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Augmentation Incisions

Periareolar Inframammary Transaxillary Transumbilical Periareolar: The incision which goes around the edge of the dark areola that surrounds the nipple (usually the lower half)  is used to insert the implant. Pros: The scar usually blends wells well with the surrounding tissue. The same incision can be used again if later surgeries are needed. The space […]

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What if the implant ruptures?

Both silicone and saline breast implants can rupture or leak. If this should occur, treatment may require surgical removal of the implant and possible replacement. When a saline (salt water) breast implant leaks, it will usually deflate very quickly similar to what occurs when a balloon loses its air. Your breast will change in size […]

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Are breast implants safe?

Breast implants are among the most tested of medical devices. No other medical device has been studied to the extent that breast implants have. Extensive studies of tens of thousands of women with breast implants have shown that both saline and silicone implants are safe. They do not produce a higher rate of cancer or […]

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What are the breast implants options?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved both saline filled breast implants (for women 18 years and older) and silicone gel filled implants (for women 22 years and older). Both are basically shaped silicone envelopes that are filled with silicone gel or sterile salt water (saline). Silicone breast implants are filled either with cohesive […]

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How much do implants weigh?

Obviously the larger the size of the implants, the more they will weigh. Every 100cc of silicone implant weighs 0.23lbs. Every 100cc of saline implant weighs 0.21lbs. For example, a typical 300cc silicone implant weighs 0.69 pounds and a pair of them together weighs 1.38 pounds. 300cc saline implants weigh 0.63lb each or 1.26lbs for […]

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