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The Benefits of Getting Breast Implants with Dr. Richard Korentager

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures performed. Many women describe getting breast implants as a life-changing experience, including patients of Dr. Richard Korentager. He finds his patients not only report physical benefits, but emotional advantages as well.

A Positive Impact

Seeing the lives of his patients improve following surgery is why Dr. Korentager loves his work as a plastic surgeon. He states:

“I became fascinated by the field of plastic surgery as a medical student when I was exposed to the broad range of cases treated by plastic surgeons and found it to be a unique combination of science and artistry. My focus on reconstructive breast surgery, burn surgery and cosmetic surgery has allowed me to have a positive impact on the lives of my patients and develop long-term relationships with them.”

What Getting Breast Implants Changes

Dr. Korentager understands his patients seek out breast implants for a variety of reasons. He works hard to get to know each one of his patients to be able to formulate the best route to meet their individual needs. Some common causes for getting breast implants include:

  • To correct uneven breast size
  • To restore breast shape and size lost by breastfeeding or pregnancy
  • To enhance breast size after weight loss
  • To increase breast size when unhappy with natural development

The list doesn’t stop there though. Undergoing breast surgery results in much more than just a physical change. Women report:

  • Better self-confidence
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Healthier body image
  • Greater sense of femininity

Learning and Informing

Dr. Korentager is an advocate of educating his patients about their options when getting breast implants. With more than 30 years of experience, he enjoys sharing his vast knowledge with others too. He says:

“I initially entered private practice in Toronto but after moving to Kansas City I became an academic plastic surgeon at the University of Kansas. This allowed me to hone not only my plastic surgery skills but also to pursue my zeal for education. I have devoted my time to teaching residents and students in the schools of medicine, nursing and health professions. I have also become involved in health care simulation, physician wellness and coaching. My additional training in these areas has allowed me to expand my research to include not only clinical and basic science related to plastic surgery but also education and wellness.”

The Latest Advancements

Dr. Korentager also strives to remain up-to-date on the latest advancements in the plastic surgery industry. He explains:

“It is a privilege to be part of a plastic surgery department that advances the field of plastic surgery through research and education. Training the next generation of doctors and plastic surgeons allows me to always be current, challenged and optimistic for the future.”

As patients of Dr. Korentager, women getting breast implants have access to the most advanced and latest types available. Dr. Korentager is part of an exclusive group of board-certified plastic surgeons eligible to offer IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants. Furthermore, he is an Ideal Implant Preferred Surgeon, a position given to specific plastic surgeons with the most experience and knowledge about IDEAL IMPLANTS.

More About IDEAL IMPLANTS

How are IDEAL IMPLANTS different from silicone gel or unstructured saline breast implants? As the IDEAL IMPLANT website points out:

“In the past, women seeking breast implants were forced to choose between the peace of mind of saline or the more realistic look and natural feel of silicone gel. IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants are the next-generation technology that offers you the benefits of both, so women can feel beautiful and secure.”

Their unique design sets them apart from other kinds of breast implants. IDEAL IMPLANTS are made up of a series of implant shells nested together that hold two separate chambers filled with saline. This advanced internal structure controls the movement of the saline solution, unlike unstructured saline implants.

Compared to silicone gel breast implants, IDEAL IMPLANTS also have a natural feel and youthful shape, but without the risk of silent rupture. Women with silicone gel implants are instructed to continually monitor their implants through expensive MRI scans or specialized ultrasounds due to the inherent risk of a “silent rupture”. This occurs when the sticky gel substance escapes from a damaged silicone gel implant and becomes trapped in the surrounding tissues of a woman’s body that requires surgery to remove.

Understanding Your Options

When getting breast implants, Dr. Korentager feels patient education is crucial. He wants women to understand their options and select the best type of breast implant that will help them achieve their goals. He takes the time necessary to address any concerns and answer any questions his patients have about breast implants and their long term upkeep. One patient describes her experience receiving IDEAL IMPLANTS with Dr. Korentager:

“I have the cookie cutter story! Two kids, breast fed each for 1 year. Pumping and nursing sucked me dry! Contemplated BA for a couple of years but didn’t feel comfortable with the idea of silicone (MRI check-ups, and just uncertainty of the material itself). I liked the idea of saline and had several friends with saline. But after two consultations I was advised that Celine probably wouldn’t provide me with very good results because of my lack of breast tissue . . . and because of how thin I am. So I did tons of research . . . and stumbled upon the IDEAL IMPLANT. There were only two doctors in my area that even had access to the IDEAL IMPLANTS . . . I researched the two doctors and made an appointment with the one that seemed to have the best reviews and overall experience. Fast forward with me . . . I decided to go with it . . . I can’t offer much of a review yet since I’m only 9 days out, but they look great so far! I went with 370cc which I’m hoping will take me to a full C cup once I’m all healed up.”

– RealSelf review by nothingpersonal99

Dr. Korentager Can Help You!

Are you ready to change your appearance and improve how you feel about yourself? Dr. Korentager can help you determine if getting breast implants is right for you!

If you are considering breast implants in Kansas City, KS, contact Dr. Richard Korentager today to discuss your options. Simply call 913-588-2000 or visit kumc.edu. Dr. Korentager’s office is located at the University of Kansas Medical Center, 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Kansas City, KS, 66160. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants.

Dr. Tehrani Offers Women Desired Breast Augmentation Sizes

IMPORTANT NOTE: Below you may find untouched before and after photos of patients who have granted permission to their surgeon to show them anonymously. While we protect the identities of our patients, please be advised that by their nature, these photos contain sensitive content.

The demand for breast augmentation procedures continues to steadily rise as more and more women realize they have options. Breast augmentation sizes are not one-size-fits-all and with safer, natural looking breast implant options, you no longer have to worry about what people will think or be overly concerned about potential risks. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Kevin Tehrani of Aristocrat Plastic Surgery experiences many requests for breast implants from his patients in Manhattan and Long Island. He will take the time in a one-on-one consultation with you to discuss your vision, lifestyle, and questions and concerns, including your many options for breast augmentation sizes. As part of an exclusive group of surgeons who now offer the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant, Dr. Tehrani has the ability to provide you with even more options than other plastic surgeons. 

The IDEAL IMPLANT and Breast Augmentation Sizes

The IDEAL IMPLANT is the newest implant to approach the market of cosmetic surgery and is raising the bar for breast augmentation sizes. Patient satisfaction is high when it comes to this implant because it has a natural feel with a very low risk of rupture. The IDEAL IMPLANT is designed to last a lifetime. However, in the rare case that it does rupture, women can tell just by looking in the mirror – the saline filling inside is harmlessly absorbed by the body. This allows them to safely seek implant replacement without the need for an MRI or ultrasound imaging. In a recent ten-year study, the IDEAL IMPLANT proved to have the lowest risk of rupture and capsular contracture rates among breast implant options for primary augmentation. This implant provides the priceless peace of mind that women want in New York and across the country. The breast augmentation size shown in the before and after photos below, as well as those on Dr. Tehrani’s website, will show you how this implant combines the best of all breast implant features in one. 

“Dr. Kevin Tehrani is extremely professional, he takes time to listen and time to explain. A first rate professional experience. Completely satisfied with the Dr. and all the support staff. Wonderful experience with Aristocrat Plastic Surgery. Kevin Tehrani was a wonderful surgeon, and the staff was always helpful and kind. They ensured I had a smooth prep, surgery, and follow-up. I am so glad I chose this clinic and would highly recommend it to anyone.” -Ingrida B., Google Review

– Ingrida B., Google Review

Breast Augmentation With Dr. Tehrani

Most women have an idea in mind of the look they want when they come to Dr. Tehrani. It is helpful to do your research before your consultation, and have examples of preferred breast augmentation sizes ready to show to your surgeon. Once you have explained your vision, Dr. Tehrani will do a thorough physical exam, take measurements, and help you create the best cosmetic surgery plan that will benefit your body and lifestyle, while achieving your personal goals. 

“I had a great experience. Highly recommend doctor Kevin Tehrani and his staff. In February I had breast changing-implants surgery in the Manhattan office. Everything was perfect. Doctor did a great job. The results are amazing. Highly recommend this doctor for breast implant surgery.” – Sandra B., Google Review

– Sandra B., Google Review

No matter what you end up choosing, Dr. Tehrani knows how to create incredible results. Because of his training, skill, and special experience with the IDEAL IMPLANT, he knows how to give you the beautiful, natural looking breasts you desire like in the patient pictured below. This patient was dissatisfied with the look of her breasts. Dr. Tehrani performed breast augmentation surgery using IDEAL IMPLANTS. To fix the asymmetry, Dr. Tehrani adjusted the breast augmentation size accordingly. She is very happy with her natural results.

Breast Augmentation Sizes and Before and After Photos

The before and after photos above are a great example of the beautiful work that Dr. Tehrani can achieve. This patient chose the IDEAL IMPLANT and is very happy with her results. Dr. Tehrani knows how to tailor each breast augmentation to the specific needs, desires, and measurements of his patients. Women from all over the country visit with and trust Dr. Tehrani to give them the incredible breast augmentation they desire. 

“I rigorously researched Manhattan plastic surgeons when I was interested in obtaining a breast augmentation. Dr Tehrani gave me an incredibly easy to understand, informative, and calming consultation and I immediately booked a date . . . My surgery went off without a hitch and I was out and about in far less time than I ever imagined. My implants have healed amazingly and I could not be happier with the results. Highly HIGHLY recommend.” – RealSelf review

Dr. Tehrani is a plastic surgery and breast augmentation expert. He knows just the right implant to offer in order to achieve the individual look and feel that you want. With a variety of breast augmentation sizes and breast implant options to choose from, you may have questions and concerns. Dr. Tehrani will listen to and address any concerns you have and guide you in the best direction for you personally. Whichever breast implant you choose, Dr. Tehrani will deliver incredible results. Breast augmentation before and after photos like the ones above are proof. 

About Dr. Kevin Tehrani

New York plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin Tehrani is renowned for his mastery in aesthetic surgery. As he considers plastic surgery to be the ultimate expression of art in surgery, Dr. Tehrani relentlessly strives for exceptional care and results for his patients. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Tehrani is the founder and director of Aristocrat Plastic Surgery. He is Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and is a member of multiple local and national societies, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He’s been nominated and voted by his peers and colleagues to be one of the Top 10 Plastic Surgeons in New York by the No.1 visited website for the best of everything in the NY metropolitan area, Top10ofNewYork.com, as well as the America Top 10 website.

“I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Tehrani. Dr. Tehrani was always very kind, always listening to my needs. I like the fact that Dr. Tehrani is not a doctor that will do a surgery and leave you hanging. He wants to be with you every step of the way until you feel happy. I would highly recommend Dr. Tehrani to anyone thinking about getting surgery. You won’t be disappointed!”

-Realself review

Considering breast implants in New York City or Long Island, NY? Contact Dr. Tehrani today to discuss your options. Simply call 516-498-9790 or visit aristocratps.com. Dr.Tehrani’s offices are located at 33 West 56th Street in New York City, NY, and at 560 Northern Boulevard, Suite 109 in Great Neck, Long Island, NY. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants.

The Benefits and Compromises of Saline vs Silicone Implants

Making the decision to get a breast augmentation is not one that is taken lightly. Determining “how big to go” or if you need a breast augmentation in conjunction with a lift, and what type of breast implant is best for you requires research and consultations. The two fill materials for breast implants are  saline or silicone gel. Each has its benefits and compromises. A good plastic surgeon should offer all viable options for breast implants to patients. Dr. Vivian Ting of Walnut Creek, California, is a board certified plastic surgeon and an Ideal Implant Preferred Surgeon. She educates all of her patients on the many options for breast augmentations. Below you learn the different types of breast implants, saline vs silicone implants, the benefits and compromises of each, and why patients trust Dr. Ting.

Who is Dr. Ting?

Dr. Vivian Ting specializes in aesthetic surgery of the face and body. She also performs surgeries for reconstruction of the breast and skin cancer. Dr. Ting has an impressive resume spanning the course of many years starting in 1988 when she graduated magna cum laude in biology from Harvard University in Massachusetts. She continued on to receive her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1993 and was elected to the national medical honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha.

Following her internship in Pennsylvania, she completed a full general surgery residency in Rochester, New York. During her time in the residency, Dr. Ting also completed a year-long fellowship in tissue engineering. She created an impressive technique to engineer ear and nose-shaped cartilages for surgery use. Her smarts, creativity, and talent for tissue engineering has helped her become the successful plastic surgeon that she is today. She followed her passion and talents and completed a full plastic surgery residency at the Harvard Combined Plastic Surgery Residency Program in 2003. During this time, she was also Chief Resident at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Dr. Ting is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons as well as members of the following: American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the California Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Ting believes in giving back to her community. Her charitable interests include mission trips for cleft lip and palate surgery, as well as fundraising for “Evening in Pink” which provides free diagnostic screens and studies to underserved women in the local community.

Saline vs Silicone Implants

Dr. Ting takes the time during the consultation process to personally determine the look and goal of each individual seeking breast implants. Many women come into her office already knowing some information about each implant type, but Dr. Ting takes time to properly educate women on all options for breast implants. This provides women with the power to choose what is best for their body. Dr. Ting is there to guide them, but the choice is ultimately up to the patient. During the consultation process, women are given all options including unstructured saline, silicone gel, gummy bear implant, and the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant. All of these implant types are FDA approved.

  • Unstructured Saline Implants: unstructured saline implants have an outer shell that is made up of silicone and the internal solution is made of saline, a sterile salt water solution. Surgeons can insert these implants through a small incision site and fill after the implant has been placed. One of the compromises that women have noted about unstructured saline implants is that they feel less natural than silicone gel implants. Some women believe silicone gel is better at taking on the natural look and feel of natural fatty breast tissue. A benefit to saline implants is that if one ruptures, a patient is able to notice it immediately. Also, the body is easily able to absorb the sterile saline.
  • Silicone Gel Implants: Silicone gel implants made of the same kind of silicone shell as other implants, however, they are filled with silicone gel. Silicone gel is a synthetic material that mimics the feel of human fat. It can be made either thin or thick. The thicker, cohesive silicone gel is often referred to as gummy bear implants. A compromise with silicone gel implants is that if one does rupture, it requires expensive imaging such as an MRI or ultrasound scan to detect the rupture. Unlike unstructured saline, a silicone rupture is not detectable to the naked eye. Because of this, they are referred to as silent ruptures or silent leaks. When the silicone gel leaks, it can adhere to the tissue in a woman’s body, requiring surgery to clean it out. 

Recovering from Breast Augmentation Surgery

Dr. Ting says that post-operative surgeries call for plenty of rest and limited movement and lifting in order to speed up the recovery process. Women will be required to wear a surgical bra that will provide extra support for a couple of weeks following the surgery.

Why You Can Trust Dr. Ting

RealSelf shows that Dr. Ting has more than 24 reviews, all containing five five stars. She has been in practice for more than 18 years and has an excellent reputation in her community. She knows saline vs silicone implants and how each implant type can better serve your body.

Considering breast implants in Walnut Creek? Contact Dr. Vivan Ting today to discuss your options. Simply call (925)949-8587 or visit viviantingmd.com  Dr. Ting’s office is located at1776 Ygnacio Valley Road, Suite 202, Walnut Creek, CA 94598. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants.

How Dr. Kerner Uses IDEAL IMPLANT to Achieve Natural Looking Breasts

Dr. Elizabeth Kerner is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Plano, Texas, who has been in practice for 34 years and is one of the only female plastic surgeons in the area. Having been in practice for so long, she has established multi-generational relationships with her community, having cared for her patients, their children, and, sometimes, even their grandchildren. This speaks to both her skill as a surgeon and her ability to understand her patient’s concerns and provide them with the results they desire. This was reflected in her statement that “What I really love to do is operate, but the relationships have been amazing over the years.” 

We sat down with Dr. Kerner to find out more about her, her practice, and why she offers her patients the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant.

Breast Augmentation with Dr. Kerner

“At our practice we have always focused on patient education. When women come in, we hit them with a lot of information. We first discuss why they want to have a breast enlargement. We talk in detail about implant size, placement, the incisions, and everything they can expect from their surgery. I also explain the pros and cons of the different types of implants. When they come back for their second discussion, we go over risks and complications.”  

A Closer Look at Breast Implant Types 

“Most women come in convinced they’re going to choose silicone gel implants to get natural looking breasts. I still say, if you’ll just give me the grace to, let me just show you all of the implants and tell you the information about them and let you actually touch them. See what the silicone gel implant feels like inside and then I’ll tell you what my experience has been. I do a lot of implant removal. I do a lot of complex revisionary surgery and I’ve seen the worst silicone gel ruptures. I’ve had people with silicone gel oozing out of their skin from ruptures.

“Some of the older silicone gel implants can create a mess. They all rupture and women come in constantly saying, ‘I know my implants are ruptured, but the radiologist told me not to worry about it.’ I tell them that’s not the case. I think silent rupture with the old ones is a huge deal. I don’t think they’re benign. I think ruptures are not healthy and need to be taken care of.

“One of the real benefits of IDEAL IMPLANT is that if it ruptures, you have an early warning device. You can see it from outside the breast and it’s easy to tell if there’s a rupture, and taking the old one out and replacing it with a new one is just not a big deal. And to my mind, I don’t know why anyone would choose a silicone gel implant, quite frankly, just because of silent rupture and the fact that IDEAL IMPLANTS are safe.”

Why More Patients are Choosing IDEAL IMPLANT

“In terms of a natural look and feel, I think it equates with silicone gel implants. An IDEAL IMPLANT feels like a soft touch implant and gives patients natural looking breasts. I think the cohesive implants are noticeably firmer. IDEAL IMPLANTS are a wonderful option for patients, because it’s just a good choice to not have to put silicone gel in your body.

“Most patients want the peace of mind the IDEAL IMPLANT offers. They do their risk benefit analysis and they look at safety. The warranty of course is fabulous, and no other breast implant has one like it. Not only are the IDEAL IMPLANTS going to feel and look natural, you also get the peace of mind of knowing that you have a saline-filled implant. You don’t ever have to worry about silent rupture.

“Sometimes younger patients who want natural looking breasts tend to lean more towards the IDEAL IMPLANT because of the financial outlay. If you choose silicone gel implants and you wait to take them out until they’ve ruptured, it’s a bigger operation and it’s going to cost more money. Financial considerations play a role and I think the choice to use IDEAL IMPLANT is just practical. I think it just adds up as a better implant.”

Why Patients Choose Dr. Kerner

“I have a small practice with a great staff. My office manager has been with me for 30 years. I have two nurses who are both very good. Our front office person helps us stay efficient. We answer our phone, which I think sets us apart. You always get a human, unless we’re on the phone, and we try to call back within an hour, or certainly that same day.

“My goal at the office is that nobody spends more than five minutes in the waiting room because their time is important. Being a woman, I share the same perspective as my female patients. I think women feel less vulnerable with another woman. I never talk anyone into anything. If you come in wanting natural looking breasts and you’re undecided, I’m going to let you go away until you’re decided.

“We work really hard in our office to make patients feel like this is a trusted place, a compassionate place. We provide a warm, family atmosphere. I have patients that still come back to see me since I started in 1987.” 

Final Thoughts on IDEAL IMPLANT

“I am very glad that I’ve been offering IDEAL IMPLANT ever since it was first available. I think it is a big advantage to women to have this non-silicone gel option because of its safety and the fact that it has a natural feel. It has been a very valuable addition in my practice armamentarium and I know that my patients have been very satisfied with their choice of IDEAL IMPLANT.”

Choose IDEAL IMPLANT for Natural Looking Breasts

Considering breast implants in Dallas? Contact Dr. Elizabeth Kerner today to discuss your options. Simply call 972-981-7144 or visit drkerner.com. Dr. Kerner’s office is located at 6130 West Parker Road, Suite 110, Plano, TX, 75093. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants. 

Types of Breast Implant Shapes Offered by Dr. James Kurley

Breast implants come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and even textures. While many women have heard of silicone gel or unstructured saline implants, a new type of breast implant is now available—IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants. IDEAL IMPLANTS have a unique design with an internal structure that utilizes the latest in breast implant technology. This type of breast implant shape is unlike any other kind of implant on the market, and is only offered to an exclusive group of board-certified plastic surgeons. Dr. James Kurley of Advanced Aesthetics Surgery & Laser Center is an Ideal Implant Preferred Surgeon and feels offering to his patients this advanced breast implant option is an important part of his practice.

An Experienced Plastic Surgeon

With more than 25 years of experience, Dr. Kurley specializes in breast augmentation surgery. He strives to remain up-to-date on advancements in the plastic surgery industry to be able to provide the best care to his patients. As outlined on his website:

“Dr. Kurley is dedicated to continually seeking advanced technical skills while resisting unproven fads—all for the ultimate benefit of his patients. Combining years of expertise and advanced knowledge with an architect’s eye for detail, Dr. Kurley has the aesthetic sensibility to create the most natural results possible. Dr. Kurley’s approach and philosophy towards plastic surgery has as its core foundation you. Dr. Kurley believes in taking a holistic view of the patient—acknowledging and respecting personality, history, desires, as well as the individual’s physicality. Dr. Kurley is honored by the trust given to him from his patients and believes that by listening and understanding, as well as working with his patients as a team is an integral component to his many successful outcomes and satisfied, loyal patients.”

Why Learn About All Types of Breast Implant Shapes?

Dr. Kurley understands that receiving breast implants is a life-changing decision and that is why he finds patient education a crucial part of the breast augmentation consultation process. He helps his patients learn about the different types of breast implant shapes to ensure they feel confident and secure in their final selection. Every kind of breast implant creates a different look and feel that drastically impacts overall results. Dr. Kurley explains:

“The decision to have cosmetic enhancements is a very personal and important choice. You will ultimately base your decision solely on your own set of established priorities and goals. As an individual, your needs are specific and particular to your situation. Understanding this, we at Advanced Aesthetics Surgery & Laser Center in Champaign, IL customize our consultations to your desired need.”

Included in Your Consultation

As part of your consultation, Dr. Kurley creates a personalized treatment plan designed to meet your individual needs. To help you visualize what you will look like after breast augmentation surgery, he provides computerized digital imaging:

“With a simple scan we can show you at the time of your consultation how your potential results may look on your body. You will then be given a secure access link so that you can see them again at home, or share with your significant other if they were unable to accompany you to your consultation.”

Get Your Questions Answered!

Dr. Kurley encourages his patients to ask questions. He realizes undergoing surgery can be stressful and overwhelming. If you have concerns about the various types of breast implant shapes, he spends time to address those and help you determine the best match for your body. He says:

Well-Known throughout Illinois

Patients travel from all over Illinois to work with Dr. Kurley. He comes highly-recommended for his expansive knowledge, kind personality, and meticulous surgical skills. Patient reviews say:

“I’m so glad I went through with having an augmentation. I was very nervous about the whole thing but Dr. Kurley and his team were so helpful. Dr. Kurley helped me make all the proper decisions (there are so many options, it’s a bit overwhelming) to get the outcome I wanted. I’ve waited over 3 months to write a review so I would know that everything is settled and all residual swelling is gone, and again I’ll say I’m so glad I went through with it and trusted Dr. Kurley and his staff.” – RealSelf review by musjeota

“I cannot say enough about how great Advanced Aesthetics is. I am so happy that I decided to trust Dr. Kurley as my surgeon. He really takes the time to explain not only everything that he will be doing, but why he will be doing it. The rest of the staff are great too. From the receptionists, to the nurse, to the anesthesiologist; everyone is friendly and helpful and makes sure that you are comfortable … As for my breasts, I couldn’t be happier. Dr. Kurley measures you and recommends what size implants will give you nice, natural results … If I had it all to do over again, I definitely would. I sincerely don’t have a single negative thing to say about any part of my experience, except I should have done it sooner!” – RealSelf review by SuzyQZ

“I would recommend Dr. Kurley to anyone … Upon scheduling my consultation, the staff were very courteous and helpful. Everything was explained in detail at my appointment, and I really felt I was making an informed decision when I decided to schedule my surgery. The office worked with my schedule for my procedure and were very knowledgeable, informative, and professional throughout the whole process. I am a surgical nurse myself, and I found everything to be especially exceptional! I was able to return to work doing normal activities within three days! Thank you to everyone at Advanced Aesthetics! – RealSelf review by kahenderson12

Meet Dr. Kurley!

Book a consultation and see what Dr. Kurley can do for you! Learn more about the type of breast implant shape that will help you reach your goals!

Considering breast implants in Champaign, IL? Contact Dr. James Kurley today to discuss your options. Simply call 217-356-3850 or visit jkurleymd.com. Dr. Kurley’s office is located at 2111 West Park Court, Champaign, IL, 61821. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants.

Achieve Natural Feeling Breast Implants with Dr. Sylora

Undergoing plastic surgery is a big decision and feeling confident in how your results will look and feel is a crucial precursor to moving forward. Women want to be able to completely trust their board-certified surgeon to offer as many options as possible and help them make the best decision for their individual body. Looking at what a surgeon has done in the past can give you the reassurance that you’re looking for as well as help you get to know their style. You can also get to know them better through articles (like this one) that go into more depth about what a particular surgeon offers and their practice. Continue reading to meet Dr. Sylora and learn what she offers her patients, including natural feeling breast implants like the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant. 

About Dr. Roxanne Sylora

Before joining the Institute of Aesthetic Surgery, Dr. Roxanne Sylora spent several years in Chicago performing all types of breast and body work, including breast augmentation, breast lifts, breast reconstruction, body contouring, and more. She is known for her expertise in all of these areas and comes highly recommended by her past patients. Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, she has also been recognized as a Top Plastic Surgeon by Consumers Checkbook and by one of America’s Top Plastic Surgeons by Consumers Research Council of America.

“Our self-image is such a vital part of how we interact with the world. How you feel about yourself is reflected in every interaction you have. I have seen many people bloom after being able to address the issues which were undermining their confidence. We all have something we wish we could improve about ourselves. It’s extremely rewarding to be able to improve someone’s daily life by helping them enhance and maximize what they have” -Dr. Sylora.

Dr. Sylora believes that even the smallest physical enhancement can have a big impact on the way someone feels about their appearance. “Little changes can dramatically change a person’s outlook on life,” says Dr. Sylora. “Plastic surgery is most successful when a person chooses it for the right reason: to make oneself happy, not someone else.” 

Dr. Sylora encourages her patients to make choices about their medical care and appearance In a supportive, nurturing and non-judgmental environment. This idea has always been warmly embraced by patients in the past, as they feel completely comfortable bringing up questions and concerns during consultations. 

Natural Feeling Breast Implant Options

Dr. Sylora offers her patients a wide variety of breast augmentation procedures as well as different types of implants, including unstructured saline, silicone gel, and the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant. Breast implants come in a variety of textures, shapes, and sizes as well as different methods of implant placement to help you achieve the dream that you have in mind. Together, you and Dr. Sylora will discuss and determine the best implant placement, type and size based on your specific body, lifestyle, and vision. 

During a typical consultation, Dr. Sylora will allow you to handle and feel the differences between the implants and decide which is the most natural feeling breast implant to you. She will explain the benefits and drawbacks of each implant type in detail. She will also take the time to answer all of your questions and make sure that you understand completely what the procedure will entail and how your results will look and feel. 

Benefits of the IDEAL IMPLANT

The IDEAL IMPLANT is a structured breast implant filled with a saline solution. Dr. Sylora and her patients love this implant because it is a natural feeling breast implant that also offers lasting peace of mind. One of the safety benefits of this implant is that it has a lower risk of rupture and capsular contracture than other implants on the market. In the small chance that it does rupture, the saline inside the IDEAL IMPLANT is harmlessly absorbed by the body, allowing patients to notice a difference just by looking in the mirror but without worrying about potential side effects. 

In fact, a recent study showed that the IDEAL IMPLANT outperforms silicone gel implants for primary augmentation at ten years. The study showed that the risk of implant rupture or deflation with IDEAL IMPLANT was only 3.7% after primary breast augmentation in comparison to silicone gel implants with rates that range from 8.7% to 24.2%, based on MRI scans. In addition, the IDEAL IMPLANT allows women to instantly detect deflation just by looking in the mirror, while, for silicone gel breast implants, the FDA recommends regular MRI or ultrasound scans to detect rupture.

The IDEAL IMPLANT is offered exclusively through board-certified plastic surgeons committed to addressing women’s concerns, educating them on all of their breast augmentation options, and staying up to date on implant technologies. Dr. Sylora has been selected as an Ideal Implant Preferred Surgeon, which means she has more experience studying, working with, and implementing this implant than other surgeons. It also means that she can offer her patients this cutting edge technology with all of its benefits while other surgeons may not have access to it yet. 

Contact Dr. Sylora

Considering a breast augmentation in Orlando, FL? Contact Dr. Sylora today to discuss your options. Simply call 407-409-8000 or visit instituteofaestheticsurgery.com. Dr. Sylora’s office is located at 400 Celebration Place, Suite A320, Celebration, FL 34747. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants.

Why Dr. Ralph Aquadro Should Be Your Top Choice for Breast Implants in Auburn

Womens’ breasts change over time, whether due to weight loss or weight gain, having children, breast feeding, age, or breast cancer. What once were firm, perky breasts, are now sagging and flat. At East Alabama Plastic Surgery, Dr. Ralph Aquadro is available to help women feel confident about their bodies once again, or perhaps for the first time ever. Breast implants come in a variety of brands, types, shapes, and sizes, all in an effort to enhance the natural look and feel of breasts. Many women are candidates for breast surgery including those who are wanting symmetry or have nipples facing downward. Below you will discover more about the realistic goals and expectations that women can accomplish through breast surgery and gummy implants.

Choosing the Right Type of Implant for Your Body

Attending a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon can provide women with valuable information. During a consultation, Dr. Aquadro sets aside an extensive amount of time to ensure that patients are well informed about any procedure they choose to get. Women are able to express their concerns and inform Dr. Aquadro about their goals and expectations. Each type of implant and each surgical technique is tailored to the individual patients depending on their natural breast size, previous scars, implants or degree of skin excess. The different types of breast implants include silicone gel, unstructured saline, the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant, and gummy implants.

Many women choose silicone gel implants because they are traditionally known for having the most natural look and feel. However, the concern of silent rupture is a characteristic that often holds patients back. A silent rupture is when a silicone gel implant ruptures, but because of the cohesive nature of the silicone gel, the rupture is not apparent without expensive MRI or ultrasound imaging. This means a woman may have silicone gel in her body tissues outside of the implant and not know it.

Unstructured saline implants are filled only with a salt water solution. While the look and feel of these implants is less natural than silicone gel, unstructured saline implants provide women with peace of mind in the event of a rupture. If a rupture occurs with saline inside, it can be detected by simply looking in the mirror, as the saline is safely absorbed into the body. No expensive imaging is needed. A disadvantage of unstructured saline implants is that they can ripple and fold, sometimes becoming visible through the skin.

IDEAL IMPLANTS are a structured breast implant filled with only saline. However, the structure of the implant itself, with multiple chambers that hold the saline, prevens it from rippling or folding, and provides a more natural look and feel. In fact, many board-certified plastic surgeons report that they cannot tell a difference in the feel between a silicone gel implant and the IDEAL IMPLANT after surgery is completed. Gummy implants are made of a thick cohesive gel. These are tear-dropped in shape.

Incision Options for Breast Implants

During the consultation process, Dr. Aquadro will inform the patient as to which incision option is best for them. There are four breast incision locations that are used to place implants. Each incision point has an advantage and disadvantage.

Breast Lifts versus Breast Augmentations

A breast lift is different from a breast augmentation. Breast augmentations enhance the volume or size of the breast. A breast lift improves the position and shape of the breasts. This provides patients with a more youthful look. Patients who want a breast lift do not necessarily need a breast augmentation. And patients who want an augmentation do not always need a lift. Dr. Aquadro can educate women on what they need to achieve their desired look during the consultation process. A breast lift without implants uses the natural tissue and make up of the breasts. The breasts are then lifted and shifted into a permanent position.

Recovering from Breast Augmentation Surgery

Breast augmentation surgery is an outpatient procedure, meaning patients are able to return home the same day as the surgery. Dr. Aquadro provides patients with information on follow-up care specific to their gummy implants, unstructured saline, IDEAL IMPLANT, or silicone gel implants. These instructions include when they can resume physical exercise, lifting objects, returning to work, and what precautions to look for. Most women are able to get simple things done around the house or are able to go back to work within a couple of days. Women should wear a supportive bra, one that firmly supports their breasts, and should avoid high implant activities for a minimum of four weeks. Swelling of the breasts is normal for a couple of days or weeks.

Why You Can Trust Dr. Aquadro

Dr. Aquadro has been a board-certified plastic surgeon and in practice for nine years. His reviews on RealSelf speak for themself. He has more than 65 reviews and five star ratings from all patients.   

Considering breast implants in Auburn? Contact Dr. Ralph Aquadro today to discuss your options. Simply call (334) 321-4989 or visit eaplasticsurgery.com. Dr. Aquadro’s office is located at 1935 East Glenn Avenue, Suite 102, Auburn, AL. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants. 

Structured Implants, Silicone Implants, Size Charts, and More From Sound Plastic Surgery

IMPORTANT NOTE: Below you may find untouched before and after photos of patients who have granted permission to their surgeon to show them anonymously. While we protect the identities of our patients, please be advised that by their nature, these photos contain sensitive content.

If you are considering a breast augmentation you are in good company. Breast augmentation is not only one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the Seattle area, it is the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in the United States according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Almost 300,000 women every year decide to undergo a breast augmentation as a way to feel more confident in their bodies. It is important to remember that breast augmentation is a surgery and you need an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon performing it in order to get the results you want. Before you start thinking about details like structured versus silicone implants, size charts, or implant placement you need to find a plastic surgeon you trust. 

Sound Plastic Surgery: Premier Seattle Cosmetic Surgery

Breast augmentation, like most cosmetic procedures, is all about shedding anxieties you have about your body and boosting your self-esteem. In order to get the results you want you need a surgeon who listens to your goals and has the experience and skill to help you reach them. At Sound Plastic Surgery you will find two board-certified plastic surgeons who are dedicated to that end. Dr. Joshua Cooper and Dr. Scott Sattler make up the team of plastic surgeons at Sound Plastic Surgery. Both Dr. Cooper and Dr. Sattler are board-certified in plastic surgery and have the combined experience of several thousand plastic surgeries. 

In addition to being board-certified Dr. Cooper and Dr. Sattler are Fellows of the American College of Surgeons and members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Their skills are also recognized by the Seattle community, who has voted them Top Doctors for many years. Patients love that their clinic is conveniently located in North East Seattle, and the surgeons have local hospital admitting and surgical privileges.

Structured Implants, Silicone Implants, Size Charts, And More

If you’re just getting started on your breast augmentation journey, you might not be aware of all the choices you have to make before surgery. In 2021 there are more choices than ever when it comes to things like breast implant type, incision placement, and implant size. This is great news for women. No two women are the same, and every breast augmentation should be catered to the patient’s specific needs. With more options every woman can get the results she wants without having to compromise. 

However, without an experienced plastic surgeon guiding you these choices can feel overwhelming. Fortunately, Dr. Cooper and Dr. Sattler are not only highly skilled surgeons, they are dedicated to providing safe and effective options, and educating each patient on the best choice for her lifestyle. Because of this commitment Sound Plastic Surgery is one of the exclusive clinics offering the latest breast implant technology, the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant. At your breast augmentation consultation your surgeon will review details such as the differences between a structured implant and silicone implant, size charts and what they mean, and how implant placement will affect you. 

Breast Implant Before and After Photos

There are several reasons it is important to look at breast implant before and after photos before you visit your surgeon for the first time. First, you need to know how skilled your surgeon is. Before and after photos will show you what you can expect from your surgeon including how natural the results will look. Below is the before and after picture of a 32-year-old breast augmentation patient of Dr. Sattler. She received the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant filled to 620 cc and placed via an infra-mammary incision in the dual-plane position.

As you can see from this patient’s before and after photos, Dr. Sattler’s surgical skill combined with the implant type and placement provide a natural looking result. 

Second, as you look through examples of women before and after their surgeries, you will notice that two women with similar implant and surgery details have very different looking results. Differences in body shape and existing breast tissue affect your overall results. This is one reason why a silicone implant size chart can be misleading. During your first breast augmentation consultation your surgeon will ask about your desired results, and you are encouraged to bring in pictures. If possible, find pictures of women with a similar body type to you. Your surgeon will discuss how you can achieve your aesthetic goals, and help you make the best choices for your body. You will also be able to “try on” different implants to see how they will fit to your unique frame. 

Reaching Your Aesthetic Goals at Sound Plastic Surgery

Part of Dr. Cooper and Dr. Sattler’s philosophy of patient care is making sure their patients have access to the best treatments options available. For women seeking breast augmentation Dr. Cooper and Dr. Sattler are proud to be among the top Seattle clinics offering the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant. The IDEAL IMPLANT offers the best of what unstructured saline and silicone gel implants have by combining the peace of mind of only saline inside with a natural looking result. IDEAL IMPLANT also offers low rates of rupture and capsular contracture, giving women even more reason to love them. To learn more about this innovative new implant visit the IDEAL IMPLANT website. To discuss breast augmentation options offered at Sound Plastic Surgery, including IDEAL IMPLANT and silicone implants, size charts, implant placement, and more, schedule an appointment with Dr. Cooper or Dr. Sattler. 

If you’re looking for other plastic surgery procedures, such as an oxygen facial with a medical esthetician or a combination surgery like a Mommy Makeover, the staff at Sound Plastic Surgery is ready to help you with their extensive knowledge and dedication to patient care. As one recent patient explained in her Real Self review,

“I’ve been wanting my breast augmentation since I finished breastfeeding the last of my five kids. I searched for a long time before I decided on Sound Plastic Surgery and I am beyond delighted and overjoyed with my results. From my initial consultation to my aftercare and follow ups, I was cared for, listened to, and all my questions were answered thoroughly and thoughtfully. The surgery was a breeze, the recovery was fast, and my results are AMAZING. I couldn’t be happier with the entire experience and I highly recommend Dr. Sattler. He is respectful and kind, made me feel very comfortable and informed throughout the whole process. The patient care team is absolutely wonderful, Erin and Ana always responded quickly to my emails and phone calls, and friendly every time I went in for an appointment. I have never felt more at ease in any doctors office. I will without a doubt go back to Dr. Sattler for any future plastic surgery needs. A+ for Dr. Sattler and Sound Plastic Surgery!”

To learn more about the IDEAL IMPLANT, silicone implants, size charts, and more visit Sound Plastic Surgery today.

Considering breast implants in Seattle? Contact Dr. Joshua Cooper and Dr. Scott Sattler today to discuss your options. Simply call 206-729-2248 or visit soundplasticsurgery.com. The Sound Plastic Surgery office is located at 4915 25th Avenue NE #103A, Seattle, WA 98105. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants.

How Much are Breast Implants? Learn More About Breast Revision

If you’re researching breast augmentation, chances are you’ve probably Googled, “How much are breast implants?” and become frustrated with the lack of straightforward answers. You’ve probably found that typically, the surgery ranges from $5,000 to $10,000, though it can be more or less depending on a variety of factors. But when you decide to get a breast augmentation, you should look at the long-term effects as well as the short-term monetary ones. 

An important element to consider is the possibility of breast implant revision surgery down the line. A revision surgery is not always about being dissatisfied with your results. Women can seek out a revision breast surgery for many reasons, including: wanting to change the size of their breasts, experiencing pain from capsular contracture, worrying about rupture, an implant migrating to a different area of the breast, or wanting to change the type of implant that was originally placed.

In Seattle, WA, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Baxter’s years of experience with breast surgery make him the right expert to answer your questions about breast revision. Dr. Baxter is an Ideal Implant Preferred Surgeon due to his extensive expertise working with IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants. With zero risk of silent rupture, women can finally get beauty without compromise using this new implant technology. Dr. Baxter recently talked with us about finding the right implants for your body, different techniques used in breast augmentation, and breast revision surgery.

How do you help women determine the correct size for their breast implants?

“Well, when we’re talking to a patient about size, we do try to walk away from the idea of cup size, even though that’s sort of the only language we have to talk about breast volume. It’s not very accurate because it’s determined by the width of the chest and dimensions that really are completely unrelated to volume. So we start with a set of measurements, especially the base diameter of the breast. And then we’ll look at catalogs of moderate profile implants, and that’s usually a good place to start. Some women want something that’s very subtle, some want something that’s more obvious and they’re very explicit about that.”

How do you guide women through the augmentation process?

“I talk to women about what their options are. Often I don’t think patients come in well informed about the process for choosing the implant size and the dimensions. I go over the types of implants available: silicone gel-filled, unstructured saline, and the new structured IDEAL IMPLANT, the pros and cons of each type of implant, and I talk to them about an accurate size for their body type.”

Should implants be placed under or over the pectoral muscle?

“There are several compelling reasons to place the implants under the pectoral muscle, which is behind the breast tissue: lower risk of capsular contracture, more thorough and easier mammograms, a more natural look for many patients, less visible rippling of the implants, and less sagging of the breast over time. The downside is a high percentage of distortion of the breast with muscle flexion, called animation deformity. Using the traditional technique for submuscular placement (dual plane), this occurs in more than three out of four cases. In order to achieve the benefits of going under the muscle without the common problems, I developed the split-muscle technique.”

What is the split-muscle technique?

“With the split-muscle technique, I use the pectoral muscle to cover just the upper portion of the implant, where it is most important. The difference between this and the dual-plane method is that the split muscle technique preserves the normal attachments and function of the muscle by leaving the lower portion behind the implant. 

“A lot of other surgeons use the traditional dual-plane method, where you release the attachment of the pectoral muscle in order to open up the space for the implant better, but then this free edge of the muscle adheres to the capsule that forms around the implant. And then when the muscle contracts, it distorts the breast, causing animation deformity and often ‘double bubble.’”

Revision breast surgery is a large part of what you do at your practice. What are some reasons that women need revision breast surgery?

“When a woman comes in for revision breast surgery we want to know the exact details of her first operation and what brought her in. Sometimes patients have animation deformity, other times it’s capsular contracture, and often they just want to make a size change. 

“With animation deformity, (which I just talked about) one approach I take to fixing this issue is to reattach the muscle, and put the implant in front of the muscle. I’ll also use the split-muscle technique so that function is restored to the patient and the animation deformity is eliminated.

“Another common issue with women who’ve had implants for many years is that the breasts have changed. Either they’ve developed some sagging from the passage of time or from having children and breastfeeding. Sometimes doing a breast lift is not enough to fix the problem. In some cases I’ll put in what’s called an ‘internal bra’ to help lift the sagging breasts. The material I use for the internal bra is called Galaflex mesh. It has an excellent safety record and provides support very similar to an external bra, just on the inside.

“We’re also seeing patients come in who want their silicone gel textured implants removed and replaced with smooth implants, such as the IDEAL IMPLANT. Often women are concerned about silent rupture and they feel better going with a saline-filled implant that can give them peace of mind. If that’s the case, we’ll remove the silicone gel-filled implant and replace it with the implant of their choice. If it’s a size change issue, that can be kind of tricky to figure out, but we’ll discuss why they’re dissatisfied with their current size and their options for replacement.” 

Why did you choose to become a plastic surgeon?

“What I love about plastic surgery is that it just has so many opportunities for creative problem solving where people are looking for a new solution. And I love doing that. I love being part of that solution. In some of the revision cases I’ve seen, a patient has traveled across the country because they’ve consulted so many doctors and they just haven’t heard the answer that they want. It’s very gratifying to solve a problem for a patient that they were previously told was unsolvable.”

How much are breast implants? Considering breast implants in Seattle, WA? Contact Dr. Baxter today to discuss your options. Simply call (425) 776-0880 or visit drbaxter.com. Dr. Baxter’s office is located at 6100 219th Street SW, Suite 290, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants.