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Your Breast Implant Choices

Your Breast Implant Choices

Breast Implant Popularity

Breast augmentation is one of the leading cosmetic procedures in the United States and it is only growing in popularity. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ latest report, nearly 300,000 women received breast implants in 2015, collectively spending over $1 billion on this cosmetic procedure alone. Breast augmentation has flourished over the past 15 years due to improvements in surgical technology and the implants themselves, and the procedure is only predicted to become more prevalent in the future.

Why Breast Implants?

No matter the type of implant chosen, the goal of breast augmentation is to create fuller, firmer, and more symmetrical breasts. The reasons behind augmentation are as varied as the women themselves, but most choose this procedure to revitalize their self-confidence and achieve their desired feminine figure. Loss of breast shape or size due to weight loss, aging, and pregnancy are some of the most commonly cited factors for women who undergo breast augmentation.

Silicone Implants

Silicone implants are currently the most common type of implant used. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that silicone implants accounted for 80% of all breast augmentation procedures in 2015. This type of implant is filled with a silicone gel and it is the most popular choice because the gel creates an effect that is similar to natural breast tissue. If a leak occurs, the gel may be contained within the implant shell or it may breach the shell and enter the breast implant pocket. Most often it is contained within a layer of scar tissue that forms around the implant. Silicone  implants are FDA approved but women with these implants will need to visit their plastic surgeon annually to check for any problems.

Saline Implants

Saline implants were used in 20% of breast augmentation surgeries in 2015. Because they are filled with sterile salt water, a leak will result in the collapse of the implant but the saline will be safely absorbed into the body. They can be filled during surgery so minor adjustments can be made during the procedure. Some women feel that saline implants feel and look unnaturally firm, so the popularity of this type of implant has decreased significantly since the introduction of the silicone option.

Gummy Bear Implants

First introduced in the U.S. market in 2012, the gummy bear implant has been gaining popularity in breast augmentation procedures. The gummy bear implant is a type of silicone implant that is made of a thicker gel which results in a firmer implant that is less susceptible to leak. This newer implant appeals to some women because of its decreased rupture rate, but it is firmer and especially useful in breast reconstruction.

Just A Call Away

Whatever your reason may be for desiring breast implants or whichever implant type you prefer, consulting an experienced plastic surgeon will get you on the right track towards your dream body. Dr. Paul Gardner of Gardner Plastic Surgery meets with each patient to discuss their goals and create a unique plan of action that will produce the best results for the individual. Call Dr. Gardner today at 239.566.2611 for your breast augmentation consultation!

Learn the Latest News about Plastic Surgery in Naples, FL

There are an almost unlimited number of topics related to plastic surgery, each with its own set of questions. While it is impossible to share all of that information during visits to our office, we hope that you will find answers to some of your most pressing questions in our blog. The articles found in our monthly blog should serve as an introduction to many popular plastic surgery topics.

Dr. Paul Gardner and Dr. Leo Baccaro are both highly respected cosmetic surgeons and they understand that a well-informed patient is better prepared for surgery and more likely to appreciate the outcome. That is why he hopes that you will follow this blog and raise questions about prospective procedures both online and in the doctor’s office. Your questions and comments will not only help us produce a more informative, compelling blog, but will help us improve the patient experience.

Dr. Gardner and Dr. Baccaro firmly believe that there should as much transparency as possible between doctors and patients. This blog is an important way to share how Gardner Plastic Surgery operates as a top medical facility, manages patient care and produces such wonderful surgical results. Our surgeons and staff relish the opportunity to share their expertise with you and hope that you will enjoy learning more about plastic surgery. We encourage you to visit our blog regularly and invite your friends and family to learn more about cosmetic surgery from one of Southwest Florida’s most respected plastic surgeons.

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