What does it look like when you have gummy bear implants?


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Cohesive gel breast implants, also known as form-stable implants or gummy bear implants, are thinner at the top and fuller and round at the bottom, giving the augmented breasts a natural shape, claims the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The thicker gel inside the implant retains the implant's original shape.

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Traditional silicone and saline breast implants are subject to gravity and the pressure exerted by the body, which sometimes lead to wrinkling or folding of the implants or to unnatural breast shapes, claims Dr. Leonard A. Roudner, a plastic surgeon in Florida. The core of cohesive gel implants is considerably stiffer, helping the implants to retain their shape despite pressure. The textured surface and thicker gel of cohesive gel implants also potentially reduce the risk of capsular contracture, which is the formation of hardened scar tissue around implants.

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