Breast augmentation has long remained one of the most sought-after cosmetic surgery procedures in the US. Each year nearly 300,000 breast augmentation surgeries are performed in the country with successful results. For many years, the standard breast implant options available were saline and silicone implants. However, a new, advanced option that is now available is gummy bear implants.
As the name suggests, gummy bear implants are highly cohesive in strength and are able to maintain their form and shape very effectively. Modern Body Contouring & Laser Center, led by eminent plastic surgeons Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin, provides implant surgery to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond and surrounding communities.
Stability and Consistency
Gummy bear implants are also known as form stable implants because of their ability to maintain shape under all kinds of situations. The implants are designed to mimic the natural shape of the breast, which is thicker at the bottom and tapered towards the top. The consistency of the silicone gel used in the core of these implants is very high.
Not just from aesthetics perspective, but also from a safety point of view, gummy bear implants are highly effective. If the implant shell gets damaged or even cut into two halves, the highly cohesive silicone gel core will not leak out to other parts of the body. This ensures safety for the patient with gummy bear implants.
Allergan, Sientra, and Mentor are the three leading breast implant manufacturers that are producing form stable implants in the US. Their implants have been approved by the FDA for women above the age of 21. Leading plastic surgeons are recommending these implants to their patients who seek the best qualities in breast implants.
Other Key Benefits
In addition to the major benefit of maintaining shape and stability of the implant with gummy bear implants, there are other advantages too. These implants provide more fullness to the bottom of the breast, allowing women to have a more pronounced breast appearance.
The stronger density of the silicone gel in these implants reduces the risk of the implant becoming wrinkled. Implant wrinkling is a risk in larger sized implants, which gets mitigated with gummy bear implants. The textured surface of these implants ensures that the implant maintains its position in the breast pocket in a better way.
Some studies suggest that the risk of capsular contracture is also reduced with these form stable implants. M-Body receives patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, and nearby locations for breast implant and other procedures.
Less Scar Tissue
Researchers have indicated that highly cohesive gummy bear implants may tend to leave the patient with less firm scar tissue as compared to other implants. While the reasons remain unknown till now, some researchers are of the view that the reduced diffusion of silicone prevents the body from contracting around the implant.
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