Breast augmentation is a popular cosmetic procedure. It can help a woman achieve their ideal body and boost their self-esteem. For many years, there were two choices available for implants – silicone and saline. Now, there is the natural-looking and feeling option known as Gummy Bear implants. This type of breast augmentation is approved for women who are not pregnant or breastfeeding. It is an ideal choice for women looking to add volume without changing the shape of the breasts dramatically.
With breast augmentation using gummy bear implants, a silicone shell is filled with silicone gel. Unlike with more traditional silicone implants, the gummy bear implant is filled with a highly cohesive gel that can maintain its shape, even when cut in half. This is actually where they get their name! One of the reasons women love this type of implant is they feel quite natural and soft to the touch.
Unlike saline and silicone implants, which are perfectly round, gummy bear implants are teardrop shaped. Since implants have a tendency to shift and rotate after a while, the shell of the gummy bear is textured. This encourages your body’s natural tissues to grow around and into the implant, holding it in place.
An added bonus of the textured shell is that it has been shown to reduce the chances of capsular contracture, a potential complication of implants. Capsular contracture occurs when the tissue around the implant gets too thick. This can cause considerable pain as well as breast asymmetry.
There are many reasons to consider this type of implants for breast augmentation over saline and silicone ones. Here are four of the main benefits:
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