Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
We understand the decision to have breast augmentation surgery is a personal one that can help enhance one’s self image. Our team of plastic and reconstructive surgery specialists are experts in the field of breast surgery and can help answer your questions to help you make the decision for yourself.
Breast augmentation, or augmentation mammoplasty, is a procedure to reshape the breast in order to make it larger.
A breast implant is a silicone shell filled with either silicone gel or saline.
Each type of implant has advantages and disadvantages. Your physician will discuss the types of implants with you and seek your input about the type of implant to be used. During your consultation you will also get a chance to feel the different implants and try on implant sizes.
If a saline-filled implant breaks, the implant will deflate in a few hours and the salt water will harmlessly be absorbed by the body.