Piazza Center for Plastic Surgery and Advanced Skin Care
7900 Farm to Market Road 1826, Bldg 2, Suite 206
Austin, TX 78737
Phone: (512) 288-8200
Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
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) 288-8200.
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 their results 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 re-approved 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
A Patient for Life™
When you get plastic surgery at The Piazza Center, we make a long-term commitment to your recovery, your beauty, and your well-being. Learn about the dedication you receive when you become a patient for life.Learn More