If you are interested in breast augmentation and have questions about the types of breast implants available to you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Andrew Ordon or Ritu Chopra. Breast augmentation is one of the most popular types of plastic surgery in the country.
The procedure can add to the size of the breasts and can also aid in the correction of breast asymmetry. Many women will choose breast augmentation after pregnancy and breastfeeding because it can restore the breasts to their pre-childbirth shape.
Breast implants are medical devices to increase breast size or reconstruct lost breast tissue after mastectomy. They come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Women generally prefer implants that create a natural look and feel.
So what type of implant is better than the other? Silicone or saline? It is an important decision when deciding which type is suitable for your body. Many surgeons have their preference for surgery use, but it ultimately depends on the patient’s personal preference.
Both implant types have an outer shell made of silicone, and both are durable. However, they differ in consistency, appearance and touch.
Saline implants are filled with a sterile salt water solution that is similar to bodily fluids. The solution is deemed safe upon rupture or leak and blends in with the body safely. They are inserted in the chest empty and filled after they are in place.
Silicone implants are pre-filled with silicone gel that is classified as a safe product by the FDA. Women have turned to this style of implant, since silicone makes the breasts look and feel more natural than saline.
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, statistics show that since the return of silicone in 2006, 72 percent of all breast implants are now silicone. They are safe to insert and to remove for all women.
“Dr. Chopra is not only very charismatic, knowledgeable, and experienced, his bedside manner made the difference in my decision to have my augmentation done by him. I will never use any other Doctor as I am a dedicated patient!”
“I had the most amazing experience with Dr. Chopra. He anticipated my needs and made sure I felt great with my results. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a wonderful plastic surgeon who really goes above and beyond!”
“Dr Chopra is the best Dr. out there! Dr Chopra is a Perfectionist, his bedside manner is warm, kind and very caring. If you are seeking a doctor to perform reconstruction revision or cosmetic surgery, You need to look no further.”
“Since then Dr. Chopra has done my implants and 2 fat transfer procedures. It has been 1 year and 9 months since my breast cancer diagnosis and in that time your surgical team becomes like family.”