What is Gummy Bear Implant?
Breast augmentation surgery consists of getting implants inserted into the breast which make it bigger, better and firm. Women all around the world have always wanted bigger breasts and breast augmentation surgery is the answer to their prayers.
During breast augmentation surgery, an incision is made in the breast through which the implant is inserted. The implants are adjusted until they look even and perfect and then the skin is stretched over it, the nipple is relocated and some stitches later, you are done.
Gummy Bear Implant is a breast implant that is made from a special cohesive silicone gel that has revolutionized the world of breast augmentation. They are officially referred to as High Strength Silicone Gel Implants, and they are manufactured by a company that goes by the name of Sientra.
Gummy Bear Implants are safer than other implants and feel more natural than saline implants and silicone implants. They keep their shape even if cut into half and have less risk of rupture.
Why it is called Gummy Bear Implants?
A doctor in California actually named them Gummy Bear Implants because they are made up of a special type of cohesive silicone gel that retains its shape.
Even when cut in half, the implant stays in the same shape just like a gummy bear. That is the reason for this name. Even though the manufacturers have strictly distanced themselves from this name as they are saying that calling a breast implant by the name of a children’s candy trivializes it, this name has gone viral and everyone is calling it the Gummy Bear Implants.
People all over the world are researching Gummy Bear Implants and even ask the doctor for it. ‘I am thinking about getting the Gummy Bears’ has become a common phrase now.
Gummy Bear: The 5th Generation Implants
These Gummy Bear implants are basically the fifth generation of breast implants. They are so much better than the previous generations which comprised of saline or silicone implants due to the fact that the Gummy Bear Implants are shape retentive, and less likely to cause problems. The fifth generation arrived when the manufacturers were able to solve all the problems displayed by the previous generations, and these fifth generation Gummy Bears are a significant improvement over the previous ones.
Cost of Gummy Bear Breast Implants
Gummy Bear Implants cost a little more than ordinary, 4th generation silicone implants. The science is basically the same as 4th generation, just the internal gel has been made more cohesive so that it does not leak under any condition.
That is why they cost more than ordinary, 4th generation implants as they are improved and enhanced. The total cost would be about 7000 dollars, but since they are very reliable so there will be no follow up costs like repair or follow up surgery. Plus, these gummy bears look so beautiful, they are definitely worth it. 7000 dollars is a little cost to pay for greater confidence, self-esteem and beauty and they have very low chance of breaking. Especially for single mothers who have been breast feeding their children could really use gummy bear implants to rejuvenate and revitalize their breasts.
Gummy Bear VS Silicone gel and Saline Implants
Gummy Bear Implants are the 5th generation of implants.
Let us see how they weigh up against the 4th and 3rd generations of breast implants.
The third generation was the saline implants. These consisted of silicone pouches into which saline solution was pumped and it was sealed before surgery. During surgery a small incision was placed in the breasts and the implants were pushed in. Although this achieved the right shape and size, many women complained that the implants felt watery under their skin which was an uncomfortable feeling. Also the silicone pouches were prone to rupture and leaking on impact, which would make the breasts deflate and the surgery had to be redone.
The fourth generation implants consisted of silicone pouches filled with silicone gel that was cohesive. Thus the watery feeling under the skin was eliminated for superior comfort. Even though they were better than the 3rd generation in many regards, the problem was incision size. Since they were not filled with liquid like the 3rd generation implants, they could not be pushed in through a small incision. Thus a large incision had to be made which means that surgery would be more invasive and there would be more post operation requirements. The gel could also leak out if the pouch burst.
Along came the Gummy Bears, the so called fifth generation of breast implants. These are almost the same as the 4th generation except that they have high strength shells and very highly cohesive internal gel, in fact it is so cohesive that it does not flow out even when the implant is cut in half. Thus they are better than previous generations as they eliminate the problems of the previous generations. In fact many women who have had 3rd or 4th generation implants are having their breasts redone with Gummy Bears. Although the surgical incision is supposed to be bigger than
The Gummy Bear Implants have recently been approved by the Food and Drug Association of the United States of America thus guarantying that they are not a sham and they are safe up to a reasonable limit as set in the law. The FDA has very strict guidelines according to which they decide whether something gets approved or not, so if they do approve something you can be sure that it is safe up to a reasonable limit and you can try it without fear.
The Gummy Bear Implants are semi solid, as they contain highly cohesive silicone gel and thus they do not feel watery under the skin like the saline ones did. In fact many women who had had the saline breast implants had their breasts redone when the Gummy Bear Implants came out. Gummy Bear Implants are shape retentive even when cut in half, thus they feel more natural under the skin and make you feel less self-conscious. Also, Gummy Bears are less likely to leak as they are semi solid thus you do not have to worry about lopsided breasts or deflating breasts.
It is always a little dangerous to tamper around with your body as all surgeries carry risks.
However, the Gummy Bear Implants are less dangerous than the 4th generation silicone and 3rd generation saline implants, because the saline and silicone implants were prone to leaking and rupture. However the Sientra Gummy Bear Implants have the least risk of rupturing or causing any other damage thus getting the Gummy Bears is less risky than other implants.
Why choosing Gummy Bear implant? – Pros and cons
There are various advantages of using gummy bear implants in the breast augmentation surgery.
- They maintain their shape over a long period of time. They are thus better than the other saline or silicone implants in this respect.
- Gummy bear implants are less prone to ripping and folds. There is a specific shape of this implant and it just doesn’t shift around on inside.
- With gummy bear implants, the women need not worry about the leaking of implant inside the body. The reason is that neither will the cohesive gel implant form any sort of fold lines nor will the shell of this implant leak if broken, because instead of liquid, the filling is mostly solid.
- Gummy bear implant doesn’t leave back much firm scar tissue like the other implants do.
However, there are certain cons of gummy bear implants too which are mentioned below:
- For the implantation, we need large incision. Owing to their semi solid nature, they can’t just be pushed like in the case of saline and silicone implants.
- These implants are more prone to breast distortion because they are made in a teardrop shape and rotation can occur if a loose tissue pocket fits implant inside it. By taking due care during surgery, this rotation risk can be minimized.
- The possibility of fracture is another disadvantage of gummy bear implant. They are of a semi solid nature and thus, are prone to fracture.
Every woman has a certain aim in her mind before she opts for a breast implant. The aim is the transformation of breasts as per requirement. Now, when you know how you wish your breasts to be, the second step is to choose the best breast implant. Following are the things that determine the best implant:
- What breast size you want?
- Where do you want to place your breasts on the chest?
- Your desired breast shape?
- How do you want your cleavage to look like?
- Where do you want to hide the scar?
You want to get ideal breasts and you should know that ideal breasts are the one that give a natural enhancement to your femininity or the one that are subtle so they look natural, all depends on you.
The best thing to do is see a doctor who is breast augmentation expert. The doctor will determine the best breast implant for you based on following factors.
1- Breast anatomy i.e. the current breast shape and size
2- Size and shape of body
3- Desired breast look
4- How much are the current breasts sagged?
5- Physical activity and lifestyle
6- Integrity and amount of current breast tissue.
The doctor may also measure your height, weight and the size of your breast and chest. Through these measurements, the doctor will be able to determine the best implant for you. This method is known as the dimensional breast augmentation and it is one of the most effective ways to determine best implant.
You should first see the different samples of different implants that the doctor recommends for your body. See them and determine which one from them will feel the best on you and how will you want to look after your breast augmentation surgery. In this way, you will get the idea of what breast implant you desire to have.
While you check out the different breast augmentation samples, you can also request the doctor to perform a 3D simulation so that you can clearly see your appearance after a breast surgery.
If you really have to get breast implants, then the fifth generation High Strength Silicone Gel Implants, or the Gummy Bears are your best option. They are the latest in the world of breast augmentation. They feel natural, are less risky and there would not be any complications. Gummy Bears will make you feel good.