Gummy bear implants can be an excellent option for breast augmentation surgery. If you’re interested in breast enhancement, you should know that you likely have choices with regard to implant type. You’re encouraged to learn as much as you can by talking with others who’ve had the procedure, reading patient literature, and browsing the Internet. However, your best source of information is always a board-certified plastic surgeon who has extensive experience in performing breast surgery. In the Tampa, Florida, area, that surgeon is Dr. Daniel Greenwald at Bayshore Plastic Surgery. Dr. Greenwald has been performing breast augmentation surgery with various types of implants for more than two decades, and he can help you choose the best implants for you.

When planning breast augmentation surgery in Tampa, FL, Dr. Greenwald tailors each procedure to the specific needs and goals of the patient, including the most suitable implants. In most cases, however, he recommends gummy bear implants (also known as cohesive gel implants) as the best option. Here’s why:

  • Similar to the famous gummy bear candy, cohesive gel implants maintain their distinct shape over time (even when cut in half). This means that after an implant is placed, the shape of the breast will conform to the shape of the implant, and not the other way around (as is the case with saline and silicone implants). Additionally, cohesive gel implants are less affected by gravity than both saline and silicone implants.
  • Because the cohesive gel filling will not shift around within the implant shell, gummy bear implants are much more resistant to folding, rippling, and collapsing than their saline and silicone counterparts.
  • The shell of any type of implant can potentially break under certain circumstances, such as a car accident that results in direct trauma to the chest area. While breakage can cause the filling of a saline or silicone implant to leak out, the cohesive gel filling in a gummy bear implant will tend to stay in place because it is more solid than liquid in form.

After evaluating the results of research and testing conducted over nearly two decades, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of gummy bear implants for breast augmentation. Due to ongoing medical advances, new implant shapes are now available that allow a surgeon to fit a woman more precisely that ever before. Specifically, for any given implant fill volume, there are now multiple shape and projection choices to achieve an ideal, individualized fit.

Contact Bayshore Plastic Surgery at 888-840-3199 to learn more about gummy bear implants. You can arrange to see Dr. Greenwald at his office in Tampa, FL.