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, two of the best Beverly Hills Breast Augmentation Experts.
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 (especially as a part of a mommy makeover) 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 breast implant is better than the other? Silicone or saline? It is an important decision when deciding which type is suitable for your body. Many plastic surgeons have their preference for surgery use, but it ultimately depends on the patient’s personal preference.
Both breast implant types have an outer shell made out 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.
At Ordon & Chopra patient health and safety is always our top priority. As you may be aware, a recall was recently issued for specific implants and we would like to take this moment to impart some facts and hopefully provide some peace of mind regarding this subject.
The first thing to know is that this recall is applicable only to a limited number of textured implant products. Ninety five percent of implants sold in the US are smooth and completely unaffected. The most common applications for textured implants include, an above average physically active lifestyle, a sloping rib bone structure and/or reconstructive breast procedures.
Even rarer among this small subset of textured implant recipients is the instance of associated ailment. The main infirmity reported in connection with these implants is BIA-ALCL, the remission rate for which is close to 90%. While we in no way wish to trivialize this matter we do want to convey the facts and hopefully assuage any panic. If you have any symptoms or concerns at all please do not hesitate to contact our office and we will be happy to assist.
If you are interested in getting one of the top breast augmentation Beverly Hills has to offer schedule an appointment today.
During your consultation we will listen to your concerns, examine your breasts, take photographs, and recommend a course of treatment that meets your goals. Breast augmentation before and after photos can shown to you during your consultation with show you the fantastic results we've achieved as well as aid us in discovering your desired look.
“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.”