Your Guide to Breast Implant Options

  Dr. Prashant Soni, Board Certified Cosmetic & Plastic Surgeon at Advanced Specialty Care explains the differences between breast implant options including the pros and cons of each type. Silicone, smooth, saline, textured, gel, gummy bear. What does any of this mean? We understand that considering breast implants can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be! We’ve put together a guide to help you understand which implant options are available and which may be right for you. Two Types of Implants You may have seen some implants marketed as gummy bear but there are really only two types of…
Dr. Prashant Soni: Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Specialist at Advanced Specialty Care
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Topics: Blog, Breast Augmentation, Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Prashant Soni, Plastic Surgery

Gummy Bear Breast Implants. Are They Right For Me?

Once you’ve decided to get breast augmentation surgery and have consulted with your doctor as to the size and shape that work best for you, one of the next big decisions is what type of implant to get, saline or silicone. You may have heard about “Gummy Bear” implants. Some refer to them as “The Future of Breast Implants” or “The Next Best Thing In Breast Augmentation.” So what are they, and why are they trending? Breast Implants Over The Years Silicone and saline have been the popular types of implants. Breast implants have changed over the years in response…
Woman Looking At Breast Implant Options
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Topics: Blog, Breast Augmentation, Cosmetic Surgery, Plastic Surgery

Breast Augmentation and Implant Texture

  In addition to the other decisions you will need to make before having breast augmentation surgery, you have a choice as to the texture of the implants. A textured implant has a gritty texture that allows for the body’s tissue to grab it and hold it in place. Previously, it was hoped
that texturing allowed for less scar tissue formation (capsular contracture) around the implant if it were placed above the muscle. Several studies have dispelled this theory. Textured implants are now almost entirely used with anatomic implants to reduce chances of rotating. Round implants assume the proper breast shape…
Woman Holding Implants
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Topics: Blog, Breast Augmentation, Breast Augmentation, Cosmetic Surgery, Plastic Surgery

Breast Augmentation: Deciding On The Shape Of Your Breast Implants

  Today, when planning for breast augmentation surgery, women have choices to make. In my Fairfield County plastic surgery practice my patients and I discuss all the options. Do they want silicone or saline implants? Also, what shape implants would they prefer? There are two choices of implant shape, round, or anatomic or teardrop style.Below is a short discussion of the pros and cons of both. Round Implants Round implants are available in saline or silicone. They have the benefit of maintaining their breast shape even if the implants rotate within the body. When standing, the volume within the implant…
Doctor Explaining Breast Augmentation
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Topics: Blog, Breast Augmentation, Breast Augmentation, Cosmetic Surgery, Plastic Surgery

Breast Implants: Silicone vs. Saline?

Breast augmentation is the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedure in the United States.  Implant-based breast augmentation involves the surgical placement of a silicone-shelled implant under the breast tissue or pectoral muscle. From 1992 until 2006, saline-filled implants were the only implants approved for cosmetic augmentation.  Today, after 14 years of medical trials, silicone implants are also an option. Silicone Implants A “silicone” implant is prefilled with a silicone polymer of various consistencies. The first generation implant designed in the 1960’s contained liquid silicone. It had a higher incidence of internal scar formation called capsular contracture as well as leakage…
Doctor Showing Implants
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Topics: Blog, Breast Augmentation, Cosmetic Surgery, Plastic Surgery

What Size Breast Implant Is Right For Me?

This is the most common question we are asked by patients seeking breast augmentation surgery. Most patients search the Internet to find out details about breast augmentation prior to seeking consultation with a physician. But most of the information available does not address the patient’s most important query - what is the ideal implant for me? The answer for most people is much easier than it seems. There are several factors to take into consideration when determining the proper implant size for someone. When these factors are combined with a good patient interview, the ideal size becomes apparent. First, your…
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Topics: Blog, Breast Augmentation, Cosmetic Surgery, Plastic Surgery
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