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Cohesive gel breast implants (more frequently known as "gummy bear breast implants") are a fifth generation form of silicone implants. Plastic surgeons like Dr. Javad Sajan offer gummy bear implants in Seattle as an option for patients seeking augmentation for aesthetic reasons or as part of their post-mastectomy restoration procedures.

Gummy bear implants are a form of soft/solid silicone. Unlike the firm gummy candies that the implants are nicknamed after, gummy bear implants are made of a semi-solid, highly cohesive, viscous (thick, not liquid) gel contained in an outer shell. Gummy bear implants are also referred to as "form-stable," as they maintain their shape.

Gummy bear breast implants offer patients a number of benefits, including:

A more natural teardrop contour

With a teardrop shape, the implant is fuller at the bottom and tapered toward the top. This shape replicates a woman's natural curves, so your breasts won't appear artificially round.

The breast gradually conforms to the implant

This allows the breast to more readily retain its shape, despite time and gravity.

A more natural feel

Gummy bear implants tend to feel more natural than their traditional silicone and saline counterparts. They're firmer than other options, but still pliable.

Less shifting

Gummy bear implants are known to shift less than saline and traditional silicone implants, making them a safe option.

Reduced likelihood of developing folds and ripples

Because the interior filling does not shift around in its capsule, you have a reduced risk of developing folds and ripples that can betray the fact that you had a breast augmentation performed.

Lower rupture rate

Numerous studies have shown that gummy bear implants have a lower rupture rate than other options. Plus, they are so well-designed that even if a rupture does occur, the silicone gel doesn't leak as easily.

Lower capsular contracture rate

Capsular contracture is a very serious concern among breast augmentation patients, because it can completely alter the look and feel of your breasts after surgery. Gummy bear implants have a lower capsular contracture rate when compared to other options, making them a safe choice for patients who are concerned about this complication.

What are the Disadvantages of Gummy Bear Implants?

In general, gummy bear implants in Seattle are extremely popular among Dr. Sajan's patients. However, they do have some disadvantages when compared to saline or traditional silicone options. For one, their firmness can be considered a disadvantage for some women. In addition, these implants typically require a larger incision during the procedure, because they cannot be manipulated as easily to fit through a smaller opening. And finally, gummy bear implants are the most expensive option for your breast augmentation cosmetic surgery.

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Are Gummy Bear Implants Right for You?

The only way to confirm if gummy bear implants are in your best interest is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sajan. A variety of factors contribute to determining which implant is right for you, including your body shape and size, natural breast anatomy, desired aesthetic outcome, amount of sagging present, integrity of natural breast tissue and your lifestyle. When meeting with Dr. Sajan, he will review all of these variables with you to help determine if gummy bear implants can help you accomplish your cosmetic goals.

Breast Implants with Gummy Bear Implants

Like all surgeries performed by leading cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Javad Sajan, your gummy bear implant procedure will take place on an outpatient basis in our state-licensed surgery center. To begin, the anesthesiologist will administer either a general (deep sleep) anesthesia or sedation and intravenous anesthesia, carefully monitoring you throughout the procedure to ensure your total safety.

Dr. Sajan will then make an incision underneath the pectoralis major muscle of your breast and create a "pocket" into which the implant will be placed. Once the prosthesis is in position, the incision is closed and bandaged. The process will be repeated with the other breast. You may be asked to wear a compression garment for a period of time following surgery to facilitate healing.

In terms of results, you can expect them to improve continuously during the weeks and months following your procedure. During your post-operative appointments, Dr. Sajan will provide you with detailed, customized instructions regarding oral and topical medications, bathing, activity levels and your recovery timeline. It's important to follow all of his guidelines carefully to support the healing process and optimize your results.

A Shapelier Figure, A More Confident Spirit

The natural look and feel of gummy bear breast implants can give you a shapely and more attractive appearance, increasing your feelings of confidence and boosting your self-image. Contact Dr. Sajan's Seattle office today to schedule a consultation and learn more. If you are curious about the price of gummy bear implants, check out our list of fees.

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