Ultra Cohesive Gel Benefits
Gummy Bear Breast Implants: Pros & Cons
If you’re looking into gummy bear breast implants (also known as ultra cohesive gel implants), it will be important to weigh the pros and cons. At The Swan Center For Plastic Surgery, we carefully discuss the different types of breast implants to help you decide which option is right for your aesthetic goals. However, it can be helpful to have a little more information before your first consultation.
Gummy bear breast implants is the layman’s term for this type of implant. In the field of plastic surgery they are referred to by many names:
- cohesive gel implants,
- ultra cohesive,
- high strength silicone gel,
- form stable, and
- highly cohesive; among many others.
The differences between silicone gel implants (such as Mentor’s MemoryGel) and gummy bear implants (ultra cohesive gel) range from the cohesive or consistency of gel being used to the shape and base width of the implants.
The newest FDA approved implants (ultra cohesive gel) have a great number of advantages. The form stable nature helps them retain their shape better than other implants available and decreases the likelihood of the structure shifting, collapsing, or folding. The gel has the consistency of a gummy bear candy. The gel is ultra cohesive, meaning in the case of an implant rupture the gel will remain in the implant pocket, as it has also been formulated to stay within the capsule should the shell be compromised.
One disadvantage of the ultra cohesive gel implants is the necessity for a slightly larger incision and may be more firm. However, this incision is usually hidden in the breast fold.
As with all implants, there is a chance for rotation of the implant, which can be minimized with surgical placement, implant shape as well as the surface texture of the breast implants.
All of the ultra cohesive gel implants are designed for the specific needs of individual patients. It is incredibly important that the doctor you’re working with is a board certified plastic surgeon that understands the different surgical options. The surgeons at The Swan Center for Plastic Surgery have participated in the clinical trials of the these ultra cohesive implants over the past 7 years, and we offer Mentor MemoryShape, Allergan Natrelle 410 ultra cohesive gel, and Sientra/Silimed implants.
- The Swan Center for Plastic Surgery is among the top 5 practices in the U.S. based on the number of breast augmentations performed.
- Pioneers in the industry.
- All of our plastic surgeons are board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery.
- Our plastic surgeons collaborate nationally with other surgeons on techniques and developments.