Ok–you’ve decided you’re going to have a breast augmentation. Now, you have to ask this very important question of your surgeon–and it’s something you’ve probably already done some research on–is what kind of implant are you going to use?
There are basically two types of implants. There’s saline and silicone. What we’re referring to specifically is what makes up the implant and what’s on the inside of the shell. Saline is saltwater. It’s a very safe natural material, if it leaks, it gets absorbed by the body so a lot of people like that as part of the safety factor of having an augmentation. With saline implants, it doesn’t quite feel as natural as silicone implants do because it is saltwater which has a different texture of density compared to breast tissue, but it is a very popular implant.
Silicone implants have silicone gel. Silicone gel has a much more natural feel to it. It feels like breast tissue so when the implant is inside and you feel the breast, it actually feels real. It’s hard to tell that the implants are even in there. This is really good for patients that don’t have a lot of breast tissue covering the implant. If they just have a little bit of skin, just a little bit of breast tissue, silicone’s definitely the preferred implant because it feels more natural.
At some point in their lives, approximately one half of all men in the United States will suffer from gynecomastia, a medical condition in which localized fat and/or excess tissue causes male breast enlargement. To remedy this condition, Dr. Paul Gardner and Dr. Leo Baccaro use a specialized breast reduction surgery to sculpt a more attractive chest.
For many women who would like an augmentation to correct disproportionately small or unbalanced breasts, the most popular procedure is breast implants. Dr. Paul Gardner and Dr. Leo Baccaro are board-certified plastic surgeons with expertise in the latest implant techniques which minimize scarring and produce aesthetically pleasing results.
To remedy one of the most common complaints that the breasts are sagging, Dr. Paul Gardner and Dr. Leo Baccaro perform breast lift surgeries. This highly effective procedure tightens the skin and muscle to produce beautifully reshaped and natural-looking breasts.
Gardner Plastic Surgery is one of Florida’s most successful practices that perform breast reduction, the ideal solution for overlarge or sagging breasts. Dr. Paul Gardner and Dr. Leo Baccaro employ peerless technical skill and artistry to remove breast tissue and reshape the chest to meet the patient’s aesthetic expectations.
At Naples Plastic Surgery, our cosmetic services are designed to contour and enhance your body to help you achieve the body image that you desire. Known for offering among the best facial plastic surgery in Naples, our board-certified surgeons are known as much for their artistry as they are for their surgical skills. We understand that your image is the key to feeling great, so we will provide you with the most reliable advice and services to help make you look and feel your best.
The surgical team at Naples Plastic Surgery has the training and experience necessary to help you pursue your own individual cosmetic goals down to the very last detail, all in a warm, comfortable, and private environment.
The plastic surgery process at Naples Plastic Surgery begins with a one-on-one, confidential consultation in which your surgeon conducts an examination to determine which procedures are likely to produce the most robust aesthetic improvements. This includes a comprehensive discussion with you to identify the benefits, risks and costs associated with each procedure. It may be possible to combine a number of surgical procedures into a single surgery if you desire and if your medical condition permits it.
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