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A New Option in Breast Augmentation
The natural size of a patient’s breasts is a factor in determining which type of breast implant will provide the best results. In addition to saline and silicone-filled implants, Dr. Azita Madjidi offers gummy bear implants at her Houston practice. These firm, teardrop-shaped implants are becoming a popular choice among women with very small breasts, women who are very thin, and women who undergo breast reconstruction. To learn more about gummy bear implants, contact our office today.
Saline breast implants contain a sterile saltwater solution, while silicone implants are filled with a thick gel. Gummy bear implants, however, contain a dense, high-strength silicone with a semi-solid form that holds its shape, even when squeezed or cut in half. As the name implies, the consistency of these implants is similar to gummy bear candy. Unlike saline and silicone implants, gummy bear implants are not round, but shaped like teardrops, with a full, round bottom and a tapered top half, more closely emulating the shape of a natural breast. Because the implants maintain a consistent shape, they remain in an upright position and are less likely to move, ripple, wrinkle, or fold. The gel is cohesive and sticks to itself, so there is less chance of leakage if the implant ruptures. Gummy bear implants are being recommended for thin patients who have exceptionally small breasts, patients who require breast reconstruction, and patients who have undergone multiple breast implant revisions.
The timeline for recovering from breast augmentation with gummy bear implants is very similar to recovering from surgery using traditional implants. Depending upon the patient's needs, Dr. Madjidi may recommend wearing special drainage tubes for 24 hours so that excess fluid can safely drain from the surgical site.
The unique shape and consistency of gummy bear implants offers several advantages over their more traditional counterparts. Studies suggest that patients who receive gummy bear implants are less likely to experience capsular contracture, a condition in which the protective capsule of scar tissue surrounding the implant contracts, squeezing the implant and distorting its shape.
While the consistent, stable shape is an important advantage, it is also cause for extra caution when planning and performing a patient's breast augmentation. If the implant is not properly placed by an expert surgeon, it can rotate within the breast, causing severe distortion of the shape of the breast. No matter what options you choose for your breast augmentation procedure, the absolute surest way to achieve the beautiful, natural-looking results you desire is to choose a reputable and proven plastic surgeon.
Dr. Madjidi will take time to listen closely to your goals and analyze your health and body type in order to recommend the breast implant that will provide you with the greatest satisfaction. If you are considering breast augmentation, choose an outstanding surgeon. Contact the practice of Dr. Azita Madjidi today.
by Azita Madjidi
Houston Plastic Surgery