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All About Gummy Bear Breast Implants

When it comes time to discuss the plethora of breast implant options with your doctor, you may begin to feel like a kid in a candy shop, especially when you get to see your results in life-like third dimension via the Vectra 3D imaging system.

Gummy bear implants are the latest implant advancement to surface in recent years with a nod of approval from the FDA. The name, while quirky, denotes the firmer, thicker consistency of form-stable, highly cohesive silicone that 'bounces' back to its original shape after being touched, much like a gummy bear. There are several benefits to this revolutionary device:

If ruptured, burst or even cut in half, the thick gummy bear implant doesn't leak. Instead, it stays put like cohesive gel. The thickness of the gel also promises less wrinkling or folding of the implant. This decreases the potential for visible irregularities through the skin.

Gummy bear implants are shaped like teardrops—that is, they’re tapered at the top and get fuller as you go down to the base, like a natural breast. This gentle sloping provides a completely smooth, 100% authentic look that mimics a woman's natural curves.

Gummy bear implants are swiftly gaining momentum, manufactured by three big companies — Sientra, Mentor and Allergan. Many women are even opting to replace their current saline or silicone implants with gummy bear implants.

Ask Dr. Diaz about gummy bear implants during your initial consultation to find out if they are a fit for you.


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