What Are Gummy Bear Implants?

shutterstock_73697044If you’re considering breast augmentation, you may already realize there are numerous types of breast implants available, including a variety of shapes, sizes, and materials. Furthermore, recent innovations have been designed to enhance the safety, beauty, and comfort of the outcome. One of the latest models of breast implant, and one our skilled plastic surgeon, Dr. Mark E. Richards, considers to be particularly exciting is Mentor Corporation’s “gummy bear” implant. Also called the anatomic cohesive gel implant, this model has a unique structure that provides an abundance of benefits for the right candidate, and if you’re seeking the most natural looking and feeling results possible, they may be exactly what you’re looking for.

Gummy bear implants got their name due to the thicker silicone filing that is found inside the silicone breast implant shell. The cohesive gel offers a more concentrated make-up of silicone for more realistic texture and form stable appearance than many other types of implants. While the beautiful results can be intriguing, these implants have also been shown to be potentially more resistant to rippling than other forms of implants. Additionally, the risk of capsular contracture—the condition where thick scar tissue forms around the implant, causing them to feel hard—may be reduced when using cohesive gel implants.

The gummy bear implant has a lot of exciting features, including the ability to place them above the muscle and ability to select variations in height, width, and amount of projection outward. Dr. Richards offers this option in a variety of shapes and sizes to suit your anatomic needs and cosmetic goals. For more information about cohesive gel implants and breast augmentation, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Richards, Please contact us today.

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