Now that highly-cohesive silicone gel implants (A.K.A. Gummy Bear Implants, Teardrop Implants, or Form Stable Implants) are FDA-approved for cosmetic breast augmentations, comparing saline to silicone is like comparing apples to oranges.
Current generation silicone breast implants are the best choice for the most natural, longest lasting, and safest breast augmentation.
Dr. Nicholas Vendemia offers Gummy Bear breast implants for women in the New York metro area. We encourage you to contact us online or give us a call at 917-703-7069 to schedule a visit. Dr. Vendemia is a leading cosmetic surgeon in New York City with a reputation for custom care and beautiful results. Also feel free to View our Before & After Photo Gallery to see pictures of women like you who chose Gummy Bear breast implants.
Nowadays, silicone breast implants are manufactured with a highly-cohesive silicone gel core that is solid, not liquid, which mean that leaks are no longer possible. Because of their soft, solid, core, these implants are commonly referred to as Gummy Bear Implants since their softness and inability to leak resembles a gummy bear candy. Because of this new silicone technology, the choice between saline and silicone has become much more straightforward. The gel in the newest generation implants is not only solid, but also “cohesive”. This means that it sticks to itself and cannot travel away from its own silicone core. Scroll down for a VIDEO that shows a highly-cohesive gel implant cut in half with a scalpel. As you can see, the solid silicone doesn’t leak out of the implant shell even though the shell has been cut, and even when the implant is squeezed, turned upside down, and shaken.
And just because this gel is solid does not mean that it is hard. Quite the contrary… it is incredibly soft and supple, so this implant feels very natural after surgery. Highly-cohesive silicone gel implants are now the gold standard for breast implant procedures, and produce a superior result in most patients seeking breast augmentation. Gummy Bear Implants provide a more natural look and feel, and have a lower chance of producing visible ripples and wrinkles as compared to saline implants.
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