Silicone, Saline, or Gummy Bear: How to Choose the Right Implant for Your Body

Breast Implant Sizes One thing that a lot of patients don’t realize about breast augmentations, is that there are so many decisions to make before you get one done. During your initial consultation with us, we will go over all of your options, answer your questions, and help you narrow down exactly what type of implant, size of the implant, the shape of the implant, and implant placement will give you the results that you want. One of the biggest things that you will have to decide is what type of implant will give you the best results.

When it comes to choosing the type of implant that you want, you have three main options: silicone, saline, or gummy bear. But what are the distinctions between each type of implant and how can you decide which one will give you the best results? Let’s take a closer look and see.


One of the biggest benefits of saline implants is that they are made of salt water which means that if they leak or rupture, you can tell right away that there's a problem whereas silicone takes a lot longer to detect and can go unnoticed for a really long time. Additionally, saline implants are round implants which a lot of patients like because it gives them volume all around.


Silicone implants are another type of round implants and have remained really popular amongst breast augmentation patients because they give patients are more natural look and feel. However, because it’s harder to detect a leak with silicone implants, patients have to get MRI’s done every couple of years to make sure that there isn’t any type of leak.

Gummy Bear

Gummy bear implants are the newest type of implant on the market and have gained a lot of popularity among breast augmentation patients because they tend to look and feel more natural than other types of implants. As a form of silicone, gummy bear implants not only feel more natural but they are shaped like teardrops which helps them look that much more natural as well.

During your initial consultation or any other consultation, we will answer all of your questions about implants in even more detail so that you head into surgery feeling as confident as ever with the decision that you make. If you want to learn some more about breast implants, schedule your consultation with us today and call our New York City office at 516-364-4200


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