Gummy Bears FAQ
Q: Are breast implants safe?
A: Very. While there are always risks of complications with any surgical procedure, Dr. Fiorillo is double-board certified and regarded as one of the best in his field. He and his highly trained team strive to ensure the safety of their patients. During your consultation, all considerations will be covered, including possible (though unlikely) risks.
Q: What shapes and sizes of Gummy Bears are available for my body type?
A: During your consultation, you and Dr. Fiorillo will agree upon a size and shape based on body measurements and personal preferences. Gummy Bears come in low, moderate, and high profile round as well as oval and teardrop shape. All models are available in textured and smooth varieties.
Q: I’m interested in extra-large breast implants – are Gummy Bears still right for me?
A: Yes, Sientra® has silicone implants available up to size DDD if you and your doctor both agree that extra-large breast implants are right for you.
Q: Are Gummy Bear implants expensive compared to other types of implants?
A: While it is true that Sientra® implants do cost slightly more than other silicone gel implants, you must take all factors into consideration. With increased longevity due to decreased rates of rupture and capsular contracture, Gummy Bears are often the more cost-effective option in the long run.
Q: Am I eligible for Gummy Bear implants?
A: Breast implants have been approved for use in augmentation in two cases:
- Primary augmentation to increase the size and proportions of the breast(s) in women at least 22 years old.
- Revision-augmentation surgery to correct or improve the result of a previous primary augmentation. Revision augmentation includes replacing an existing breast implant.
Women who have lost breast tissue to cancer or injury or want to correct a congenital anomaly may use Gummy Bear implants. This is considered breast reconstruction and Dr. Fiorillo can help you decide if Gummy Bears are best for you.
As with other surgeries, you should let your doctor know if you have any previous medical disorders or conditions that may affect how your body reacts to a surgery.
Q: What are the risks of Gummy Bear implants?
A: Undergoing any surgery comes with its risks. With Gummy Bears, there is a small risk of local complications, meaning problems at or near the surgical incision near the breast.
Q: Are Gummy Bear breast implants FDA approved?
A: Yes! The FDA approved Gummy Bear implants in March 2012. Prior to that, they were already approved and used frequently in many other areas of the world, including Europe, Canada, and South America, for almost 10 years already. Silimed (the manufacturer of Gummy Bears) also has a 33 year successful worldwide manufacturing record as well, so you can be rest assured you will receive a high level of safety, quality, and reliability.
Q: What are the differences between the shape options?
With a round base, height and width are equal to one another. With the oval base, width is larger than height. With the classic base, height is larger than width.
Ultimately, you will make a final decision with Dr. Fiorillo’s guidance to choose a shape that will create the proportions and shape that you’ve always imaged your breasts having.
Q: What should I do to prepare for surgery?
A: During the 48-72 hours after your surgery, you will need to limit your physical activity, especially in places that might strain your incision area. Because of this, you’ll want to arrange with friends or family to help take care of your children, pets, etc. Make sure you have a supply of comfortable clothing to wear for the few days after. Just in case your recovery takes a few days longer, prepare things such as filling prescriptions and shopping for groceries in advance.
The day of your surgery, you should shower, but not wear any makeup, hairspray, jewelry, or deodorant. Wear comfortable clothing, including a shirt that opens in the front and warm socks. Also, if you normally wear contact lenses, put on eyeglasses instead or bring contacts with you for after the surgery.
We strive to make you as comfortable and confident with your choice of Gummy Bear implants, so if you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to call us at 866-537-0954.