No, they aren’t big globs of gummy candy stuck to your chest, but that doesn’t mean cohesive silicone gel implants (popularly tagged with the term “gummy bear”) won’t make you look a little sweeter. Since March 2012, when the FDA approved the use of gummy bear implants in the U.S., these high-strength silicone gel implants have been making waves on the breast augmentation sea. Here’s why.
Who Makes Gummy Bear Implants?
For years, the company Sientra has been selling their gummy bear implants all around the world, but it wasn’t until fairly recently that the FDA gave the gummies the go-ahead here in the States. These highly cohesive, form-stable silicone gel implants retain their shape, are exclusively made by Sientra and have become increasingly popular as an alternative to traditional saline-filled and silicone round implants counterparts.
Gummy Bear Benefits
The biggest benefits of highly cohesive gummy bear implants are their shape and texture. Highly cohesive, form-stable gummy bears (the implants, not the candy) are teardrop shaped to mimic the natural fall of the breast and bypass that fake look. Additionally, many women have said gummy bear implants feel more like natural breast tissue.
Are Gummy Bear Implants Right for You?
The honest answer is: it depends. As with any cosmetic procedure or breast augmentation, determining which technique and what procedures can be applied to your body type requires a thorough consultation. That said, gummy bear implants have come a long way in the past decade, and they come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. If you’re curious or ready to commit, schedule a consultation to discuss the benefits of gummy bear implants.