Dr. Douglas Steinbrech, M.D., F.A.C.S., has recently released an infographic breaking down the facts about Gummy Bear Breast Implants. He offers this visual as a guide for the new wave of breast augmentation and the effective technique.
Women have to consider a number of factors when considering breast augmentation. It helps to ask questions. What are the risks? How natural will they look and feel? What will they cost? One available option that answers these questions and alleviates these concerns are Gummy Bears. That’s right, Gummy Bear breast implants.
Gummy Bear breast implants are the latest generation of silicone breast implants, also known as cohesive, form-stable or highly-cohesive implants, and use advanced gel material and implant technology to produce a more natural result that maintain their shape better with no risk of leakage. Many other breast implants of the past have been characterized by their unnatural appearance, stiff feel and high risk of leakage among other possible complications. Gummy bear breast implants are reasonably affordable, safer and aesthetically more attractive option for women seeking breast augmentation with the best results. Frankly, it makes sense to wonder if such un-natural results warrant the risks involved.
First introduced in Europe in 1995 and in Canada five years later, Gummy bear implants received FDA approval in the United States in 2013 and have a number of advantages over saline and earlier silicone options.
FDA approved manufacturers:
- Much Softer and Natural Feeling
- Less Scar Tissue Following the Procedure
- Less Folding and Rippling
- Maintain Shape Longer (Up to 15-20 years)
- Safer; Lower Risk of Complications
- No Risk of Leakage if Cut, Torn, or Broken
- Quick Recovery Time
Some patients have found them to be too firm, but most do not, especially in comparison to other types of implants. They also require a slightly larger incision than saline implants, but the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages as shown on the Infographic.
Patients can return to normal activities within a week.
Of course, no surgical procedure is 100% risk-free, though the risk level is significantly lower with Gummy Bears than other available options and techniques. It is important to consult your doctor before considering breast implants or any other cosmetic surgery. Ideal candidates should be in optimal health.
Gummy Bear implants are recommended only to women 22 years of age or older and the procedure costs an average of $6,500.00. Patients generally resume regular activity within a week of the procedure.