Gummy bear implants – this is the hottest new thing in the world of cosmetic surgery or more specifically, breast augmentation.
Formally, the gummy bear breast implants are called silicone cohesive gel implants. The popular name came about because of its consistency/texture and high density which resembles the candy everyone loves. In all seriousness, the silicone composition is made to feel like the natural tissue of the breast.
These gummy implants are said to be more durable and less likely to rupture than the conventional saline breast implants which can become hard if overfilled. The silicone implants are supposed to make your breast look soft, firm as well as pliant. Hence, a more natural look and feel! Also, why these implants are so popular is because just like the gummy, you can push and pull at the material and it will still retain its shape. No saggy breast we suppose.
The gummy bear implants have been studied in several clinical trials over the last six years. Even though the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the implants back in November 2006, it wasn’t till this year that the FDA gave the okay for Sientra, a plastic surgery implants producer, to make the gel implants with two more companies in the line-up as well. These implants have also been approved for general use in Europe and Canada.
With the reintroduction of silicone implants, the number of silicone breast enhancements has steadily gained popularity among the ladies in the US. If the risk is relatively lower and you’ll end up with natural-looking breast, would you do it?
Source: Huffington Post and Chicago Tribune