Breast implants seem to come in all sizes, shaped and not types. We used to have the simple choice if saline breast implants or silicone. Now we have the so called “Gummy bear breast implants” for breast augmentation. Both Mentor and Allergan, the venerable makers of breast implants in the US had these implants in the works for a long time. The FDA was seemingly reluctant to allow them on the US market and dragged their feet for a number of years on the issue. But when Sientra came to the FDA with their gummy bear implants the FDA allowed Sientra to start selling their implants which are all gummy bear and then shortly thereafter allowed the other companies to sell their gummy bear breast implants as well.
What is a Gummy Bear Breast Implant?
Gummy Bear Breast Implants are really silicone gel implants in which the silicone is highly cohesive meaning that the inside of a breast implant is filled with silicone that is like a gummy bear candy. Therefore, the breast implant holds its shape no matter what position the implant or your body is in, much more like regular breast tissue. It will not run or leak when cut like a silicone breast implant that is filled with more runny and not as thick or “gummy”.
What are Shaped Breast Implants or Tear Drop Breast Implants?
Many gummy bear breast implants come are shaped more like a breast. These are so called form stable breast implants much like a gummy bear candy.
How Do They Feel?
Gummy bear breast implants feel more firm when they are outside and being compared to less cohesive breast or more liquid breast implants but they are a similar consistency to breast tissue which is quite firm. As a result, the form stable, highly cohesive silicone breast implants or “gummy bears” actually feel quite a bit more natural a few months after a breat augmentation than a regular silicone gel breast implant.
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