Women are not always happy with the size or shape of their breasts. It’s when breast augmentation surgery may be an option. Advances in technology now give our clients at Chatham Plastic Surgery a variety of options that include gummy bear implants. Dr. Carl B. Pearl MD and board-certified plastic surgeon offer this option to his patients.
What are Gummy Bear Implants?
Gummy bear implants contain a cohesive silicone gel that is thicker and more structured than traditional silicone gel implants. Because of this more stable composite, these implants can retain their shape even if the shell of the implant fails. Women who are looking to achieve a more lifted, push-up bra look can choose round extra gel gummy bear implants. These implants have a higher fill volume of silicone that performs like a more cohesive gel but remains soft and natural.
This type of implant is popular due to its durability. Unlike traditional silicone and saline gel implants, gummy bear implants are unlikely to fold or wrinkle, and they are not easily distorted by pressure. Patients also typically experience less sagging and side-to-side movement after surgery.
What are the Benefits of Gummy Implants?
Choosing gummy bear implants over other types can have advantages. However, it can also depend on your aesthetic goals.
Some of the reasons you may want to inquire about the implants include:
- Less risk of folding and rippling, which makes them a preferred choice for patients with less breast tissue.
- Possible lower risk of capsular contracture, a sometimes painful complication that can occur with an implant and cause the breast to appear less attractive.
- If the implant tears or ruptures, it will continue to hold its original shape and size.
- Less likely to change shape or position in the breast over time.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Pearl at Chatham Plastic Surgery will go over your options to ensure gummy bear implants are the best choice for you.
Contact our Savannah, GA office online or call 912-446-1985 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Pearl.