Gummy Bear Breast Implants Queens

Breast implant surgery (breast augmentation) remains the top plastic surgery procedure performed in the United States. In 2016, nearly 291,000 breast augmentation procedures were performed; this reflects a 4 percent increase in the number of breast augmentations performed in 2015. This increase may be due to the innovative breast implant devices that are now available. One of the newest generations of breast implants is the form-stable cohesive gel implant, otherwise referred to as the ‘gummy bear breast implant.’

An Experienced and Caring Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Near Queens

Dr. Nina S. Naidu is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who is dedicated to providing all of her patients with the high-quality care they deserve. Whether a patient is interested in having a breast augmentation with gummy bear breast implants or a breast lift to raise her breasts, Dr. Naidu has the experience, vision and skill necessary to provide the patient with the natural-looking, beautiful results she desires.

Beautiful Breasts Can Increase a Woman’s Self-Confidence

Many women believe that their breasts reflect their femininity; if a woman is unhappy with the way her breasts look, her self-confidence may begin to dwindle. As a woman herself, Dr. Nina S. Naidu understands how important it is for a woman to feel confident about the way her breasts look. For this reason, Dr. Naidu assists each of her breast augmentation patients in determining which breast implant device will provide the results the patient desires.

A Personalized Surgical Treatment Plan

Every individual is unique. Dr. Nina S. Naidu creates a custom-designed surgical treatment plan for each of her patients. In order to accomplish this, she takes the time to get to know her patients.

A Comparison of the Breast Implant Devices Available Near Queens

Saline Breast Implants

When placing a saline implant, Dr. Naidu inserts the silicone shell within the pocket that will hold the breast implant. Once the shell itself is in place, she fills it with a saltwater solution. Dr. Nina S. Naidu places the implant beneath the pectoralis muscle (submuscularly), as opposed to above the pectoralis muscle (subglandularly). A saline breast implant is round and available with either a textured or smooth surface.

Silicone Breast Implants

A silicone breast implant also consists of a silicone shell. Unlike a saline implant, the silicone implant comes pre-filled with silicone gel. Many women choose silicone breast implants because of their consistency, which is very similar to the consistency of human tissue, providing women with breasts that look and feel natural. Because silicone implants are less likely to ripple and feel more like real breasts, they are a better option for women who have very little breast tissue.

Form-Stable Cohesive Gel Breast Implants (Gummy Bear Breast Implants)

Dr. Naidu is a plastic surgeon with an office near Queens. She frequently uses gummy bear breast implants to perform breast augmentation, breast reconstruction and breast revision surgeries. Gummy bear breast implants are a perfect choice for patients who are interested in attaining a natural-looking result.

With form-stable cohesive gel breast implants, the likelihood of a future complication (i.e., rippling, leaking, etc.) is decreased when compared to the traditional counterparts.

The outer surface of a gummy bear breast implant is textured. The textured surface helps hold the implant in place, which reduces the likelihood of rotation. In addition, the textured surface decreases the amount of scar tissue that forms, reducing the risk of capsular contracture.

Form-stable cohesive gel implants are available in an anatomical (teardrop) shape. Women who would like to add volume to the upper portion of their breasts should consider the teardrop-shaped version of the gummy bear implant.

The Ideal Implant®

This specially-designed implant offers women a saline implant that feels more like a silicone implant. The Ideal Implant® consists of two saline compartments with perforated shells between them. These shells control the movement of the saline and allow the implant to maintain its structure, even when held upright.

Who Should Consider Adding Volume to Their Breasts with Gummy Bear Implants?

Women who:

  • are interested in increasing the size and contour of their breasts;
  • would like to have breasts that are symmetrical (even) and/or appear more proportionate to their overall physique;
  • do not smoke;
  • have no contraindications to general anesthesia;
  • are healthy;
  • have no active infections;
  • are not pregnant or breastfeeding;
  • understand what can be accomplished with gummy bear breast implants; and
  • are at least 22 years old.

The Benefits of Choosing Gummy Bear Breast Implants

The gummy bear breast implant can be pierced or cut without any concern of leakage. Just like a piece of gummy bear candy, if cut in half, the highly cohesive gel maintains its shape.

Gummy bear breast implants:

  • maintain their shape in every position;
  • are slightly firmer than regular silicone implants;
  • are strong and durable;
  • cause less scar tissue to form; and
  • have a reduced risk of leakage.

A Consultation for Breast Enhancement Surgery with Dr. Naidu

The first step in your journey to attaining the beautiful breasts you desire is to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Naidu at her office near Queens. She will ask questions related to your medical history, current health status and medication usage as well as why you would like to have breast enhancement surgery. If you do plan on becoming pregnant or breastfeeding at any point in the future, please inform Dr. Naidu of this desire. She will explain how these actions will affect the results of your breast enhancement procedure.

Dr. Naidu will examine your breasts. During this examination, she will physically examine the soft tissue and skin of your breasts. In addition, Dr. Naidu will determine how much breast tissue remains, and measure the width at the base of each breast. These measurements assist her in determining which type, texture and size of implant will provide you with optimal results.

Preoperative photos will be taken. Dr. Nina S. Naidu uses these pictures as she creates your custom-designed surgical treatment plan. These are also ideal for comparison purposes following surgery. Any pre-surgical or post-surgical photographs are considered part of your medical record; they will not be displayed online or shown to any other patient without your written consent.

Once the examination is complete, Dr. Nina S. Naidu will inform you as to whether or not you are a good candidate for a breast augmentation, revision or reconstruction with gummy bear breast implants.

A Second Consultation with Dr. Naidu for a Breast Enhancement Procedure Near Queens

Patients who decide to have Dr. Nina S. Naidu perform their breast enhancement procedure with gummy bear breast implants will have a second consultation at her office near Queens. During this appointment, patients have the opportunity to examine the various types of implant devices available, including the gummy bear. Additionally, Dr. Naidu has a variety of sizers that patients can ‘try on’ during this appointment. These sizers provide the patient with a preview of what her breast profile will be following her procedure.

Dr. Naidu enjoys assisting her patients as they choose their breast implant devices. She uses the information gathered at the initial consultation to recommend the implant she believes will provide the patient with the best results possible.

During this appointment at Dr. Naidu’s office near Queens, you will receive your pre-surgical paperwork.

Preparing for a Breast Enhancement Procedure Near Queens

Your age and medical history determine the tests Dr. Nina S. Naidu will request before your procedure. Certain medications will need to be discontinued for at least two weeks prior to your surgery. In addition, if you smoke, you need to stop smoking and avoid second-hand smoke for no less than eight weeks prior to and eight weeks after your surgery. Women who are 35 years and older or who are genetically susceptible to developing breast cancer must have a mammogram before their augmentation. Other tests may be requested as well. A prescription for pain medication to be used after surgery will be provided at this visit.

Breast Enhancement Surgery with Dr. Nina S. Naidu Near Queens

Whether you are undergoing a breast augmentation or a revision, your breast enhancement procedure is an outpatient surgery. You will receive general anesthesia, and you will need to bring a responsible adult with you on the day of your procedure. A breast augmentation generally takes about an hour to perform and a breast revision usually takes 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

Women who are having a breast reconstruction procedure immediately following mastectomy usually remain in the hospital overnight following their surgery. Sometimes, multiple surgeries are necessary to achieve the look a woman desires. The subsequent surgeries may be performed on an outpatient basis.

Marking the Breasts

Immediately prior to your gummy bear breast implant surgery, Dr. Naidu will mark your breasts. These markings are used as guidelines during the surgery.


Once the anesthesia is administered, you will fall asleep and your breast enhancement procedure begins.

Incision Options

There are three incision options Dr. Nina S. Naidu can use when performing a breast enhancement procedure:

1. Peri-areolar – created at the edge of the pigmented skin of the nipple-areolar complex.
2. Infra-mammary – created at the crease located at the base of the breast.
3. Transaxillary – created within the armpit.

Dr. Naidu does her best to hide the incisions by creating them within the natural folds of the armpit and breasts or around the areola.

A Pocket is Created

Dr. Naidu creates a pocket to hold the gummy bear implant. This pocket may be created submuscularly or subglandularly. For the most part, Dr. Naidu prefers to place implants submuscularly.

The Keller Funnel™ Technique

In order to place the implant in an aseptic fashion and decrease friction between the implant and the patient’s tissues, Dr. Naidu uses the Keller Funnel™ technique when inserting the implant into its pocket.

Closing the Incisions

The incisions are closed using dissolvable sutures.

Recovering from Breast Enhancement Surgery Near Queens

Directly following surgery, patients should expect their chest and arms to feel tight. Swelling, tenderness and some bruising is normal following breast enhancement procedures. The tenderness and bruising should diminish within a few days; however, the swelling can last up to three weeks. Before leaving the recovery area, patients receive specific instructions related to caring for their incisions. All patients must have a responsible adult remain with them the night of their surgery.

Patients can perform tasks around the house as long as they do not require lifting or strenuous activities. These restrictions last for two weeks.

Dr. Naidu provides each patient with a list of arm exercises to perform. These exercises should be implemented the evening after the breast enhancement procedure.

As a Board-Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Nina S. Naidu has dedicated her life to helping individuals attain the physical characteristics they desire. If you would like to learn more about the procedures that Dr. Naidu offers, please contact the office today at 212-452-1230.


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