Of all the cosmetic procedures out there, breast augmentation is one of the most popular. It is a great way for a woman to boost her self-confidence and achieve the curves she has always wanted. Many people think that there are only two options when it comes to breast implants – silicone or saline. The truth is, there is a third option, called Gummy Bear Implants, that may be the right choice for you.
What Are Gummy Bear Implants?
This type of implant is more similar to silicone than saline but is still unique. Gummy Bear Implants have both a silicone shell and a silicone filling. The gel inside a GB implant is very cohesive. Due to this, they can maintain their shape, even if cut in half, which is where the name originated from.
Gummy Bear Implants are teardrop in shape instead of round, which is one of the major ways that they differ from other implants. Over time, implants may begin to shift. In order to help prevent this, GB implants have textured shells in order to help them stay in place. The texture allows for your body’s tissues to grow around it, further helping it stay put.
The textured shell has another bonus for this breast augmentation option. It has proven to be helpful in preventing capsular contracture, something that can happen with implants when the tissue around them becomes too thick. Capsular contracture is painful and leads to breast asymmetry, so reducing the odds of it happening is a major perk of GB implants.
Why Choose Gummy Bear Implants?
In addition to the ones touched on above, there are some other major reasons to consider this type of implant for breast augmentation.
They Stay Smooth
Due to the way they are constructed, they are less prone to wrinkling and folding than other options. This is particularly helpful if you are someone who does not have a lot of breast tissue to work with.
They Look (and Feel) More Natural
For many women, the reason Gummy Bear Implants are an obvious choice is the way they look and feel. The teardrop shape is far more natural than the round shape of others. Plus, they can still give you a great deal of cleavage if desired.
They Maintain Their Shape
Over time, the constant pressure of the surrounding tissues can change the way that a breast implant is shaped. This is less likely to happen to GB implants as a result of the cohesive gel in them.
If you would like to learn more about breast augmentation at The Bougainvillea Clinique and whether or not Gummy Bear Implants are right for you, visit our office in Winter Park, FL. We have a dedicated and knowledgeable team that can help you through this process. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!