The latest advancements in breast augmentation technology, such as “gummy bear” implants.
Breast augmentation technology has come a long way in recent years, with new implant types and techniques becoming available. One of the latest advancements in breast augmentation technology is the “gummy bear” implant.
Gummy bear implants, also known as form-stable implants, are made of a cohesive gel that holds its shape even if the implant is cut in half. They are shaped like a natural breast and are a good choice for women who want a more natural look. They are also a good option for women who have less breast tissue and want to create a more natural looking slope to the breast.
One of the main advantages of gummy bear implants is their shape retention. Unlike traditional silicone or saline implants, gummy bear implants maintain their shape and do not collapse or wrinkle. This means that the final result is more predictable and the implant will maintain its shape over time.
Another advantage of gummy bear implants is their lower risk of complications. These implants have a lower risk of rupture and leakage compared to traditional silicone or saline implants. They also have a lower risk of capsular contracture, a condition where the scar tissue that forms around the implant tightens and hardens, causing the breast to feel firm.
Gummy bear implants are also available in different sizes and shapes, which allows for greater customization of the final results. They come in a teardrop shape and can only be placed under the muscle.
However, gummy bear implants are not suitable for everyone. They are more expensive than other types of implants, and they require a larger incision. Also, they are only available in teardrop shape and only placed under the muscle.
Another advancement in breast augmentation technology is the use of “3D imaging” technology. This technology allows the surgeon and patient to see a virtual simulation of the final results before the surgery. This allows the patient to have a better understanding of the outcome and make adjustments if needed.
Another advancement is the use of “adjustable implants” which allows the patient and surgeon to adjust the size of the implant after the surgery. This can be done by injecting or removing saline solution from the implant through a valve. This can be helpful for patients who are not sure about the size they want or for those who want to make adjustments after the surgery.
Finally, new techniques such as “No Touch Technique” and “No Drain Technique” are also being developed. These techniques are designed to minimize the risk of infection and promote faster healing. The “No Touch Technique” is a sterile technique that minimizes the risk of infection by minimizing the handling of the implant during the surgery. The “No Drain Technique” eliminates the need for postoperative drains, which can be uncomfortable and increase the risk of infection.
In conclusion, breast augmentation technology has advanced significantly in recent years, with new implant types and techniques becoming available. Gummy bear implants are one of the latest advancements in breast augmentation technology, offering a more natural look and lower risk of complications. 3D imaging technology and adjustable implants also offer more control over the final outcome. It’s important to discuss all the options with a qualified plastic surgeon to determine which type of breast augmentation is right for you.