WorldNow and WKTR report that the Food and Drug Administration has approved "gummy bear" implants for study in the United States.
According to physicians involved with the new cohesive gel implants, even ruptures or tears to the devices won't spill the silicone, because it is comprised of a gel the consistency of the Gummy Bears candy. This is a very attractive concept to patients who may worry about silicone implants leaking and about the less natural look and feel of saline implants.
Patients and physicians familiar with the new implants say there is less chance of rippling and that patients feel more comfortable knowing the risk of leakage is reduced. Doctors note that the implants can be a good choice for breast reconstruction patients.Disadvantages include the need for a larger incision, change of the shape of the breast if the implant flips and the cost: They are more expensive.