Breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the United States, with over 300,000 surgeries performed.
Breast augmentation surgery has a very high satisfaction rate, if the patient has realistic expectations and understands the limitations of the surgery within her anatomy. For example, see the breast augmentation before and after pictures I have displayed for illustration.
Either saline or silicone implant can be used. Both implants have the same shell covering. For saline implants, the shell is empty and is filled with saline (salt water) through a valve on top of the implant. Silicone implants are already filled with silicone cohesive gel and the volume is not adjustable. The choice of implant depends on the patients desire, amount of breast tissue, degree of breast asymmetry and cost (silicone implants are significantly more expensive). One cannot determine what type of implant is used by looking at a patient (see adjacent images).
With the news about PIP implants and their high leakage rate, it is important only FDA approved breast implants be used. Currently, only two companies in the United States qualify: Mentor and Allergan (Natrelle implants). Both companies offer a life time warranty in case of implant leakage (ALL breast implants eventually deflate) and provide partial compensation for surgery costs up to ten years from date of original surgery.
Please see below for additional breast augmentation before and after pictures:
Michael A. Jazayeri, M.D. is a board certified plastic surgeon with over 12 years of experience. His office is located in Orange County, California. To schedule a complimentary consultation, please call (714) 834-0101.
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