In 2016 Americans spent a total of 15 billion dollars on a combination of surgical and nonsurgical procedures to improve their physical appearance. Many of those patients chose breast augmentation as their enhancement. Breast augmentation has steadily stayed on the top ten list of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures and is usually very close to the top of the list.

Breast augmentation is a common procedure that delivers impressive results when the right plastic surgeon manages the procedure. Several different types of implants are available including the popular “gummy bear” implant. Your plastic surgeon is your best resource when it comes to making decisions about breast augmentation.

What is Breast Augmentation?

Many women feel unhappy and self-conscious about their breast size. Augmentation can be the solution. It is an enhancement procedure to enlarge the size of the breast. It is a cosmetic surgery procedure where implants are used to increase breast size.

The Implants

There are several implant options with the “gummy bear” implant being a very popular choice. Most implants are round. The gummy bear implant is teardrop-shaped which gives the breasts a more natural look after enhancement. The tear dropped shape gives less of a fuller look at the top of the breast and a more fuller look at the bottom of the breast, mimicking the appearance of a natural breast.

All breast implants have a silicone casing or shell, then a filler material that determines their size. Most implants will be filled with either saline or silicone. Gummy bear implants have a silicone outer shell and are filled with a thick silicone gel.

Many patients prefer gummy bear implants because they retain their shape and feel softer to the touch. Unlike other implants, even if the outer shell ruptures, the thick gel inside the gummy bear implant will not lose its shape.

Another key factor that you should consider is that gummy bear implants are very durable which means that the possibility of the implant rupturing is reduced. They may be the perfect implant to help you get the look that you will love. Interested in how much gummy bear implants cost?” Contact our office today.

Augmentation and Other Procedures

Many patients do a combination of treatments at the same time instead of having to go under anesthesia multiple times. Breast augmentation can be performed on your surgery day in combination with liposuction, tummy tuck, facial fat grafting, and many other procedures. 

Make an appointment with Gaines Plastic Surgery to learn more about breast augmentation and the gummy bear implant to discuss which options are best to help you reach your aesthetic goals!