling of the breast tissues surrounding the implants.

How long will gummy bear implants last?

Although gummy bear implants have a higher price tag, they are manufactured to last at least 20 to 25 years, which makes them worth the cost for many women. In some cases, they can last even longer. This means that once they’re inserted, they don’t need to be replaced for several decades. You don’t have to worry about spending more money after six to ten years to replace them and undergo another surgical procedure, but you can wait twice as long before replacing them.

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Boutinic Aesthetics offers Gummy Bear implants in Miami to all patients who look for breast enhancement that looks natural and noticeable at the same time. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Dr. Ernesto Torres

Dr. Ernesto Torres

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Dr. Ernesto Torres specializes in aesthetic plastic surgery in Miami, FL


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