Gummy Bears 101 – Breast Implants or Candy?

Monday, July 29th, 2013 at 11:40 am , Category: Breast Implant,Featured

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For women in Los Angeles considering breast implants, there are a number of implant materials to choose from. One of the most popular options is the gummy bear silicone gel breast implants. This type of implant is known for its thick, viscous gel, which gives the implant a “gummy” consistency and helps the implant retain its shape even when damaged or ruptured. Gummy bear implants are popular because they are safe and create a very natural-looking breast.

Dr. Grant Stevens is a pioneer in the use of gummy bear breast implants. Get the facts from him through this short crash course in Gummy Bears 101.

History

Sientra®’s Silimed brand implants (the original gummy bear breast implants) have been available in Europe since 1995 and in Canada since 2000. In 2012, the original gummy bears were approved by the FDA for use by board-certified plastic surgeons in the United States. These implants are more durable than previous generations of silicone gel implants because they are form-stable, making them less likely to rupture or leak.

Facts vs. Myths

The truth about silicone gel implants is often misunderstood. The following information can help you separate fact from fiction:

  • Myth: Gummy bear breast implants are not safe.
  • Fact: Gummy bear implants have been used for several years and are FDA approved.
  • Myth: Gummy bear breast implants feel unnaturally firm.
  • Fact: Gummy bear implants actually feel very much like normal breasts. They are similar in weight and texture and provide very pleasing, authentic-feeling results.
  • Myth: Gummy bear implants require long, obvious scars.
  • Fact: Just like other saline and silicone gel breast implants, gummy bears can be inserted through the periareolar incision or the inframammary incision. Both are very discreet locations.

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