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This New Type of Breast Implant is Nicknamed After Candy

By Klaudia Tirico / March 25, 2013

If you've ever wondered if gummy bears make a good breast implant, we have the answer for you here. Sort of. The latest in breast augmentation is a new type of implant that's nicknamed after one of our favorite candies. But, they aren't actually buying a bag of Haribo and stuffing them in a woman's chest. The implant "has a firm silicone gel consistency and a dense, semi-solid teardrop shape." It was made to give women a better option instead of having to choose between silicone or saline implants - which both have their pros and cons. 

“From selecting silicone or saline to choosing firm or soft, a woman must weigh the pros and cons for each option,” says Dr. M. Bradley Calobrace, a board-certified plastic surgeon.  “The gummy bear implants offer unique advantages to saline implants as well as other silicone implants, and will give patients a more natural option.”

The gummy bear implant is also said to be the more healthy option. 

“The new gel implants have a textured surface which provides a place for scar tissue to adhere, whereas smooth implants are more prone to excessive scar tissue," said Dr. Calobrace.  "In addition, liquid-filled implants are at risk of rupturing and leaking, while the silicone-gel implants are less likely to leak and can last longer than saline implants.”

Would you consider the gummy bear implant for a breast augmentation?