Silicone 5.0 – Gummy Bear Breast Implants

Tis the season! With the summer ahead, more women have been exploring more options in Breast Enhancement surgery and inquiring how to achieve a more natural look. They are hearing of the “gummy bear implant.” So inquisitive minds want to know…what exactly is the gummy bear implant??”

The newest 5th generation of breast implants are here! These new “high-strength, most cohesive, silicone gel implants,” also known popularly as the “Gummy Bear” breast implant, made by Sientra®, were approved in March 2012 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and are exclusive to Board Certified Plastic Surgeons.

“Gummy bear” breast implants are a cohesive gel. When cut in half they are form-stable so they keep their shape, much like the gummy bear candy. The “gummy bear” breast implant is believed to look and feel more like natural breasts. It is shown that the Sientra® “gummy bear” implants are the softest implant on the market and have the lowest rupture rate compared to other implants available.

Whether you are looking for a more natural or fuller shape, the gummy bear implants come in all shapes and sizes. Sientra’s round textured implants are for a fuller look and more prominent cleavage. The Sientra® textured shaped implants, replicating that of a tear drop, mimic the look and shape of a natural breast.

Dr. Alfred Sofer, double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, of Plastic Surgery Center & Medical Spa of Fairfield believes that the newest implants on the market are a better option for most of his patients. “My decision to use Sientra® implants over the others was based on data, case studies, surgical results, and overall patient satisfaction. I have found, in my own practice, that the Sientra® implants have a decreased risk of issues including capsular contracture and rupture rates. Additionally, the patient now has options as far as the look that they want to achieve.”

Each patient has their own preferences and results looking to be achieved so it is important that the right implant be selected. Gummies may not be right for all, but they do add another choice to the selection.

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