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Gummy Bear Breast Implants

Highly Cohesive Silicone Gel Implants

Dr. Loftus has observed that many women are drawn to Gummy Bear implants because of their presumed benefits. But Dr. Loftus is concerned that the disadvantages of Gummy Bear implants far outweigh their risks, and she explains this here.

Gummy Bears are candies which are soft and pliable but don't leak when they are cut in half. This is the nick-name chosen for a type of silicone gel breast implant that behaves similarly. Gummy bear implants are more cohesive (thicker) than regular silicone gel breast implants. The whole idea behind them is to guard against leakage of silicone gel if and when the implant shell ruptures. This may in turn decrease the risk of capsular contracture. Unfortunately, these hopeful advantages have not yet been proven. We do know that gummy bear implants are much less likely to ripple or wrinkle than saline, and also less likely than regular silicone. So, if you have silicone gel implants that wrinkle, then gummy bear implants may be for you.

Disadvantages

Gummy Bear breast implants are so thick that they must necessarily be shaped (teardrop)– so round is not an option. Also, because they are shaped, they are made textured to prevent rotation after placement. So, if you do get gummy bear implants, shaped textured ones are the only options. As a result, these implants pose a risk of malrotation which is not a risk of round implants. Other disadvantages include that they cost more than standard silicone implants. Also, because they are thicker, they feel slightly stiffer than standard silicone gel implants, and therefore less natural in some women.

Summary

Because the advantages are either nominal or unproven and because they carry some significant disadvantages, Gummy Bear Implants are not recommended by Dr. Loftus for most women.

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About Dr. Loftus


Dr. Loftus is a female plastic surgeon who is considered a national authority on plastic surgery, having appeared on numerous talk shows as an expert. Her book has become a best-selling book on plastic surgery and has earned her the reputation as a vocal advocate of patient safety, satisfaction, and education in plastic surgery. No wonder her patients have such great things to say about her…
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Cincinnati: The Christ Hospital
2139 Auburn Avenue, Suite 201
Cincinnati, OH 45219
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