Gummy Bear Breast Implants

Orange County | Breast Augmentation | Gummy Bear Breast ImplantsEver heard of the gummy bear? No, not the candy, but the breast implant that goes by the same name. For the uninitiated, the gummy bear is an FDA-approved implant that is used in a breast augmentation procedure. It is an implant sought after by many women because of the natural look it lends. Earlier, breast implants were mostly categorized into two types: silicone gel implants and saline-based implants.

Great shape

The gummy bear is a new-generation of silicone implants, but composed of silicone which is denser. Gummy bear implants are known for their tear-drop shape and are closest in resemblance to the natural breast. If you live in Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA, you could meet plastic surgeon Dr Farbod Esmailian for a consultation. The double board certified plastic surgeon handles procedures involving breast lift, breast reduction and breast augmentation.

How is the gummy bear different?

Gummy bear breast implants are firmer than the other kinds of implants and manufacturers claim that they don’t leak when ruptured and are safer. The previous generation silicone gel implants had liquid silicone which would leak out upon rupture and were messier. Saline breast implants, on the other hand, are empty shells which are implanted under the chest tissue and later filled with a saltwater solution. Owing to an FDA ban on silicone implants for breast augmentation surgeries, saline was the most popular choice till 2006.

The incision required to insert silicone breast implants is bigger, and an operation to remove the implant if there is any leakage is also a big one. Saline implants, on the other hand, pose no harm in case of leaks, because the salt water is absorbed by the body.

Surgical procedure

Your surgeon, Dr Farbod Emailian, will explain how breast augmentation surgery is performed and the care you need to take after surgery.  Anesthesia is administered to a patient who will undergo breast augmentation surgery, which involves making cuts either under the breast, arm or in the nipple region. Breast lift is performed in combination with either breast augmentation or breast reduction surgeries. A breast lift will not change the size of the breast but enhances its shapeliness.


The final results of the surgery will begin to show anywhere between three months and a year. The gummy bear implants will start to settle down or drop at the third or fourth week, but regular visits to your surgeon will help you stay more updated on your progress.

Impact on your wallet

The factors that will play a role in the overall cost of breast augmentation surgery are the surgeon’s fees, hospital charges and anesthesia fee. Another crucial aspect is the cost of silicone breast implant vis-a-vis saline implant. The former is more expensive than saline ones, and gummy bears are the most expensive.

You should also see if warranties are available as part of your breast augmentation package because they will save you extra costs at a later date. You can gain some warranties free upon purchase of breast implants, so check with the manufacturer or your surgeon, Dr Farbod Esmailian. If you are from any of the California’s regions such as Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, you could get in touch with his office for financing options as well.


For more information on procedures and treatments Plastic Surgeon, Dr Farbod Esmailian performs in and around Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA please visit:

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