How Long Do Gummy Bear Implants Last?
Anatomic implants, otherwise known as form-stable implants, have a look and feel that is almost indistinguishable from natural breast tissue. These implants give Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Eisemann a higher level of flexibility when performing breast implant surgeries and help ensure that the implants placed above the chest muscles result in a totally natural look and feel.
A more natural appearance
Gummy bear breast implants are associated with an overall more natural look, which has a lot to do with the consistency of their silicone gel filling. This consistency is also what prevents the anatomic implants from rupturing and leaking. Ultimately, this aspect of the implants is what eliminates the risk of implant deflation and the need for a breast augmentation revision down the line.
That said, as form-stable breast implants are still relatively new on the market, there are still questions regarding their longevity. Practitioners won’t have proper data on the shelf life of gummy bear implants for at least another 10 to 15 years.
A newcomer on the implant market
While we still can’t give a clear answer on how long gummy bear breast implants will last, 10 years is a safe bet, as traditional saline and silicone implants typically retain their desired appearance for this amount of time. That said, every patient is different. Some women find that their implants last for up to 20 years or longer. The best way to figure out how long your implants will last is to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Eisemann so he can go over all of the basic information regarding gummy bear implants.
Who is an ideal candidate for gummy bear implants?
Beyond being incredibly form-stable, gummy bear implants are also teardrop-shaped. This essentially means that they have a downward slope which makes them resemble natural breasts. As such, women who have smaller breasts (smaller amounts of breast tissue) are typically considered to be great candidates for these implants.
What is the takeaway?
Gummy bear implants are a newcomer to the world of implants that improve upon the design of older versions of breast implants. While more data is needed, there are indications that gummy bear implants will last longer than traditional silicone implants, making them more cost-effective in the long run.
Patients who are interested in a breast augmentation in Houston with Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center can contact our office. Patients can connect directly with a patient coordinator and schedule a consultation over the phone. We welcome patients from all over Katy, Sugar Land, Houston, and surrounding areas.