Gummi Bears

A New Breast Implant With a Yummy Nickname

April 2016

A new development in the world of breast augmentation brings us a new implant with a yummy nickname. The medical device company Sientra, developed these implants years ago and until very recently, they were only available through clinical studies. You may have heard of these implants referred to as “Gummy Bear Implants.” Besides the term “gummy bear,” you may have heard the terms “cohesive,” “form-stable” or “highly cohesive,” and each term is a different way of describing these high-strength semi-solid implants. These implants differ significantly from the liquid-filled and silicone-filled implants, and they offer unique advantages. Because the implants are semi-solid, they tend to match the shape of natural breast and maintain their shape even if squeezed. They feel more soft and natural than their liquid-filled counterparts.

These implants seem to be taking the industry by storm and many women say they are the most real feeling implants on the market. One patient states, “I love how no one can tell that I have implants unless I say something. My breasts look and feel like they did be fore nursing three kids! My husband says they feel so natural, even he can’t tell the difference. Think I feel sexy and confident? You bet I do!” - “Cindy”

As a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Li stays on the cutting edge of the medical industry’s new technologies and developments. Sientra makes the high-strength cohesive silicone gel implants (gummy bear implants) available exclusively to board-certified plastic surgeons. As with all devices, these implants have advantages and disadvantages. Before choosing an implant, every patient should discuss the potential risks and benefits with her surgeon.

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