7 Questions to Ask About Gummy Bear Implants

When interviewing plastic surgeon about their level of experience with gummy bear implants, here are 7 questions you should ask.

  1. How long have you used gummy bear implants?
    Checking for the surgeon’s knowledge of long term issues
  2. Have you used over a hundred pairs of them?
    Never ask how many a surgeon has done because he or she actually won’t know. But 100 is a key number and by watching their reaction you should be able to know whether they’ve done that many.
  3. How do you pick the implant size?
    They should tell you that they measure before surgery…important for all implants, critical for gummy bears
  4. What are the biggest advantages of gummy bear implants?
    Answers are shape, not rippling, resistance to breakage
  5. What do you see as the biggest trade-offs of gummy bear implants?
    Answers are firmness, risk of rotation, longer incision, higher cost.
  6. Can gummy bear implants break?
    If the surgeon says they can’t, head for the door.
  7. Between Mentor, Allergan, and Sientra, which one do you suggest for me and why?
    It is a hard question and there is not one answer. But how they answer will demonstrate their understanding of the nuances of these devices.
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