The 411 on Gummy Bear Breast Implants

Dr. Fiorillo Discusses the Increasingly Popular Implant

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Perhaps you’ve made the decision to undergo a breast augmentation, or perhaps the idea has been in the back of your mind for some time. This decision is a big enough one in itself; combine it with which plastic surgeon you should go with, and which type of implant is best for you, and the entire process can be incredibly overwhelming.

I’m sure you’ve already heard of saline and silicone implants. Today I’m going to talk more in depth about another implant option, and one you may not have heard of before: Sientra® Gummy Bear breast implants.

The fifth generation in silicone implants, Gummy Bear implants are soft and pliable, yet strong and durable – much like the candy bears they are named after. When they are cut, there is no loss of shape or leakage, making them among the safest, most advanced breast implants on the market today.

Gummy Bear breast implants were FDA-approved in 2012, but have been a popular choice in Europe since 1995 and in Canada starting in 2000. The implants are said to come with fewer complications than traditional ones; there is reportedly less risk of rupture and leakage. Although initially they can be more costly, because of their longevity, one could also consider Gummy Bears to be more cost-effective than other types of implants.

Filled with a high-strength, form-stable silicone gel, Gummy Bears have been praised as having a very natural look and feel.  With Gummy Bears, you have more control over your final results - they come in a variety of shapes (round, oval and teardrop) and sizes, and are even offered in textured and non-textured versions.

As I always mention, it’s important to note that every procedure carries with it certain risks. These complications might include capsular contracture, swelling and pain, infection around the implant, a change in nipple sensation, milk production (if you nursed a baby within a year before the procedure), and implant rupture as a result of injury or the normal compression and movement of your breasts.

Your doctor will discuss the risks and benefits of breast enhancement with Gummy Bears during your consultation.

If you’re looking to increase your breast size, or wishing to improve the shape or symmetry of your breasts, Gummy Bear breast implants are another option for you to consider.  Make an appointment with a reputable, qualified, board-certified plastic surgeon to further discuss your options, and the pros and cons of breast augmentation.  

Dr. Fiorillo is recognized as a leading Gummy Bear breast implant expert, having trained in Sweden on the intricacies of using Gummy Bear implants for breast augmentation. He was selected by Sientra to train other plastic surgeons from across the United States.

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