Breast Enhancement Surgery remains the most popular cosmetic plastic surgery, and the procedure continues to advance and improve. Breast implant technology has changed over the last few decades. Gone are the paper thin shells that frequently ruptured and allowed free flowing silicone oil to bleed through its surface. Gone is the less cohesive gel that could migrate through the breast. Today we have stronger breast implants that remain soft, making the procedure safer and more easily tailored to each patients’ specific needs and desires.
What are Gummy Bear Breast Implants?
Gummy Bear Breast Implants are the latest advancement in breast implant quality. These implants feel soft, like natural breast tissue, but are filled with a strong, highly-cohesive silicone gel that maintains its shape, even when the implant is cut in half.
The images above show before, during and after compression of a highly cohesive breast implant. The implant is soft and can be squeezed flat, but it has memory and returns to its original shape once the press is released, even in the area where the shell is missing. Older silicone breast implants would simply spill their contents, even without squeezing them.
Why Are Gummy Bear Breast Implants Better?
The structure of the gel allows the manufacture of more reliable breast implants. The implants can be made into a larger variety of shapes and sizes with improved stability. The cohesivity of the implants can also be selected from softer to firmer, as circumstances demand.
The typical breast augmentation patient seeks to increase her breast volume by a few cup sizes. When the breasts are small, and the skin coverage is thin, the goal is to reach the desired result without the appearance of rippling. Rippling occurs when wrinkles in the breast implant are seen through the skin. Today’s more cohesive gel breast implants can give better projection in these cases while minimizing the risk of rippling.
When the skin coverage is not normal, as is the case with breast reconstruction, a stiffer implant is required to hold up against the deforming influence of the mastectomy and radiation treatments. Implants with memory can provide more variety in shapes, larger sizes and as a result, more reliable cosmetic results.
Breast Enhancement Consultations
The decision to have Breast Augmentation is a personal one. Choosing the best size, shape and type of breast implant should be done with the guidance of a board certified plastic surgeon who has years of experience helping women achieve their breast enhancement goals. In the San Francisco Bay Area call (925) 943-6353 to schedule a private breast augmentation consultation. Your questions will be answered, and your options discussed in detail.Previous Post Next Post