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What are gummy bear implants?

What are gummy bear implants?

Are you considering getting a boob job? If so, then you have probably heard about the so-called "gummy bear" breast implants. Upon their FDA approval ten years ago, these devices quickly became one of the hottest trends in the industry. With time, they have gradually replaced their silicone and saline predecessors.

Although these new generation implants have many similarities with traditional silicone gel implants, they offer additional benefits in terms of safety and appearance.

Here we will give you more details about gummy bear breast implants. We will reveal their advantages and disadvantages and why they might be a better choice than traditional silicone or saline devices.

Gummy bear breast implants: What are they made of?

As with other kinds of breast augmentation devices, gummy bear implants also consist of an outer part made of silicone and an inner part that contains filling material. What sets them apart is actually their inside which is prefilled with cohesive silicone gel that gives them a high level of strength. This gel has the ability to preserve its shape over an extended period of time. This is why they are described as form-stable or highly cohesive implants.

In addition to being strong and form-stable, gummy bear breast implants also feel very soft and real to the touch. Therefore, they might be an excellent solution for those women who want to achieve more subtle, not fake-looking breast augmentation outcomes.

What are the pros and cons of gummy bear implants?

What are the pros and cons of gummy bear implants?

Gummy bear implants offer a number of benefits due to their unique design and structure. They are teardrop-shaped implants, which means they are nearly the same shape as the natural breast. In addition to being more aesthetically pleasing, these implants are also a bit safer than their saline and silicone counterparts. They can be used to enhance the breast size, correct asymmetry or rebuild the breast after mastectomy.

However, as with all breast augmentation devices, they have downsides too. One of the main ones is that gummy bears are more likely to leave slightly larger scarring due to the longer incision needed.

Here we will list all advantages and drawbacks of cohesive silicone gel implants so that you can gain a better understanding of what you can expect from these devices.

Advantages of gummy bear breast implants

  • Stability. A gummy bear is a breast implant that keeps its form and position when your body is moving. The device is made of a thicker and more gravity-resistant cohesive gel. As a result, it is less prone to shifting, moving, or changing its shape over time.
  • Durability. The cohesive silicone gel that fills the interior of the implant is stronger compared to the traditional silicone material. Therefore, you may be able to enjoy the results of your breast surgery for up to 25 years
  • Natural look and feel. The form of the gummy bear devices is teardrop or anatomical (narrower at the top and wider and more projected at the bottom), imitating the actual breast shape very well. Because of this, your new boobs will be larger while still appearing natural.
  • Lower complication rate. The implant is made of a denser gel that is less prone to rippling. This material supports the implant shell's outer edges, resulting in less rippling and folding. Moreover, the risk of leakage is very low since the implant is unlikely to shift and move.

Disadvantages of gummy bear breast implants

  • Costly. As with everything else, a high-quality product comes at a price. If you compare the costs of different types of breast implants in Singapore, you may find out that cohesive gel implants are slightly more expensive. This is due to the higher cost of the materials and manufacturing of these implants.
  • Larger incision. Gummy bear implants are usually inserted into the breasts through a slightly longer incision. Consequently, the risk of having a larger scar is also higher. However, you need to keep in mind that the surgeon also plays an important role when it comes to scarring. You need to make sure you are in the hands of a plastic surgeon with extensive experience in the cosmetic surgery field.
Implant type comparison

Round vs teardrop-shaped implants: How do they differ?

Round implants have a circular form meaning that their height and width are the same. The projection point of these devices is located in the middle. Standard saline and silicone implants are most commonly round in shape.

Teardrop-shaped breast implants such as gummy bear implants are wider at the base and more narrowed (tapered) at the top. Their projection point is in the lower part of the breasts. These implants tend to deliver a more natural appearance compared to round silicone implants. They give a nice gentle slope with less volume at the top and more at the bottom of the breasts. This is due to the fact that the women's breasts have a similar teardrop shape.

With round implants, you have a fairly even distribution of the volume at both top and the bottom. They can typically give a great fullness at the top and the most cleavage possible. So if your goal is to achieve a maximum amount of cleavage and more volume at the upper part of your breasts, then round silicone breast implants might be the route to go.

In case you really would like to avoid that "fake look" with a boob job and want an implant which will overflow with your natural breast contour, then gummy bear teardrop-shaped implants might be an ideal option for you.

Keep in mind that the best way to understand which type of implant is the most appropriate for your needs and your anatomy is to schedule a consultation with a plastic surgeon.

Are gummy bear implants better than traditional silicone implants?

Gummy bear breast implants might be a better choice in terms of safety, stability and durability. The risk of ruptures and leaking with these implants is lower compared to traditional silicone gel breast implants. Furthermore, the consistency of cohesive silicone gel is thicker, which means it stays together a little bit better than the other silicone, so it keeps its shape better. The material is also stronger, which is why gummy bear implants tend to last longer than regular silicone implants.

However, although gummy bear breast implants come with many benefits, it does not mean they are the most appropriate solution for everyone. If you want to achieve greater cleavage, for instance, it might be better to opt for round silicone breast implants. In addition, some patients find gummy bear breast implants too firm, which is why they prefer a softer alternative such as traditional silicone implants.

Overall we can say that both types, gummy bears and traditional silicone implants, can give you amazing breast augmentation results. The choice of which implant is right for you really comes down to a combination of your aesthetic goals, your body type and your own preferences.

Are gummy bear implants better than saline?

Gummy bear breast implants typically offer much more benefits than saline-filled implants. These devices are less prone to causing side effects such as capsular contracture, rupture or leakage. In most cases, they last longer than saline breast implants. Furthermore, cohesive gel implants are usually a better choice in terms of comfort and aesthetic appearance. They tend to look more pleasing and feel like natural breast tissue.

Saline breast implants, on the other hand, tend to be more noticeable beneath the skin. They are also more prone to rippling and capsular contracture. Furthermore, saline implants are filled with salt water, which may explain why many breast augmentation patients describe them as feeling like water in a ballon.

However, saline implants might be a good and more affordable alternative to traditional silicone and cohesive gel implants. The cost of saline implants is usually much lower than that of implants made of silicone material.

How much does it cost to get gummy bear implants in Singapore?

Breast augmentation with gummy bear implants in Singapore may cost anywhere between $8000 and $17000. This great price range is normally attributed to the fact that each patient has different needs, and each surgeon charges differently.

Along with the cost of breast implants, you will also have to pay for the initial consultation, anaesthesia, surgical procedure itself, and medications. The prices of these services vary depending on the surgeon and clinic you choose for your breast augmentation procedure.

There are different implant types available in Singapore, and gummy bears are among the expensive ones. However, given the several benefits these devices provide, they may be worthwhile.



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