What Are “Gummy Bear Implants?”

Posted on May 6, 2008 | by

Known as the “gummy bear implants,” these silicone breast implants are made from a cohesive gel that bears a texture similar to that of a gummy bear. When a silicone implant is ruptured or damaged, the consistency of the gel does not leak out of the exterior membrane of the breast implant.

Silicone implants of any kind cannot be placed through the TUBA (transumbilical) method because of the way they are constructed. They can be placed through incisions in the armpit, underneath the breast, or through the areola, although the areola method is more difficult if the size of the areola is small.

Patients with silicone breast implants love them for the way they feel and have reacted quite favorably to their natural appearance. Silicone breast implants are completely safe and are FDA approved.