Breast Augmentation Trend - Gummy Bear Implants

The latest statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) tell us that breast augmentation is the second most popular type of plastic surgery, right behind liposuction. In 2011, 31 percent of all breast augmentation procedures were performed using saline implants while 69 percent were performed with silicone implants. Silicone implants have become widely accepted around the globe, and a newer version – coined ‘gummy bear’ implants – is an emerging trend.

What Are Gummy Bear Implants?           

Gummy bear implants are highly cohesive silicone implants that have a very soft, ‘gummy’ consistency. They are considered to be the newest generation of silicone implants because they can produce very natural-looking results and are less likely to ripple or even rupture. Rupturing is a concern for many patients who choose saline implants because any type of puncture will cause the implant to deflate and the breast tissue to sag.

Posted on, Dr. Lawrence Tong, a board-certified plastic surgeon based in Toronto, predicts that the gummy bear implant trend will continue as patients look for new options in breast enhancement procedures. He also says that breast augmentation continues to be one the most popular surgical procedures at his practice.

Getting Gummy Bear Implants

Take your time to find a board-certified plastic surgery doctor in your area that has extensive experience with implants. Find out if they recommend the gummy bear implant, and what to expect from your procedure. Remember that gummy bear implants are a good match for those who want a more natural look. If you are looking for a firmer and rounder look and going up several cup sizes, you may actually be a better candidate for saline implants. You can discuss the pros and cons of traditional silicone, gummy bear, and saline implants with your surgeon during your consultation.