Health Team

New 'gummy bear' breast implant provides more natural look

Posted September 27, 2012

Dr. Michael Fiorillo shows the new breast implant recently approved by the FDA.

Professional bodybuilder Kenyatta Jones-Arietta works hard on her physique. In order to look her best in competition, she's going under the knife for a third breast implant surgery.

“When I lean down, you can tell these are implants,” she said. “(I) want a more natural finish.”

The 40-year-old mother of three says this time she's trying the new FDA-approved breast implants. Doctors say the new cutting-edge implants give women a better option.

Dr . Michael Fiorillo, a plastic surgeon, said the new product offers “less chance of breast-implant rupture, less chance of rippling, which you can see with saline and sometimes silicone."

Fiorillo says the so-called "gummy bear" silicone implants look and feel more natural, and are likely to maintain their shape overtime.

"It was coined the term gummy bear because it has the consistency of a gummy bear," he said.

The surgery costs between $7,000 and $12,000. The risks are minimal and include bleeding and infection.

Jones-Arietta believes the new implants will give her the results she's been looking for, so she has more confidence when she competes.

"I'm hoping for a more natural look and feel,” she said.


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  • claygriffith01 Oct 3, 2012

    Scubagirl...your statement is contradictory. You say stop letting what others think determine what you think, then demand that they do what you think is correct.

  • Kelondris Oct 2, 2012

    I'm not a bodybuilder, but most of those women do lose their curves due to the muscle build they have built for. And most women, do not have much in the breast area because of it. And have been mistaken for men, due to their body muscle. In this case, it is perfectly understandable.

  • Yellow Rider Oct 1, 2012

    C'mon, if we were always happy with being natural, we'd be running around naked and living in caves. Humanity is all about improvement.

  • AX MAN Oct 1, 2012

    not worth the risk. I can see doing something like this if it was due to cancer or an accident. People should really think about their reasons for having plastic surgery. They call it "Plastic Surgery" because thats what most people look like afterwords......PLASTIC !

  • Scubagirl Oct 1, 2012

    well said charm.....It's past time for folks to stop letting what OTHERS think determine what they themselves think.

    Want a natural look? Keep what you were born with.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Sep 28, 2012

    Ladies except the way you were born and developed. Stop right now trying to please some man. They will not appreciate you more. Is that all that you think of yourself, your body? You are more than that.