Saline vs. gel filled breast augmentation implants.

I am often asked what type of breast augmentation implants I recommend. While each type of implant has its advantages, it is up to the individual patient to decide which advantages she desires and which inconveniences she is willing to accept. There is no right or wrong answer; there is simply the answer that is […]

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Do I need to replace my breast implants every ten years?

I am asked this question frequently. If the implant is intact and there are no other circumstances requiring breast surgery, there is absolutely no reason to replace the implants no matter how long they have been in place. If, however, the implant has been discovered to have developed a leak, then it is recommended the […]

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What different types of gel-filled breast implants are available for breast augmentation?

Gel implants can be separated into round shaped implants and teardrop shaped implants. Round implants can be covered with a smooth sheet of solid silicone shell, or a rough-surfaced “textured” solid silicone shell. Initially, textured implants were developed to reduce the tendency towards scar tissue tightening around breast implants. The rough-surfaced texturing, however, has only […]

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