Creating a More Natural-Looking Bust Line with Gummy Bear Implants
The size, shape, and materials from which a breast implant is made are essential to providing patients with the best possible results for their breast augmentation. To this end, Dr. Richard Bendor-Samuel and Dr. Louis Boileau offer cohesive silicone gel implants, also known as gummy bear implants, at their Halifax, NS, practice. These firm, long-lasting implants are ideal for patients who are looking to achieve a more natural look and feel for their breasts.
What are Gummy Bear Implants?
Traditionally, patients can choose between two materials for their breast implants: saline and silicone gel. The former are filled with a saltwater solution known as saline. While affordable, these implants are more often prone to rippling and other cosmetic difficulties, such as loss of upper breast fullness or bottoming out.
Silicone gel implants were originally developed as a more durable alternative to saline implants. Gummy bear implants are a specialized type of gel that, like gummy bears, retain their shape even if the implant ruptures. Consequently, they are much less likely to ripple, fold, or develop a layer of scar tissue.
Gummy bear implants have been approved by Health Canada and are considered a safe and reliable option for breast augmentation. As a result, almost any patient who qualifies for breast augmentation can select this option.
Pros and Cons of Gummy Bear Implants
Like traditional silicone gel implants, gummy bear options offer patients a wealth of benefits, including more natural-feeling and looking breasts, significantly reduced risk of ruptures or ripples, and longer-lasting results. In fact, gummy bear implants are one of the more popular options for breast augmentation.
Gummy bear implants offer a stable, natural-feeling, and long-lasting option for breast augmentation.
However, patients should be aware that because they retain their shape so well, these implants can lack natural breast movement. They may also may require a slightly larger surgical incision and, consequently, leave a more noticeable scar. During your consultation, Dr. Bendor-Samuel or Dr. Boileau will ask about your medical history, budget, and cosmetic goals in order to determine whether these implants are appropriate for you.
What to Expect from Your Treatment
While the surgery to place gummy bear implants does not differ significantly from that for traditional silicone implants, your doctor may need to make a larger incision to accommodate the implant's lack of flexibility. This opening is usually made discreetly on the underside of the breast.
Recovery is also similar to that of any other breast augmentation. Patients should expect some discomfort and swelling in the weeks after surgery and should plan to take off at least a week from work. Our doctors typically approve patients to resume more strenuous activities within six to eight weeks of their visit, although the specifics can vary from person to person.
Take Advantage of Gummy Bear Implants Today
Gummy bear implants offer a stable, natural-feeling, and long-lasting option for breast augmentation. Contact us online or by calling (866) 928-0023 to schedule a consultation and learn more about your options for treatment.
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