Gummy Bear Implants with Dr. Mendieta
It’s amazing what procedures, techniques and products are available today to improve aesthetics for both men and women alike. Improving how you look has never been easier or safer with less down time for recovery. Dr. Constantino Mendieta is one of the world’s finest plastic surgeons and takes into consideration each and every patient’s unique and specific needs before performing any type of surgical or non surgical cosmetic procedure.
Dr. Mendieta also utilizes his own surgical techniques that have proven to be more effective and look more natural than other types of cosmetic treatments and surgeries. People from all around the globe contact his Miami plastic surgery center every day to schedule cosmetic procedures.
What are Gummy Bear Implants made of?
Gummy bear implants are one of the best new alternatives for breast enhancement. These implants are teardrop shaped (instead of round shaped); are filled with a cohesive gel (which creates a much firmer texture); and keeps their shape much better than traditional saline and silicone implants.
Gummy Bear Implants Vs Silicone
Gummy bear implants are made with an outer silicone shell and filled with silicone gel. But because the gel is much thicker than older implant fillers, this allows the implant to keep its shape much better. Gummies implants are also more resilient than older implant products; and last much longer than traditional implants. This helps to reduce the need for frequent implant revision surgeries.
Are Gummy Bear Implants Safe?
The gummy bear implants have been around for more than a decade. Gummies have long been used in breast augmentation procedures. And, although Dr. Mendieta initially prefers to use the fat transfer method for augmentation procedures, the gummy bear implants are a great choice for those who are unable to benefit from the fat grafting method. This is most often due to a lack of the patient’s existing body fat. This is often the case for those with a slimmer figure.
What is a Fat Transfer?
A fat transfer (aka: fat injections or fat grafting) is a minimally invasive procedure and one of the safest. This procedure can be added to an artificial implant surgery. However, when fat transfer is used alone to enhance breasts, the buttocks, lips, hips, thighs, and even facial features, it is considered a non invasive surgical procedure. This is because the method only requires a few small incisions. The first is a small incision to allow a hollow tube to remove fat. After the fat is collected and prepared for insertion, another small incision is used to insert the fat into the area desired for enhancement.
Needless to say, scarring is minimal after a fat transfer. Also, there is not as much of a risk for implant rippling, implant illness, rupturing or other common problems with breast implants or implants for the buttocks. Dr. Mendieta receives never ending positive feedback from his patients following their fat transfer procedures. And one of the most common praises we receive is about how natural their breasts, buttocks, lips, etc. look and feel after the procedures.
Do Gummy Bear Implants Feel Real?
Because of the substance used inside gummy bear implants, they do feel more natural than older saline or silicone implants. The gel used inside the silicone shell is much thicker, but not as bouncy as traditional silicone implants. Again, this is why these types of artificial implants are better options for keeping their shape. And also for avoiding leaks and other implant problems. Gummies are also a great option for women who have undergone a mastectomy.
Will Gummies help to Lift Breasts?
Motherhood or major weight loss will often leave a woman’s breasts saggy. Unfortunately, breast implants will not lift the breasts on their own (even the gummies). If you are concerned about sagging breasts prior to your breast augmentation procedure, you should also consider mentioning to your surgeon about adding a breast lift to your procedure. Breast implants can be placed over or under the muscle.
How long do Gummy Bear Implants Last?
There is no type of implant for breasts that will not need to be replaced at some point of time. However, gummy bear implants are expected to last up to twenty years, which is approximately ten years longer than the older silicone and saline implant options.
Are Gummy Bear Implants more Expensive than Other types of Implants?
As mentioned above, gummy bear implants are a better quality of implant. Therefore, you can expect to pay more for this type of procedure rather than what you would pay for traditional silicone and saline implants. The average cost for gummy bear implants ranges between $6,000 and $12,000. The good news is that there are some excellent financing options available for plastic surgery procedures.
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