When people hear the term “gummy bear” they don’t make the association between the sweet and gummy candy and breast implants, but apparently, they should. Gummy bear implants are a new and innovative way of giving women the breast augmentation they desire. But what are they, and why use a term that has always been associated with all things sweet, nice and juvenile?
Apparently, on prominent plastic surgeon in California invented the term once he realized that cutting an implant in half did not do anything to alter its shape, much like what happens when one bites a gummy bear in half. Thanks to a cohesive gel used to make the enhancements, these implants can be cut, molded and designed to look precisely how a woman wants her breasts to look. Best of all, they can be as big or as small as one wants them to be, unlike other implant materials, which come in set sizes.
In addition to retaining their shape, gummy bear implants feel much more natural than other implant materials, and they’re safer too. Because they’re made of high-strength silicone and durable gel, they have a much lower rupture rate than other types of implants, such as saline and silicone breast implants. In fact, the gummy bears are deemed to be so safe that they were officially approved by the FDA. That said, the FDA has not approved of the dubbed name for them. According to one spokesperson, the FDA believes that equating a medical device to a piece of candy belittles it and all in the industry.
Despite its name striking the wrong chord with the regulation agency, gummy bear implants seem to be here to stay. Women everywhere are going crazy for the new material because it does provide for a much more natural looking and feeling augmentation. In fact, many women have opted to have a second augmentation done just so they can experience the benefits of the gummy bear.
If you’re interested in breast augmentation, ask your doctor about the gummy bear. It comes with many benefits, both short and long term. Meet Dr. Fiorillo to know more!