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high-strength cohesive silicone gel implants

For our patients from around the world who come to Los Angeles for breast implant surgery, the options are better than ever. In March of 2012, the FDA approved Sientra’s Silimed Implants, a high-strength cohesive silicone gel implant – the original “gummy bear breast implants.” Although our surgeons have offered these implants for years as part of their clinical trials, they are now available to all breast augmentation patients who are 22 and older.

What is a Gummy Bear Breast Implant?

Versatile options, excellent shape retention, and a naturally soft texture have made the gummy bear breast implant a top choice for patients and surgeons alike. The gummy bear implant gets its nickname from the semi-solid consistency of the silicone gel the implant is filled with. At Marina Plastic Surgery, we offer gummy bear implant procedures using the revolutionary Sientra line of silicone gel implants, which are highly rated both for their extraordinarily natural look and feel as well as their excellent safety record. Find the perfect match with a wide range of sizes, shapes, and profiles to flatter your physique and express your personal aesthetic.

Gummy Bear Implants vs Traditional Silicone or Saline Breast Implants

Implants typically come in two materials–silicone and saline. Both implant types have an outer silicone shell, with the difference residing in the type of material this shell is filled with. Unlike traditional saline or silicone implants, silicone gel gummy bear breast implants are filled with a cohesive gel material that retains its shape even if the implant shell is ruptured. This provides a more stable, long-lasting augmentation with a lower risk of complications.

Benefits of Gummy Bear Breast Implants

At our practice in Los Angeles Gummy bear breast implants offer several advantages compared to traditional saline implants:

Shape Retention: Their highly cohesive gel filling helps maintain shape, reducing the risk of rippling or wrinkling over time. This can provide a more natural look and feel to the breasts.

Less Risk of Leakage: The gel filling is cohesive and will remain intact even if the implant shell is damaged, potentially reducing the risk of silicone leakage in case of rupture compared to other implants.

Longevity: These implants are known for their durability and may have a longer lifespan compared to some other types of implants.

Variety of Shapes and Sizes: Gummy bear breast implants come in various shapes and sizes, allowing for customization to better match individual body types and desired outcomes.

Reduced Capsular Contracture Risk: Evidence suggests that gummy bear implants have a lower incidence of capsular contracture, a complication where scar tissue around the implant becomes tight and can distort the breast shape.

Aesthetic Benefits: Due to their stable shape and reduced risk of rippling, gummy bear implants can offer a more natural appearance, especially in thin individuals with less breast tissue to cover the implant.



With many safe and effective silicone-gel breast implant options available, you may wonder what makes this product such a breakthrough.


Sientra has made a strong statement about its commitment to patient safety by offering these implants only to board-eligible and board-certified plastic surgeons. The company also offers an unprecedented warranty, valid only if the breast augmentation is performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Stevens has studied these implants extensively and published his findings in the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery’s Aesthetic Surgery Journal. He found that these form-stable silicone gel breast implants are safe and have a complication profile similar to other models of silicone breast implants. Furthermore, our Los Angeles gummy bear breast implants have a lower rate of capsular contracture and a decreased incidence of wrinkling compared to fourth-generation silicone gel implants.


The Sientra implants are available in three shapes: round, oval, and classic. These round gummy bear implants come in low, moderate, or high profile, which means more choices for customizing breast augmentation results. No other gummy bear manufacturer makes the variety of shapes and sizes that Sientra does. These implants can be placed through the same incision types as other silicone gel implants, including periareolar and inframammary incisions.


Both Allergan and Mentor Corporations received FDA approval for their form-stable silicone gel implants in 2013. Ultimately, the Sientra implants are another milestone in the evolution of breast implant safety and better breast augmentation options for women.

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To begin with, the form-stable, gummy bear consistency of the cohesive gel filler is unmatched for strength. The implants retain their shape, even when the gel is displaced under high pressure. This remarkable video demonstrates the implant’s unique shape retention qualities. If you're interested in our gummy bear breast implants Los Angeles breast surgeons at Marina Plastic Surgery can answer any questions you have and address any concerns during a consultation. Schedule one today!

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Am I a candidate for Gummy Bear Breast Implants?

Gummy bear breast implants offer versatile options for achieving beautifully feminine, full breasts that enhance your entire physique. Women who are 22 years or older and in good health are generally good candidates for gummy bear implants. Sientra’s silicone gel implants provide an enduring enhancement with a soft, natural look.

Consultation and Preparation

Selecting the right implants is an important step in designing a procedure that provides your ideal outcome. Our team will carefully assess your candidacy for breast augmentation, guide you through your options, and help you visualize the way your results will look and feel to ensure a result that helps you look and feel beautiful from every angle.

The Gummy Bear Breast Implant Procedure

Once pre-operative planning is complete, you will be ready to have your gummy bear breast implants placed in a procedure that typically takes one to two hours and is performed while you are comfortably asleep under general anesthesia. The most common incision locations for gummy bear implants are inframammary (in the creases beneath the breasts) and transaxillary (in the armpit). Our highly experienced surgical team meticulously creates and closes surgical incisions to create minimal scarring.

Results, Recovery, and Aftercare

Breast implant patients typically return home on the day of surgery after a short monitoring period to ensure comfort and safety. More complex surgeries can necessitate an overnight stay. You will need to have a friend or family member drive you home and, ideally, help you out around the house for a day or two during the earliest stages of healing. Most people need about a week of limited activity, although you will be directed to avoid more strenuous activities like exercise for a number of weeks. As post-procedure swelling fades, your results will become more refined. Careful planning ensures an outcome that provides a sense of greater confidence and enjoyment of your body.

How much do Gummy Bear Breast Implants cost?

The cost of gummy bear breast implants, like any surgical procedure, depends on a combination of factors, including surgical fees, the cost of anesthesia, facility costs, and current rates in different geographic areas. Breast augmentation is a highly customized process, so the final cost will also be based on the complexity of the procedure. At your consultation, we will work with you to create a customized treatment plan and provide an accurate cost estimate. Financing options are available for those who wish to spread out payments.

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Why choose Marina Plastic Surgery?

Choosing Marina Plastic Surgery for your breast augmentation with gummy bear breast implants is an investment you make in yourself. Our plastic surgeons are leaders in their field involved with innovating current techniques to provide the safest and most natural results. Our entire team embodies this level of dedication and professionalism, making your experience seamless, uplifting, and transformative from beginning to end.

Schedule Your Gummy Bear Breast Implant Consultation at Marina Plastic Surgery Today

If you have been waiting for the perfect time to pursue breast augmentation, your wait may be over. To receive a private consultation, request your appointment online and schedule your visit during one of the select times our surgeons have set aside exclusively for Web visitors.

Gummy Bear Breast Implants Frequently Asked Questions

Gummy bear breast implants have gained popularity in recent years. They're an attractive choice due to their cohesive gel filling that maintains its shape and potentially reduces the risk of leakage compared to other implant types.

The recovery period will involve some swelling and soreness that will diminish after the first few days post-procedure. Discomfort is typically well managed with over-the-counter or prescription medication and plenty of rest.

Gummy bear breast implants carry risks like capsular contracture, implant rupture, and post-procedure complications like seroma. Partnering with a skilled plastic surgeon who specializes in gummy bear implants and following their guidance diligently can significantly reduce these risks.

Many women enjoy their breast implants for a decade or more. Gummy bear breast implants tend to be longer lasting than other types of implants due to the reduced risk of rupture.

Gummy bear breast implants are approved for patients 22 years or older and may be a good option for adults of any age who are in general good health and have a low risk of complications. For patients who are experiencing breast sagging as a result of pregnancy, weight changes, or aging, a breast augmentation combined with a breast lift may provide the best results.

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