If you are considering a breast augmentation procedure, you have several options for the type of implant material and filling depending on the look you would like to achieve. One of these implant types is called Cohesive Gel, better known as the gummy bear implant. Cohesive gel is thicker than most silicone gel implants, and is often considered to be safer than other implants because they may be less likely to leak or burst open. If breast augmentation is of interest to you, read on to learn more about why the gummy bear implant may be the right choice for you.
Most implants on the market are a more cohesive gel silicone material than what was on the market 15-20+ years ago. Cohesive gel simply means the gel is less likely to leak than previous forms of silicone gel. The only true “gummy bear” implants on the market are created from the manufacturers listed below.
Mentor is known for their creation of the MemoryShape Gummy Bear Breast Implants. This line of implants creates a firmer, natural look breast. Mentor describes its Gummy Bear implant as shaping the breast, as opposed to the breast shaping the implant. This allows patients with the Mentor gummy bear implant to achieve the breast look they have been hoping for, with an attractive natural firmness.
Allergan’s gummy bear implant was FDA approved in 2016. Known as the “Natrelle Inspira,” this implant offers the company’s highest gel fill ratio for a round implant. This implant is ideal for women seeking breast augmentation to achieve a fuller breast look. The Natrelle Inspira was the first FDA approved gummy bear implant on the market.
The Sientra gummy bear implant is the preferred implant among many breast augmentation patients and surgeons. Sientra offers 5 different anatomical shapes for patients to choose from within the “gummy bear” implant line. This allows patients to select from a variety of breast shapes in order to find one that best fits their specific body shape and goals. In addition, Sietra offers a 2-year warranty, which includes a free implant replacement in the event of grade 3 or grade 4 capsular contracture at any time in the 2-year period following the breast augmentation procedure.
The only way to know for sure is to schedule an appointment with Plastic Surgery Group. During your breast augmentation consultation, we will get a feel of the goals you would like to achieve for your body, and determine which type of procedure and implant would best achieve those goals. Contact us today to get started!