Is it true that the gummy bear implants have been banned in the US?

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Implants banned?

Thanks for your question.  These implants are still in use and haven't been banned in the US, or elsewhere that I know of.

Honolulu Plastic Surgeon
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No, gummy bear implants have not been banned in United States. You may be confusing them with implants from Sientra which were voluntarily recalled as the production plant in Brazil is investigated. Best, Dr. Nazarian

Sheila S. Nazarian, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Silicone cohesive gel implants


Thank you for your question. No, they have not. Book a consultation to speak with a board certified Plastic Surgeon about your breast implant options.

All the best

Gummy Bear Implants

"Gummy bear" or highly cohesive shaped implants have not been banned.  You may be confusing this with implants from Sientra that have voluntarily been removed from the US market until some questions about their production facility in Brazil have been investigated.

Richard Kofkoff, MD, FACS
Saint Louis Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 76 reviews

Gummy bear implants

Gummy bear implants (cohesive and form stable gel implants) have NOT been banned in the US.  Please see a board certified plastic surgeon to learn more about your options.

Gummy Bear (Cohesive gel) Implants

Dear lanisha91:
    Thank you for your question.  Gummy Bear implants ( cohesive gel ) have not been banned in the US. Please follow up with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon for a consultation or any questions.

Gummy bear implants

Agreed- Various types of breast implants have had a "Gummy bear" term for several years.  Most recently, a particular type of anatomic (teardrop) shaped implant available in Europe for several years before being approved in the US has become available for cosmetic and reconstructive indications in the US.  The latest 'gummy bear' implants are definitely available and currently offered by two companies as stated

Gummy bear implants

No, gummy bear/anatomical/shaped implants are still available and used every day. There are 3 manufacturers of implants and one has voluntarily withdrawn from the market as they work on some internal issues with their manufacturing. The other 2 companies make gummy bear/anatomical implants that are widely available.

Asaf Yalif, MD
Roswell Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

Gummy Bear Implants

Thank you for your question. No the Gummy Bear implants have not been banned in the US. Follow up with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon for a consultation. 

Joshua Halpern, MD, PA
Tampa Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 58 reviews

Gummy bear implants

Thank you for your question. Gummy bear, or form stable, anatomically shaped implants are not banned in the United States. They are used on a daily basis. 

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