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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!

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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.

Dr. Paul Gardner, MD, FACS is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving Southwest Florida. As one of the leading plastic surgeons in Naples, FL, Dr. Gardner has more than 25 years of experience performing facial procedures including composite facelift, mini facelift, brow lift and skin cancer removal procedures. He also possesses expertise in breast augmentations, tummy tucks, and labiaplasty.

Dr. Leopoldo M. Baccaro, MD received extensive training at the prestigious Houston Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center, where he worked with some of the most well-renowned practitioners in the art of cosmetic surgery. With honors and awards throughout medical school and his residency, Dr. Baccaro earned a stellar reputation for high quality surgical care with both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery procedures.

Dr. Mark Walsh, MD, FACS is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving Southwest Florida. Dr. Walsh participated in the prestigious plastic surgery training program at Duke University. He has also served as an invited reviewer and has provided expert commentaries for multiple surgical journals, including the highly regarded Aesthetic Surgery Journal.

Dr. Andrew M. Bonett, MD specializes in both reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery, with specific interests in reconstruction after breast and skin cancers, including Mohs reconstruction. His experience also includes reconstruction following traumatic injuries, body contouring, and general cosmetic plastic surgery procedures.

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.

As with any medical procedure, there is no guarantee that a desired outcome will be achieved. There are a number of health risks associated with even minor medical procedures. If you have any health issues or concerns, please feel free to discuss them any time with your surgeon at our Naples’ plastic surgery center.
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