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What Are The Differences Between Form Stable And Cohesive Gel Implants?

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by Dr. Steven Wallach

Patients in New York who choose to undergo breast augmentation have the decision of what type of breast implant to use. There are many types of breast implants to choose from, though two common kinds are form stable implants and cohesive gel implants. Both form stable implants, also known as gummy bear implants, and cohesive gel implants have a solid silicone shell and silicone interior. However, there are differences between the two.

Form Stable AKA Gummy Bear Implants

In general, the main difference is that form stable implants are filled with a more cohesively bound silicone gel, so if the implant should rupture, the silicone will stay within its barrier of its form. This means there is no risk of leakage into your body. The texture can be compared to that of Jell-O, or the firm gel found in gummy bears, hence the name “gummy bear implants”.

Form stable implants have a teardrop shape that mimic the look of a natural breast. They also come in a variety of sizes, so that you can find the best fit for your body. These implants are textured, so they have little chance of moving out of place. They are also less prone to wrinkling and capsular contraction.

Like all implants, there are also some disadvantages to form stable implants. They’re a little firmer than the other traditional silicone implants, and also require a larger incision. They are also typically more expensive than traditional silicone implants, though patients often report a high level of satisfaction with gummy bear implants.

Before choosing any type of implant, patients should discuss with Dr. Wallach the potential risks and benefits during their consultation. If you are interested in gummy bear implants, contact us today for more information.

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