Gummy bear implants are a type of silicone breast implants that have been gaining popularity as of late. But why is it called a gummy bear, and how is it different from regular silicone breast implants available on the market?Simply put, the implants have been called the “gummy bear” because they retain their shape and stability even when cut in half. The gel will retain its position and place, mimicking the characteristics of a rubbery, gummy bear candy. This new type of implant is made of durable and extremely consistent silicone material, which makes it highly stable.Gummy bear breast implants deliver effective results, because they appear and feel more like natural breasts. Results are sustainable and the side effects, risks, and potential complications are relatively lower. One of the key advantages of the gummy bear implant is that it is less likely to rupture.The gummy bear is the fifth generation of breast implants and the newest available in the US. The silicone material is contained in a textured shell that decreases the risk of excessive scarring and capsular contracture. It is worth noting that the risk of capsular contracture is very high in traditional breast implants. Capsular contracture occurs when the scar tissue that normally forms around the breast implant contracts, squeezing the implants and causing pain and discomfort.Fortunately, gummy bear implants have little risk of rippling compared to traditional silicone implants. This is especially important when undergoing revision or corrective surgery. Even in the rare instance of a gummy bear implant rupture, the substance will not spread. Compared to traditional silicone, the material can spill from its shell and pose health risks.Many plastic surgeons advocate the use of gummy bear breast implants, but it is still important to weigh the pros and cons before choosing them. This also depends on your candidacy for breast implant surgery.Gummy bear implants are FDA-approved, and while they are popularly known as such, manufacturers do not refer to the product with the same name.