What’s the Difference Between Traditional Silicone and Gummy Bear Implants?

Female doctor choosing mammary prosthesis in the office. If you are considering a breast augmentation procedure, you should be aware of the various materials and implants on the market. The two most popular implants are gummy bear implants and traditional silicone. Each type of implant varies in durability, texture, feel, and safety ratings. When making such an important decision for your body, it’s vital to ensure that you will be happy with the results.

What Are Traditional Silicone Implants?

Traditional silicone implants utilize a soft, cohesive gel to mimic the bounce and softness of natural breasts. They are available in various shapes and sizes, including teardrop shapes.

A common issue with traditional silicone implants is that if they should burst, the material will spill out and leak into the surrounding breast tissue. It’s unlikely this would be discovered for months or sometimes even years. Gummy bear implants seek to resolve this issue.

How Are Gummy Bear Implants Different? 

Form-stable implants, often called “gummy bear” implants, are thicker, more structured than other types. This makes them incredibly durable, so they won’t fold or wrinkle and aren’t easily distorted under pressure.

They developed the nickname “gummy bear” due to the texture of the material. Similar to gummy bears, they hold their shape and are highly cohesive. This means that even if the implant’s shell is broken, the material won’t leak out into the surrounding tissue–a common problem with traditional silicone implants. Instead, the silicone will stay in place and hold its shape. This has earned them a great safety rating, making them popular among patients looking for a safe and effective implant for their breast augmentation.

Gummy bear implants are available in various sizes and shapes, like silicone implants, including teardrop shapes.

Discover if Gummy Bear Implants Are Right for You

Gummy bear implants are quickly becoming popular for patients looking to enhance their natural breasts and feel more confident in their appearance. With their firmer texture and durability, you can rely on these implants to last for many years to come. If you’re interested in breast augmentation, Dr. Carl B. Pearl at Chatham Plastic Surgery is among Savannah, GA’s most trusted and skilled plastic surgeons. Schedule a consultation today by calling (912) 446-1985 or submit an online request.

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