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What are gummy bear implants?

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Gummy bear implants are breast implants made from high-strength cohesive silicone gel. Gummy bear implants are safer than other implants due to the lessened risk of rupture, according to Dr. Grant Stevens, a plastic surgeon in Marina Del Rey, California.

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As of 2015,gummy bear implants are relativelynew to the United States and were once only available to women in the United States whotook part in clinical trials.

The All About Augmentation website compares the gummy bear style implants made out of highly cohesive silicone gel to other types of implants with results that display that thegummy bears are firmer than silicone-or saline-based implants, but they offer a more pliable material to shape the implant into a natural breast shape. The implants come in a teardrop shape to offer a more natural contour for the breast. The gummy bear style implants resist shifting and offer a natural look and feel. Some of the negative features listed on the site arethat some women find them too firm and that the incision required during surgery is larger than that of a saline implant incision.

Breast implant manufactures that produce the highly cohesive silicone gel implants include Mentor, Sientra and Allergan.

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