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These Gummy Bear Breast Implants before and after pictures represent actual patients from Dr. Kolker. They will help to assist you in understanding your various options and enable you to set realistic goals for your own surgical outcome. Click on a patient for their specific case details.
“As I approach the one-year anniversary of my breast augmentation, I continue to have nothing but the most positive feelings about my "new" self. I constantly think about how Dr. Kolker and the rest of his staff were so very helpful and caring throughout the entirety of my time with them.”
— K.D. NYC
Gummy Bear Breast Implants are specialized implants that hold their shape and are often referred to as "form-stable" implants, but they are remarkably soft and stable.
Gummy Bear implants are breast implants that have been widely used in Europe and elsewhere outside the United States for nearly twenty years. A variety of alterations and improvements in the crosslinking of the silicone gel fill as well as an increase in the range of shapes and sizes have made an outstanding addition to the breast implant spectrum.
Breast implants are appropriate for the treatment of a wide array of breast size and shape concerns. Underdevelopment of the breasts, known as developmental breast hypoplasia, is a common indication for breast augmentation. Breast deflation following pregnancy (postpartum glandular hypomastia), after significant weight loss, or simply due to gradual involution can be improved significantly with breast augmentation. Certain breast asymmetries and congenital breast shape deformities can also be corrected through breast augmentation techniques. The technical approach must be meticulously tailored and personalized for every nuance of intrinsic shape and size and for every facet of individual desire.
From the initial consultation at his office on Park Avenue in New York City, through the perioperative phase, and throughout the entirety of your recovery and follow-up, you will experience the thoroughness, attention to detail, and warmth with which Dr. Kolker and his team welcome and care for you. The first visit is an opportunity for Dr. Kolker to get to understand your desires for Gummy Bear Breast Implants, to examine and evaluate physical requirements, to thoroughly inform you about the procedure(s) or alternative treatments that will suit you best, to answer any questions you may have, and to introduce you to our incredibly warm, professional, caring and compassionate staff.
“Many women would like to increase the size of their breasts. If you’re one of these women, and you’re also over 18, physically healthy, emotionally stable, and have realistic expectations about what plastic surgery can accomplish, you may be a candidate for breast augmentation.
The best way to determine with any certainty if breast augmentation is appropriate for you is to meet with one of our surgeons.”Dr. Adam Kolker
Advantages and disadvantages of Gummy Bear Breast Implants
The silicone breast implants are available in 12 different shapes for any given volume. Compared to round silicone implants (including Natrelle Styles 10, 15, and 20) the Gummy Bear Breast Implants are made with a more cohesive gel with more silicone crosslinking. Shaped, form-stable silicone gel breast implants are slightly firmer than the "less cohesive" cohesive gel implants.
After breast augmentation with Gummy Bear Breast Implants NYC patients feel that there is little difference in softness between the form stable cohesive gel and other cohesive gel implants. The advantages with the gummy bear implants are that they maintain shape in the upper pole, with less roundness and a more natural look in the appropriate individual. Furthermore, the rupture rate of these implants may be the lowest of any cohesive silicone gel implant, and the associated capsular contracture rates are also extremely low.
The disadvantages of these implants are that the increased firmness may in some cases be noticeable, that the implants will not move; an anatomical breast implant must be placed hand-in-glove to avoid rotation or positional shift. Also, a larger incision is often required for insertion of 410 breast implants.
Who is a Candidate for Gummy Bear Breast Implants?
Gummy bear implants are now FDA approved for breast augmentation and breast reconstruction. These implants are an outstanding addition to the choices now available for breast augmentation and breast reconstruction. For women with a severe lack of breast soft tissue cover, those at risk for capsular contracture, and for those requiring breast reconstruction, the form-stable cohesive silicone gel implants may be ideal.
Are Gummy Bear Breast Implants a great option for for breast augmentation? In selected individuals, there may be considerable advantages for natural breast enlargement. Will these implants replace round silicone or saline breast implants? Round implants will continue to play a leading role in breast augmentation. The "perfect" breast implant for a particular individual has much more to do with her anatomy and unique goals rather than a specific implant style, fill, or profile. Along with round silicone implants, these breast implants will play a prominent role in cosmetic surgery of the breast, pertinent to the specific anatomy and desires of the individual.
To determine whether or not you may be a candidate for breast augmentation with Gummy Bear Breast Implants, a consultation and physical examination should be performed to ascertain your specific requirements. As every woman's needs, desires, and concerns are unique, Dr. Kolker will help you to carefully weigh the alternatives, and to determine if cohesive silicone gel implants are best for your breast augmentation.