Sientra implants - Are sientra smooth round moderate plus considered gummy bears?

If so are they as strong as the texture implants are? Do they have the same o rupture rate as the textured?

Doctor Answers 4

Gummy bear implants

The so-called gummy bear aspect of these implants refers to be highly cohesive silicone gel. This is an advanced, fifth-generation silicone. Therefore, yes, both implants are technically gummy bear. Both types of implants have very low rupture rates.

Fall River Plastic Surgeon
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Sientra Gummy Bear Implants

Not all of them. Some are considered 'gummy bears' because they are filled with a more highly cohesive gel. Sientra offers different types of smooth round moderate plus implant options; some of them are fourth generation, while some are fifth generation, which have the more highly cohesive gel inside - like a gummy bear implant. It is important to note note that even the implants with a highly cohesive gel interior - "gummy bear" implants - do carry a risk of rupture with time, and are best replaced prophylactically.

Anna I. Wooten, MD, FACS
Pittsburgh Plastic Surgeon
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They are equal

Gummy bear implants are implants with highly cohesive silicone and sientra implants have highly cohesive silicone gel.  So the answer is yes to the first question.  The textured and smooth implants have the complication rates that are not significantly different so they are equally safe.

Vijay K. Bindingnavele, MD, FACS
Corpus Christi Plastic Surgeon
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Sientra "gummy bear" implants

Hello d32070,Thank you for your question. Sientra has the only FDA-approved 5th generation round breast implants. They carry a variety of implant styles and sizes, and those that include smooth and textured. Rest assure that whether they are smooth or textured, the Sientra implant will have the "gummy bear" consistency. I hope this was helpful. 

Kouros Azar, MD
Thousand Oaks Plastic Surgeon
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