The Gummy Bear breast implants expert
Sientra® Gummy Bears implants are the fifth generation in silicone breast implants, and are changing the way breast enhancements look and feel in the best way imaginable. They are filled with a high-strength, form-stable silicone gel that is the most cohesive ever available.
Because of this, much like the cute candy bears they’re named after, Gummy Bears are soft and pliable, yet strong and durable. This also means that when Gummy Bears are cut, there is no loss of shape or leakage, making them some of the safest, most advanced breast implants on the market today.
Benefits of Gummy Bear breast implants
There are a variety or reasons that Gummy Bears are superior to traditional implants:
- Safest, most natural breast implant
- Variety of shapes and sizes
- Less risk of rupture & leakage
- Longevity increases cost-effectiveness
- Fewer complications than traditional implants
- Approved by the FDA
Sientra® only allows board-certified plastic surgeons like Dr. Fiorillo to use and represent their products. Dr. Fiorillo is recognized as a leading Gummy Bear breast implant expert, having trained in Sweden on the intricacies of using Gummy Bear implants for breast augmentation. He is so talented that he was selected by Sientra to train other plastic surgeons from across the United States!
Dr. Fiorillo teaching other surgeons
Gummy Bear breast implants: What can they do for me?
The makers of Gummy Bear breast implants know that each woman’s body is unique. Because of this, Gummy Bears come in various shapes, sizes, and textures to ensure the natural look and feel that you want. Whether you want moderate or more voluptuous curves, there is a model for you. In order to provide the best fit for your body, we offer implants in traditional round, oval, and teardrop (anatomical) shapes to tastefully enhance your figure. All Gummy Bears are available in textured and non-textured versions, meaning you have total control over your final result!
Am I a good candidate for Gummy Bear implants?
The ideal candidates for Gummy Bear Breast implants are women who:
- wish to increase their breast size, or improve shape or symmetry of their breasts
- are physically and psychologically healthy
- are not currently pregnant or nursing, are aware of the risks and complications associated with breast enhancement, and realistic in their outcome expectations
- want implants that provide the most natural look and feel possible along with one of the highest safety records on the market
How is the procedure performed?
The surgery lasts approximately two hours and is usually performed with general anesthesia. Incisions are made in discreet places on the breasts to reduce scar visibility. These may be located in the armpit (transaxillary), in the crease on the underside of the breasts (inframammary), or around the areola – the dark skin around the nipple (periareolar). The breasts are then raised, creating a pocket into which the implant is inserted.
Once the Gummy Bear breast implants have been inserted and positioned beneath the nipples, the incisions are stitched closed, then taped and bandaged. In a few days, the bandages may be substituted with a surgical bra.
What is the recovery from Gummy Bear implants like?
Most patients feel sore and tired after getting Gummy Bear implants, but this usually goes away in a few days. Most patients return to work within the week.
Stitches are removed seven to ten days after the procedure. Any post-operative pain, swelling and tenderness will diminish over the first few weeks. Scars from the incisions will begin to fade in a few months and will continue to lessen for months or years after the surgery.
What are the possible risks of Gummy Bear Breast implants?
Complications following the surgery are rare and usually insignificant. They might include capsular contracture, swelling and pain, infection around the implant, a change in nipple sensation, milk production (if you nursed a baby within a year before the procedure), and implant rupture as a result of injury or the normal compression and movement of your breasts. Dr. Fiorillo will discuss the risks and benefits of breast enhancement with Gummy Bears during your consultation.
Sientra® implants have shown lower rates of complications than their counterparts. Sientra® reports that its Silimed-brand Gummy Bear implants have a 3-year rupture rate of 2 to 2.5% – significantly lower than all other options. The form-stable implants do not wrinkle or fold, which are contributing factors to shell failure in other implants. Because of this, it is thought that Gummy Bear breast implants will show a distinctive longevity advantage.
Sientra® Silimed Gummy Bear implants are FDA-approved as of March, 09, 2012. However, these implants have been available in Europe since 1995 and in Canada since 2000, and are some of the most popular implants on the market in those countries.