Gummy Bear Breast Implants
When our patients start researching their options for breast implants at our Austin, Texas, practice, they often say they're overwhelmed with the possibilities. We believe possibilities are great, especially when it comes to plastic surgery — and Dr. Rocco Piazza is excited to help you examine your options and develop the best outcome for you. Here, read about cohesive silicone gummy bear implants, and learn why they might be right for you.
At The Piazza Center, we believe that beautiful surgical results are enhanced by following a healthy lifestyle. Our aim is to help you achieve your cosmetic goals and desires. If you would like to find out more about breast implants, you can request a consultation online, or call our office at (512) 551-1067.
Breast Augmentation: Gummy-Bear Implant Before & After Patient Photos
Case 216, Breast Augmentation, Breast Augmentation: Gummy-Bear Implant
This 31-year-old female came to see Dr. Piazza to discuss a breast augmentation at his Austin practice. She desired a natural result where she would feel comfortable filling out her swimsuits and clothes.During her consultation with Dr. Piazza, they selected a highly cohesive, anatomically shaped, silicone gel breast implant that would deliver...
Case 167, Breast Augmentation, Breast Augmentation: Gummy-Bear Implant
This patient, age 57, had breast augmentation in the past, but decided that she did not like the shape and feel of saline implants. She had those implants removed many years ago. After having her children, she decided that she really did want more volume to her breasts and after thorough research, she felt like shaped, silicone gumm...
Case 198, Breast Augmentation with a Breast Lift, Breast Augmentation: Gummy-Bear Implant, Breast Lift
This 34-year-old mom, like many women, noticed a big difference in her breast size after breastfeeding. She had many questions about her breasts after baby, and wanted to know what options exist for restoration of her breasts, such as breast augmentation. She met with Austin plastic surgeon Dr. Rocco Piazza with the support of her husband...
Case 166, Breast Augmentation, Breast Augmentation: Gummy-Bear Implant
This 34-year-old mother of two had breast augmentation with saline breast implants many years ago. At the time, she felt like the implants were very large for her, remarkably unnatural looking, and too firm. In addition, this patient felt like her surgical result was not proportionate to her body. She had the saline im...
Case 149, Breast Augmentation, Breast Augmentation: Gummy-Bear Implant
This very lean woman, age 49, came to see Dr. Piazza to improve the appearance of her breasts with breast augmentation. She felt like she had very little shape or volume and desired a more feminine appearance to her body. Because this patient had very little breast volume to start with, Dr. Piazza wanted to let the breast implant sha...
Case 205, Breast Augmentation, Breast Augmentation: Gummy-Bear Implant
This 62-year-old female patient sought Dr. Piazza for a consultation because she was concerned about droopy breasts. She was unsure if her drooping could be corrected with just implants or if she would need a lift as well.Dr. Piazza is often asked by patients who desire breast augmentation in Austin, "Do I also need a breast lift?" He bel...
Sweet Results With Gummy Bears
Sure, they have a cute name, but what makes them so great? Gummy bear implants use a special kind of silicone filling that holds its shape even when damaged, similar to the way gummy candy remains stable after bitten or cut. In this blog post, Dr. Piazza offers his explanation for the meteoric rise in the popularity of gummy bear implants. At The Piazza Center, Dr. Piazza uses Natrelle® 410 shaped gel implants, made by Allergan, as well as a selection of other gummy bear implants such as the Mentor MemoryShape™ Breast Implants.
Technically, these implants are called "form stable" or "highly cohesive," and our Austin patients considering breast implants love the way they look and feel. Check out our before-and-after gallery of gummy bear implants to get a better idea of the type of results you can expect.
Although gummy bear implants are a popular and proven option for many women, they're not the best choice for everyone. When you visit Dr. Piazza for a consultation, he listens to your goals and develops an effective plan to give you the results you want.
Gummy Bear Breast Implants
See the results for yourself. Check out our before-and-after gallery of real gummy bear patients, and learn why these implants are some of our practice's most popular.View Photo Gallery
Silicone gummy bear breast implants come with a variety of options, and, as with many elements of cosmetic enhancement, there's no "best choice" for every person. Some of these options include:
- Texture: Implants can have smooth or textured exteriors. A textured exterior helps keep implants in place and gives scar tissue something to "grip," which may reduce the incidence of capsular contracture.
- Profile: Available in high, low, and moderate (as well as some variations, such as "moderate plus," depending on the manufacturer), an implant's profile refers to how far it projects from the body. Different options suit different women. For example, high-profile implants have smaller bases, which means they fit better to women with narrow, petite frames. Low-profile implants, with wider bases, take up more room on the chest and often look better on women with wider torsos.
- Shape: Cohesive silicone implants come in both round and shaped varieties. Shaped implants, sometimes called "anatomic," have a tapered shape with increased volume at the bottom, which more closely resembles natural breast tissue. Round implants add more volume throughout the entire circumference of the breast, resulting in more cleavage.
As Dr. Piazza wrote in this blog post, silicone implants have come a long way since being reapproved by the FDA in 2006. Today's implants come with many advantages over saline, including:
- Reduced risk of rippling
- Reduced risk of breakage
- If breaks or tears occur, silicone filling does not leak
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