April 24, 2017
In 2012, there was much hype about the latest implant devices to receive FDA approval: the highly cohesive, form-stable “gummy bear” breast implants. Much like the gummy bear candy, these new silicone implants do not leak when cut or punctured and, therefore, have a lower risk of implant rupture. Since saline and previous versions of silicone implants are still widely used and deemed safe by the FDA, many people wonder about the buzzword “rupture” and how durable breast implants actually are.