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Gummy Bear Breast Augmentation in Cleveland & Columbus, OH

Before the release of gummy bear breast implants, all breast implants were round. This worked well for some patients who wanted the rounder look. With these implants, it is important not to choose breast implants too large for the patient’s chest because they can then look unnatural. Additionally, some women with less breast tissue may not see their desired results from round breast implants. Gummy bear breast implants present patients with a more natural looking and feeling breast implant. Dr. Matt Goldschmidt provides the best gummy bear breast augmentation Cleveland offers.

What Are Gummy Bear Breast Implants & Why Are They Different?

Gummy bear breast implants are the newest generation of silicone breast implants. Like traditional silicone implants, gummy bear implants are filled with silicone gel. However, this silicone gel is more cohesive and thicker than regular silicone implants. This comes with a few advantages such as a lower likelihood of leaking in the rare event of a rupture. This is known as a form stable implant. The next major difference between standard silicone implants and gummy bear implants is the shape. Gummy bear breast implants come in a teardrop or round shape that can mimic or enhance the natural slope of the breast. Many plastic surgeons and patients believe this provides the best results currently available.

Benefits Of Gummy Bear Breast Augmentation Cleveland

A gummy bear breast augmentation comes with many benefits for women seeking a breast augmentation. Some of the possible benefits and advantages include:

  • Created in the shape of natural breast tissue
  • Less likely to shift within the breast pocket
  • Lower capsular contracture rates
  • Maintain their shape better than other implants
  • Works with most breast shapes
  • Reduced risk of visible rippling or wrinkles
  • Lower rupture rates
  • Considered to have one the most natural appearances and feels
  • Can be placed through three different incision locations
  • Great option for breast reconstruction patients

Candidates For Gummy Bear Breast Augmentation

Most healthy adult women are good candidates for breast augmentation with gummy bear implants. As a widely performed surgery, the techniques have been perfected to make the surgery quick and less traumatic. Otherwise, good candidates for a breast augmentation procedure will have anatomy that will benefit from the breast implants, a good understanding of the surgery, and realistic expectations.

While often associated with young women, many middle-aged and even older women get breast augmentation surgery to rejuvenate their appearance. There is no upper age limit for breast augmentation as long as the patient is a good candidate.


The first step in seeking a Cleveland breast augmentation is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Goldschmidt. At this appointment, he will evaluate the patient’s candidacy for gummy bear breast augmentation. First, he will talk with the patient to determine their goals and reasoning for wanting the procedure. Next, he will review their medical history and intake information. Finally, Dr. Goldschmidt will perform a physical examination to determine skin quality, amount of breast tissue, and if any ptosis is present.

If Dr. Goldschmidt believes you are a good candidate, he and the patient will discuss breast implant type, size, and preferred incision location. The patient will also try on breast augmentation sizers to find their perfect size based on their goals.

Breast Augmentation Surgery Cleveland & Columbus

Dr. Goldschmidt will begin the surgery by making an incision in the predetermined location. Once under the appropriate layer of tissue in the chest, Dr. Goldschmidt will create a pocket where the breast implant will sit. Then, Dr. Goldschmidt inserts the implant. Once assuming optimal placement and positioning, he will repeat the process on the other side.

When he finishes placing both breast implants, he will check for optimal symmetry and that the results match the patient’s goals. Dr. Goldschmidt will stitch the incisions and the patient will slowly wake up from their breast augmentation in Cleveland.

Gummy Bear Breast Augmentation Recovery

Immediately after surgery, the patient remains in-office for about two hours. This allows the patient to fully wake up from anesthesia and adequate medical monitoring. Once released to their caregiver, the patient can continue their recovery at home.

In general, breast augmentation patients tend to do well. Prescribed medication often is only necessary for two to three days. Patients with sedentary jobs can usually return to work in about a week. Dr. Goldschmidt will provide patients with personalized recovery instructions based on their specific procedure. Some of the common instructions include:

  • Keep surgical bra on 24/7, only remove it for post-op appointments and showering (after a few days)
  • Avoid lifting anything over five to ten pounds
  • Do not lift arms above shoulder level
  • Refrain from strenuous exercise and activities for at least two weeks (weight lifting and intense cardio can be restricted for six to eight weeks)
  • Massage the breasts ONLY if instructed to do so
  • Do not smoke or drink
  • Avoid driving or going back to work until the patient stops painkillers for a day

Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Surgery

How Long Do Gummy Bear Breast Implants Last?

Gummy bear breast implants can last several years and even decades. Some doctors recommend exchanging breast implants every 10 years. However, if the implants are not causing problems and the patient is still happy with them, there is no reason to undergo a revision surgery.

Breast implants do become more likely to rupture each year. Gummy bear breast implants have all around lower rupture and capsular contracture rates. Even in the rare event of a rupture, the cohesive gel in gummy bear implants is unlikely to leak.

When Can I Not Wear A Bra After Breast Augmentation?

When the patient leaves the office, they wear a special surgical bra. It helps support the healing breasts, reduce swelling, and promote comfort during recovery. Patients generally need to wear this bra all the time until about three to four weeks after surgery. At this point, you will still need to wear the bra occasionally and patients should still not wear any underwire bras. Patients can go braless for short times at this point.

How Much Is A Gummy Bear Breast Augmentation In Cleveland?

The exact cost of gummy bear breast augmentation with Dr. Goldschmidt will depend on the chosen implant and the specifications of the surgery. The patient will receive a personalized quote at their consultation.

The Best Breast Augmentation Surgery In Cleveland

Dr. Matt Goldschmidt is a double board-certified surgeon. He is one of only a few surgeons certified to place gummy bear implants and has performed thousands of cosmetic procedures. Dr. Goldschmidt has also published a book for people interested in breast augmentation (and their loved ones) about what to expect during every step of the process.

For more information about Gummy Bear Breast Augmentation in Cleveland & Columbus, OH or to schedule your Gummy Bear Breast Augmentation in Cleveland & Columbus, OH consultation with Dr. Matt Goldschmidt, please call (216) 264-8100.