Recent statistics show as many as 60-thousand patients a year experience capsular contracture in the United States alone. It’s the most common complication of aesthetic and reconstructive breast implant surgery. The nearly 20 percent of patients who develop capsular contracture *(see note below) will see signs of breast firmness, shape distortion, and sometimes pain within the first two years of breast implant surgery.
Dr. Grant Stevens, a plastic surgeon in Marina Del Rey, Calif., coined the term, “gummy bear breast implant” for a type of silicone implant. (ABC News)
Like kids in a candy store, more women are seeking out a type of silicone breast implant that one doctor calls the “gummy bear.”