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.

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 Does Breast Augmentation Cost?

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.

Have you ever wondered, “how much does breast augmentation cost?” Many women want to have a breast augmentation, but they hesitate because they don’t know the amount they will be expected to pay. When it comes to cosmetic surgery, it’s important to consider all the factors of your decision, not just the financial ones. Every patient deserves a plastic surgeon who combines years of experience to deliver exceptional results. After 30 years in practice, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ronald Schuster is known as talented, compassionate, and accomplished. At his private practice in Baltimore, Maryland, Dr. Schuster specializes in cosmetic surgery for the face, breast, and body. 

Dr. Schuster keeps up with the latest advancements in the plastic surgery industry to help his patients achieve their personal goals. Dr. Schuster has performed hundreds of breast augmentations and is an Ideal Implant Preferred Surgeon due to his extensive expertise working with IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants, a new breast implant technology for women.

How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost?

On RealSelf.com, the average cost of a breast augmentation is listed as $6,525. That figure can fluctuate based on several different factors. Your total price tag may be more or less depending on:

  • Your selected surgeon’s level of expertise
  • How involved or complex your procedure is
  • The implants you select
  • The city in which your surgeon practices
  • The type of anesthesia used and who administers it
  • Cost of recovery garments (sometimes lumped in with the surgical cost, sometimes not)
  • The time of year you choose to get your breast augmentation

Because cosmetic surgery is an elective procedure, it is not covered by health insurance plans. Dr. Schuster and his staff have a variety of financing options that will allow you to work out a payment plan that you’re comfortable with. You should ask questions like, “Does the overall cost cover pre-and post-op visits? Will the cost include any pain management?” to make sure you’re not surprised by anything.

During your personal consultation, Dr. Schuster will discuss all of the ins and outs of breast augmentation, including what goes on during the surgery and what you can expect to pay. He will also look at your unique anatomy—the width of your natural breasts, how soft your skin is, the amount of fat present, and any asymmetries and any other chest wall irregularities to determine what size and type of implant will help you meet your physical goals.

The IDEAL IMPLANT: A New Choice for Your Breast Augmentation

When contemplating, “how much does breast augmentation cost?” you’ll also need to look at the different implant types available on the market today: unstructured saline, silicone gel, and the new IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants. While the IDEAL IMPLANT may have a slightly higher initial cost than some other implants, you also need to think about the longer-term implications of your investment. 

Right now, if you choose silicone gel breast implants, the FDA recommends you obtain an MRI or ultrasound scan every two to three years to check for ruptures because a rupture in a silicone gel implant cannot be detected by looking at the breast, so it is called a “silent rupture.” “The average cost of an MRI in the U.S. is $2,000.” If you’re paying around $6,500 for your surgery, then $2,000 every 2-3 years after that, you’re spending a lot more in the future than you may want to. 

The IDEAL IMPLANT looks and feels similar to a silicone gel implant, but you can detect a rupture just by a quick glance in the mirror. Dr. Schuster says, “With the new IDEAL IMPLANT, it behaves like a silicone gel implant, but when it does wear out the woman knows about it right away, so it gives her peace of mind. She knows what’s happening with the implant. She doesn’t have to worry about getting an MRI to find out about it.”

The IDEAL IMPLANT also has a lower rate of both rupture and capsular contracture when compared to silicone gel-filled implants, so you’re less likely to experience these issues in the first place. And, with only saline inside, a woman can have the peace of mind that comes with knowing the saline can be safely absorbed into her body tissues.

Breast Augmentation Before and After Photos

In these photos you’ll see a 33-year-old mother of two who disliked the sagging, uneven appearance of her breasts. She chose the IDEAL IMPLANT for her breast augmentation filled to 345 cc on the right, and 270 cc on the left. She was able to increase her cup size from a 34C to greater than a D cup.

These photos were taken nine months after breast augmentation, and the IDEAL IMPLANT allowed this patient to achieve the rounder, fuller look she was hoping for.

About Dr. Schuster

Dr. Schuster attended Emory University for his undergraduate, and then went on to obtain his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. After medical school, Dr. Schuster completed a five-year general surgery residency at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. Upon completion of his five-year residency, he went on to finish a three-year residency and fellowship program in plastic surgery at Washington University’s Barnes Hospital. During his time there, Dr. Schuster developed professional ties with several world-renowned leaders in the field of cosmetic surgery. His work with these figures has afforded him the ability to select and incorporate the most effective treatments in his practice. He serves as Chief of the Plastic Surgery Division at Northwest Hospital Center in Baltimore County, Maryland in addition to his practice. 

Dr. Schuster is an active member of several distinguished cosmetic surgery organizations including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Dr. Schuster continues to share the extensive knowledge of surgical techniques he’s developed as a cosmetic surgeon by teaching at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He has been repeatedly recognized as a Top Doctor by Baltimore Magazine and has been inducted into the RealSelf Hall of Fame.

Choose Dr. Schuster for Your Cosmetic Surgery

With all the facts in hand, you can stop stressing “how much does breast augmentation cost” and book your consultation with Dr. Schuster today! Dr. Schuster is proud to offer the IDEAL IMPLANT to his patients for increased options and peace of mind. His office is one of the exclusive practices available to offer this latest breast implant technology. 

“I visited a couple surgeons for breast augmentation and felt comfortable with Dr. Schuster right away. . . . I was a 32A pre-surgery and decided to go with the IDEAL IMPLANT at 360 cc. I could not be happier with the results! My boobs look completely natural and still soft. I have not lost any sensation anywhere and the side effects were minimal compared to the result. The scar has faded a lot and it’s very hard to see. All my friends think my boobs look great now and a couple of them even said they want it done also. If you are looking for a great surgeon for breast augmentation, I’d highly suggest Dr. Schuster . . . I think that was the best decision I made all year.” –Realself Review from jane.elizabeth.chin

Considering breast implants in Baltimore, MD? Contact Dr. Schuster today to discuss your options. Simply call 717-798-2880 or visit cosmeticsurgerybaltimore.com. Dr. Schuster’s office is located at 10807 Falls Road #101, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants.

How Much Do Denver Breast Implants Cost? B&A with the IDEAL IMPLANT®

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.

For your breast augmentation, you deserve a board-certified plastic surgeon who is straightforward and honest. At The Zwiebel Center for Plastic Surgery and Skin Care, Dr. Paul Zwiebel promises to guide you throughout your process with honesty and sincerity. If he believes a procedure is not right for you or it cannot realistically meet your goals, he will tell you. 

“You need a surgeon who really understands what you want and how to help you meet your goals. You should be able to go into surgery not worrying that the doctor may do what they want to do rather than what you really want to have happen.” 

Dr. Paul Zwiebel

When it comes to breast augmentation, it can be difficult to figure out exactly how much Denver breast implants cost, because every surgery is unique for each individual. When you meet with Dr. Zwiebel for your breast augmentation consultation, he can outline costs, answer your questions, and discuss other factors that should go into this important decision. Dr. Zwiebel is one of an exclusive group of doctors that offers his patients the new IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants

What is the IDEAL IMPLANT?

After undergoing ten years of development, testing, and refinement, the IDEAL IMPLANT was approved by both FDA and Health Canada in 2014. The IDEAL IMPLANT combines the look and feel of silicone gel implants with the safety of only saline inside. The IDEAL IMPLANT is a third option for breast augmentation that results in greater peace of mind for women.

The IDEAL IMPLANT is made up of a series of implant shells nested together, which controls the movement of the saline in a smooth, natural way. This structured design gives women the shape they want without the “water balloon” look and feel.  Folding and wrinkling are thought to be the main cause of implant rupture and deflation, and the IDEAL IMPLANT’s design reduces both of these common concerns. The edges are low for natural contouring to the chest wall.

Why Not Choose Silicone Gel Implants?

When you look at your different options for breast augmentation, you may be inclined to choose silicone gel implants as they have been available for a much longer time period. However, just because they’ve been around longer doesn’t mean they’re safer. Silicone gel implants are prone to “silent rupture”. This is where a leak or break occurs in the implant, but you don’t know it’s there. The only way to detect a silent rupture is with an MRI. Not every patient can afford to have these costly screenings every two years like the FDA recommends, so many patients ignore the warnings and don’t get their implants checked regularly. 

When a silent rupture goes undetected for a lengthy period of time, other complications can start to show up. As the sticky silicone gel leaks out of the implant, it can come into contact with surrounding body tissue, leading to capsular contracture. 

It’s not just about how much breast implants cost in Denver, it’s also about how you feel having the implant you chose inside your body for a long time. Women who choose the IDEAL IMPLANT have zero risk of silent rupture with these Denver breast implants. Costs like expensive MRIs are not necessary, because a woman can always know her IDEAL IMPLANTS are intact by just looking in the mirror. 

If an IDEAL IMPLANT ruptures, it will deflate only slightly due to its dual-chamber design. There is no need to worry about the fluid that leaks out, because the IDEAL IMPLANT is filled with sterile saline, which is absorbed harmlessly by the body. 

Selecting the Right Size Affects How Much Breast Implants Cost in Denver

Some women who have breast augmentation surgery do not feel like their plastic surgeon listens to their goals and expectations, but go ahead with surgery anyway. Then they end up  with breasts that are not the size they wanted and find themselves completely dissatisfied. This can lead to subsequent surgeries, increasing the initial cost of the procedure. At The Zwiebel Center for Plastic Surgery and Skin Care, Dr. Zwiebel wants each and every patient to make sure they know what they want so a repeat surgery is not necessary. 

“I have my patients try on implants so that we can get a sense of what look they want, and then we build on that. During the examination, I take specific measurements of each person to make sure that we’re selecting an implant that will fit anatomically. Then, from there, we’ll go on to some of the aesthetic considerations. We discuss how much volume it’s going to take to create the appearance that an individual woman is looking for and if that’s achievable or not.”

Dr. Paul Zwiebel

At Dr. Zwiebel’s office, patients can see how their potential breasts will look with the VECTRA XT 3D Imaging Solution. This machine takes images of your breasts to simulate the possibilities of your aesthetic procedure. Patients can also “sign out” the specific implant size they like and wear them at home with different items from their wardrobe.

“I even suggest bra shopping with the implants on to see if they fill out the bras in the way that they want to fill them out. We don’t want any surprises post-op that the implants are a little bit too big or a little too small for the bras that they would like to wear.”

Dr. Paul Zwiebel

Before and After Denver Breast Implants: Cost and Benefit Comparison

In these photos, you’ll see before and after pictures of an 18-year-old woman who chose the IDEAL IMPLANT for her breast augmentation. This woman is 5’3” tall and 108 lbs. Her implants were filled to 240 cc. She was able to achieve a fuller, rounder profile with IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants.

Another benefit to the IDEAL IMPLANT? It comes with lower risks of both rupture and capsular contracture when compared to silicone gel implants, at 8 years for primary augmentation. Click on this chart to see how the implants compare side-by-side in FDA clinical trials.

Dr. Zwiebel says, “For the patients who have chosen IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants for their breast augmentation, the satisfaction has been unanimous. Women love the appearance and the feel of the IDEAL IMPLANT, as well as the peace of mind that it carries fewer risks and complications than most alternatives.”

Individualized Care from Dr. Zwiebel and His Team

For your plastic surgery, you deserve to be in an environment where you feel comfortable and secure. At The Zwiebel Center for Plastic Surgery and Skin Care, Dr. Zwiebel wants you to feel well taken care of and listened to. When you meet with Dr. Zwiebel for your consultation, you can ask how much Denver breast implants cost, find out more about the IDEAL IMPLANT, and discuss any other questions and concerns you might have. Throughout your plastic surgery journey, you can trust in Dr. Zwiebel’s 30-plus years of experience and expertise

Considering how much breast implants cost in Denver, Colorado? Contact Dr. Zwiebel today to discuss your options. Simply call 303-470-3400, or visit www.drzwiebel.com. Dr. Zwiebel’s office is located at 2050 East County Line Road, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants.

A Before and After Breast Enhancement with Dr. Blagg

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.

Looking for the best plastic surgeon for your breast enhancement procedure? At Synergy Plastic Surgery, Dr. Ross Blagg is a board-certified plastic surgeon who treats each and every patient with a personalized approach. He says, “My priority is for patients to feel they are in a comfortable, welcoming environment that’s free of judgment.” Dr. Blagg is one of an exclusive group of doctors to offer his patients the latest in breast augmentation with the new IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants. 

What is the IDEAL IMPLANT?

In the past, women only had two options for larger, fuller breasts: silicone gel-filled implants or unstructured saline implants. IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants were designed by a plastic surgeon to give women a third option for breast augmentation. This new implant technology gives women the look of silicone gel breast implants with the safety of only saline inside. The IDEAL IMPLANT’s design is unique. A series of nested shells and an upper pole inside the shell of the implant gives it structure and cuts down on wrinkling and rippling. The result is a smooth, beautiful implant that feels and looks natural. It also requires a smaller incision in surgery because it’s inserted into the breast pocket empty instead of pre-filled. This allows plastic surgeons to adjust the fill volume during the procedure for more symmetrical breasts and produces less noticeable scars.

Breast Enhancement Before and After with IDEAL IMPLANT

Many women considering breast augmentation find it helpful to see pictures of other patients who have had the procedure. In these photos, you’ll see photos of a 28-year-old woman who chose the IDEAL IMPLANT for her primary breast augmentation. The right implant was filled to 545 cc and the left implant was filled to 500 cc, giving this patient a full, symmetrical profile.

No Fear of Silent Rupture

In a 2017 independent survey of 933 women, 98% reported they would be concerned about silent rupture with silicone gel implants. Silent rupture occurs when there is a tear or rupture in the implant without your knowledge. This is a problem with silicone gel-filled implants and can lead to further complications such as capsular contracture. Many women who have a rupture in their silicone gel implants may not know it’s there for weeks, months, or even years, until they develop more noticeable symptoms. The FDA recommends that women who have silicone gel implants get an MRI every two-to-three years to check for silent ruptures. 

With the IDEAL IMPLANT, there is no risk of silent rupture! Women don’t have to spend time stressing about a rupture, because they’ll be able to look in the mirror and see it immediately. Rupture causes a slight deflation in an IDEAL IMPLANT, but women can rest easy knowing that the only thing leaking out is a sterile saline solution that is absorbed by the body harmlessly. This eight-year study looked at rates of rupture and capsular contracture comparing women with silicone gel-filled implants and those who had the IDEAL IMPLANT. The results of the study showed that the risk of both of these common breast enhancement implant complications was lower with the IDEAL IMPLANT.

Choose Dr. Blagg for Your Breast Augmentation

Dr. Blagg has been with Synergy Plastic Surgery since 2016 and brings extensive experience and education to the table. He received his medical degree from the University of Arkansas, and completed his internship and residency at the University of Utah. Dr. Blagg participated in plastic surgery research and facial transplantation at the University of Louisville Medical School, and gained experience in craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery at the University of Utah Primary Children’s Hospital. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and was recognized as a Texas Monthly Rising Star in 2018 and a Real Self Top Doctor for the years 2015 – 2016.

At your initial consultation with Dr. Ross Blagg, he will sit down with you to answer any questions you may have about your chosen breast enhancement procedure. He will present you with all of your options for implants, helping you select the one that will help you achieve your personal goals. Dr. Blagg is committed to making sure you are totally comfortable with your decision and with your beautiful results. At Synergy Plastic Surgery, we serve the following cities and geographic areas: Austin, Round Rock, Georgetown, Cedar Park, Temple, Killeen, Kyle, Buda, San Marcos, and San Antonio, Texas. Our office is one of the only places where women can find the latest implant technology with the IDEAL IMPLANT.

Considering breast implants in Austin or San Antonio? Contact Dr. Blagg today to discuss your options. Simply call (512) 244-1444, or visit www.synergyplasticsurgery.com. Dr. Blagg’s office is located at 11200 Manchaca Road #201, Building 2, Austin, TX 78748. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants.

Breast Augmentation Before and After Photos with Dr. Reedy

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.

“Cosmetic surgery near me” has been one of the most common internet searches in the last decade, with breast augmentation as one of the most popular procedures performed. A breast augmentation is the best option for women who want to improve their confidence, or for other women who have undergone changes in their appearance due to breastfeeding, weight loss, or pregnancy. The natural aging process, or loss of breast tissue due to breast cancer can also be reasons for breast augmentation. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Brian K. Reedy of Berks Plastic Surgery experiences many requests for breast implants from his patients in Pennsylvania. He will take the time in a one-on-one consultation with you to discuss your vision, lifestyle, and questions and concerns. As part of an exclusive group of surgeons who now offer the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant, Dr. Reedy can provide you with more options. 

The IDEAL IMPLANT and Cosmetic Surgery Near Me

The IDEAL IMPLANT is the latest in breast implant technology and is raising the bar for breast augmentation, before and after. Patient satisfaction is high when it comes to this implant because it combines a natural feel with a very low risk of rupture. The IDEAL IMPLANT is designed to last a lifetime. However, if it does rupture, women can tell just by looking in the mirror, and the saline filling inside is harmlessly absorbed by the body. Other options, like silicone gel implants, don’t measure up to IDEAL IMPLANTS in regard to risk rates. In a recent eight-year study, the IDEAL IMPLANT proved to have the lowest risk of rupture and capsular contracture rates.This implant provides the priceless peace of mind that women want in Pennsylvania. The breast augmentation before and after photos here, as well as those on Dr. Reedy’s website, will show you how this implant combines the best of all implant features in one. 

“Dr. Reedy is an amazing surgeon in every aspect. He is compassionate and takes the time to listen to your concerns. He does not rush through appointments and makes himself available to his patients. He gives realistic expectations and delivers phenomenal results. He is the BEST at what he does and I highly recommend his services.”  – Amy C., Google Review

Breast Augmentation With Dr. Reedy

Most women have an idea in mind of the look they want when they come to Dr. Reedy after searching for “cosmetic surgery near me.” It is helpful to do your research before your consultation, and have examples of breast augmentation before and after photos that you can show to your surgeon. Once you have explained your vision, Dr. Reedy 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 vision. 

“After a lot of research I decided to go with Dr Reedy. From the first consultation to post op appointments, the service and care were phenomenal. Dr Reedy and his staff are amazing, very informative, friendly, and caring toward their patients. I’m very happy with my experience and results. Dr Reedy did a breast augmentation and the girls are looking perfect! Dr Reedy will recommend what’s best for you. I highly recommend them, they are professionals.” – Jainisse O., Google Review

No matter what you end up choosing, Dr. Reedy 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. 

Breast Augmentation Before and After Photos

The before and after photos above are a great example of the beautiful work that Dr. Reedy can do. This patient chose the IDEAL IMPLANT and is very happy with her results. Dr. Reedy knows how to tailor each breast augmentation to the specific needs, desires, and measurements of his patients. Let Dr. Reedy give you the incredible breast augmentation before and after photos that you desire. 

“My results are exactly what I was hoping for! I had breast augmentation in April 2017, and I am so happy that I decided on Dr. Reedy…the size and shape are perfect. My only regret is that I didn’t have this surgery years ago…it is really worth it! I am happier about myself every day. Don’t wait like I did, call Dr. Reedy and make an appointment!” – Website testimonial

Plastic Surgery Specialist of Pennsylvania

Dr. Reedy 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 types and breast implant options to choose from, you may have questions and concerns. Dr. Reedy will listen to and address any concerns you have and guide you in the best direction for you personally. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, he has recently decided to join the exclusive group of surgeons who now offer the latest in implant technology, the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant.  Whichever breast implant you choose, Dr. Reedy will deliver incredible results. Breast augmentation before and after photos like the ones above are proof. 

About Dr. Brian K. Reedy

Dr. Reedy is known for helping both men and women look and feel amazing for more than 20 years. He believes in providing patients with excellent results and experiences. He received his undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia and earned his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His general surgery and plastic surgery residency at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center prepared him for his practice today. He went on to become board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and holds membership to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and Pennsylvania Medical Society. He is also an avid researcher and speaker and has published several articles on plastic and reconstructive surgery. 

“Research is a driving force behind cosmetic and plastic surgery. I’m glad to have had an active role in the progression of medicine.” – Dr. Reedy

When searching for “cosmetic surgery near me,” don’t forget to include a search for Dr. Reedy. Many patients who aren’t in the Pennsylvania area seeks him out because of the excellent service he offers. 

“After shopping around for an excellent surgeon I was starting to feel like I’d never find the right one. Dr. Reedy was recommended to me by a friend so I thought, “What could it hurt to try one more?” After meeting him and talking to him for about 5 min, I knew I had found my surgeon. From his personality to his extreme professionalism I was put to ease about my procedure and he made sure he took the time to fully explain every step during the whole process. I couldn’t be HAPPIER with my results. I love him, HE IS THE BEST.” – Gracielle M., Google Review

Considering breast implants in Pennsylvania? Contact Dr. Reedy today to discuss your options. Simply call 610-320-0200, or visit www.berksplasticsurgery.com. Dr. Reedy’s office is located at 50 Commerce Drive, Wyomissing, PA, 19610. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants. 

Stoneham, MA, Plastic Surgery Before and After: What You Need to Know

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.

Breast implants have changed over time. Advancements in technology have brought about new types of implants as well as improved existing kinds. Plastic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Hall is an exclusive provider of the latest in implant technology—IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants. In Stoneham, MA, plastic surgery, before and after, is seeing a transformation with this new, FDA-approved implant choice that offers the benefits of both saline and silicone gel implants.

What is an IDEAL IMPLANT?

IDEAL IMPLANTS have a unique design that provides the natural look and feel of a silicone gel implant, yet gives the peace of mind of a saline implant. It is made up of a series of implant shells that hold two separate chambers filled with saline. These extra layers of shell around the saline filler give the implant more stability and an internal, supportive structure that is not in earlier, unstructured saline implants.

In addition, the innovative design of the IDEAL IMPLANT controls the movement of the saline to eliminate what is known as the “water-hammer” effect and mitigate sloshing. IDEAL IMPLANTS do not behave like a water balloon, rather they deliver the projection and volume women desire from an implant. Women also do not have to worry about their implants collapsing or rippling like unstructured saline implants tend to do. With IDEAL IMPLANTS, women can achieve a youthful shape with realistic movement. In Stoneham, MA, plastic surgery, before and after images are useful tools to help women see the difference between unstructured saline implants and structured IDEAL IMPLANTS.

No Risk of “Silent Rupture”

Another benefit of IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants is that women do not have to sacrifice beauty for security. As with any Stoneham, MA, plastic surgery before and after experience, complications following surgery can arise. Any type of breast implant can rupture at any time. If the IDEAL IMPLANT develops a hole or tear, the implant simply deflates and the body harmlessly absorbs the sterile saltwater solution.

With a silicone gel implant, women face the risk of “silent rupture.” The FDA states

“If a silicone gel-filled breast implant ruptures, it is not likely that you or your doctor will immediately notice because most silicone implant ruptures are without symptoms, ‘silent ruptures.’ A silent rupture doesn’t change the way an implant looks or feels, and your surgeon or health care provider may not be able to detect a silent rupture by a physical examination alone. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the most effective method for detecting silent rupture of silicone gel-filled breast implants.”

While a “silent rupture” may not produce symptoms, it is still important to address the problem and take out the damaged silicone gel implant. When a rupture occurs, the sticky silicone gel escapes the implant and can spread into surrounding tissues, requiring surgery to remove it all. The FDA recommends all women with silicone gel implants receive an MRI scan the third year following breast augmentation surgery, then every two years thereafter for the life of their implants.

For more information about “silent rupture”, visit the FDA website here. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons website is also a great resource for information on breast augmentation surgery, implant choice, follow-up care, and potential complications.

Stoneham, MA, Plastic Surgery Before and After Images

What can you expect from plastic surgery, before and after, in Stoneham, MA? Below are images of the work of Dr. Hall. This patient is a mother in her late 30’s that breast fed her two children. Dr. Hall explains: “She describes herself as a 34 B-cup, but would like to be a C cup. She is 5’2” and 127 lbs., and is shown before and again 4½ months after bilateral partial subpectoral placement of IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants. She had the 270 cc implant with the inner lumen filled to 165 cc, the outer lumen filled to 70 cc, along with the empty implant volume of 35 cc, to give a total volume of 270 cc. This is considered the “high” volume. The outer volume could also have been filled to a total of 200 cc to give the “100%” fill of 305 cc for this particular implant. She is thrilled with her fuller but still natural appearance.”

Plastic Surgery Before and After in Stoneham, MA with Dr. Hall

Dr. Hall wants his patients to feel confident in their decision to pursue plastic surgery, before and after. In Stoneham, MA, he ensures his patients understand their options and choose the right type of implant to fit their personal goals. If you have questions or concerns, he takes the time to address those. With his extensive training, knowledge, and nearly 30 years of experience as a plastic surgeon, he is committed to providing high quality care and unsurpassed customer service.

When receiving Stoneham, MA, plastic surgery, before and after your breast augmentation is a critical time to follow the guidelines set forth by your plastic surgeon. That’s why Dr. Hall creates a customized treatment plan for each one of his patients that is designed to meet their individual needs. He works hard to help his patients know what to expect and be prepared as he strives to make each patient’s experience with plastic surgery, before and after in Stoneham, MA, a positive one.

Getting to Know Dr. Hall

Dr. Hall has received multiple awards and recognitions for his work in the plastic surgery industry. US News & World Report recognized him in 2015 as a top-rated doctor in his specialty. Boston Magazine listed him as a “Top Doc” in their “THE TOP DOCS ISSUES!” for ten consecutive years from 2008 to 2017. Boston Magazine also selected Dr. Hall as one of the top medical specialists in the Boston area in their annual guide “Boston’s Best Physicians.” In addition, Castle Connolly Top Doctors for Boston named Dr. Hall in 2018 as a top doctor in America.

Dr. Hall is part of several organizations as well. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Because of his expertise and focus on aesthetic surgery, he was elected to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He was also the Chief of Plastic Surgery at Winchester Hospital for many years.

Is Breast Augmentation Right For You?

Unsure whether you should receive Stoneham, MA, plastic surgery? Before and after surgery, Dr. Hall takes care of his patients and is devoted to providing the best care possible. A RealSelf patient review by kristinatowle reads:

“I could not have asked for a better surgeon than Dr. Hall. From my first consultation to the day of my surgery and my follow-up appointments, Dr. Hall was extremely thorough in answering my questions and in providing me the best care possible. His knowledge and expertise are top notch and I am 100% satisfied with my results. Dr. Hall corrected asymmetry between my breasts using IDEAL Implants and they look even better than I imagined they could. Dr. Hall was very careful in helping me choose the correct size implant for my body type. I am very happy that I chose to use the Ideal implant after going over my options with Dr. Hall. These implants look and feel natural. I couldn’t be happier with my choice in implant and size … The day of my surgery I felt prepared and in good hands. Thank you to Dr. Hall and his staff for the professional and caring way that they have treated me as a patient.”

Considering breast implants in the Boston area? Contact Dr. Jonathan Hall today to discuss your options. Simply call 781-279-7930 or visit his website. Dr. Hall’s office is located at 92 Montvale Avenue, Suite 3300, Stoneham, MA, 02180. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants.

How Much Do Breast Implants Cost?

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’re considering breast implants, you probably have a lot of questions about the procedure, recovery, and importantly, how much breast implants cost. If you want a natural looking breast augmentation, you have a few options for breast implants. Your primary breast augmentation cost will depend largely on the breast implants you choose. But did you know the long-term maintenance costs of breast implants can be extremely varied? This guide will help you pick the best breast implants for your body and your budget.

Before and After Pictures From Dr. Van Raalte

Your breast augmentation should leave you feeling confident and beautiful. Dr. Benjamin Van Raalte shares the following before and after pictures from a recent patient. This patient received 595 cc IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants filled to 625 cc. 

Not all breast augmentations will look the same. Your results are based on several factors including your body type, the breast implants you choose, and your surgeon’s experience. To get natural results like the patient above, visit Dr. Van Raalte at Iowa Plastic Surgery. Dr. Van Raalte says when patients come in for a consultation 

“We tend to offer all the different implant choices and review all of them. Some people are best fit with a particular implant because of their skin characteristics. There are some that have concerns about the gel or concerns about a long term rupture. The structured implant, or IDEAL IMPLANT, answers a lot of those concerns because it’s been demonstrated to have a very low deflation rate over time and yet has the feel of gel for those patients.”

Get the Look You Want From Your Breast Augmentation

You’ve waited and saved for a breast augmentation, you deserve to get the look you want. At your plastic surgeon’s office, you will be given several options for breast implants. How do you know which one is right for you? If you’re on a budget, you may be tempted to pick the least expensive option provided by your plastic surgeon. But, all breast implants are not going to give you the same look. Before we discuss how much breast implants cost, we need to look at the differences between the three types of implants so you can be sure you’re getting the look you want. Here is a short description of each type of breast implant. 

  • Unstructured Saline: These implants are made from solid silicone shells filled with saline solution. Some surgeons describe them as feeling similar to water-balloons, and women complain they wrinkle under the skin. Many women choose saline because it is naturally absorbed by the body if the implant ruptures.
  • Silicone Gel: Silicone gel breast implants are known for providing a natural look and feel. They are made by filling a solid silicone shell with thick, sticky silicone gel. The downside to silicone gel breast implants is, if they rupture, the silicone gel should be removed as it is not naturally absorbed like saline. 
  • Structured IDEAL IMPLANT: The newest breast implant type, the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant combines the benefits of saline and silicone gel. It is made of a solid silicone shell with two chambers and baffled layers. It is then filled with saline, but, because of the internal structure, it has a natural look and feel. 

Dr. Van Raalte says that in addition to talking about how much breast implants cost, when women come in for a consultation, “We try to utilize everything from a lot of education to really doing a great job of figuring out the correct size and shape. It’s fitting the width, fitting their chest characteristics and between the education and the fit and figuring out what’s best for them.” 

How Much Does a Breast Augmentation Cost?

The total cost of a primary breast augmentation will include the implants, surgeon’s fee, surgical facility, and anesthesia. RealSelf users report the average price around the nation is $6,475 while the American Society of Plastic Surgeons statistics show the cost averaged $3,824 in 2018. Some surgeons will offer a quote that only includes the surgeon’s fee. At Dr. Van Raalte’s office you will receive a quote that covers all aspects of surgery. Breast augmentations by Dr. Van Raalte range in price from $3,900 to $6,200. Learn more about what goes into the cost of a breast augmentation by visiting this page

Long Term Maintenance Factored Into Breast Implant Cost

What the estimates above do not reveal is the long term maintenance costs of some breast implants. The FDA recommends women with silicone gel breast implants get an MRI three years after a breast augmentation and every two years after that to check for silent ruptures. A silent rupture happens when a silicone gel breast implant begins to leak without showing symptoms. According to Nerdwallet the average price of an MRI, before insurance, is $2,600. Most insurance companies do not cover any costs associated with breast augmentation, including complications that result from one. 

If you follow FDA recommendations after a silicone gel breast augmentation, your costs will quickly add up. Even if you do not ever encounter a rupture you will be paying thousands of dollars in maintenance costs over the years. Some women choose to ignore FDA recommendations and only return to their surgeon if they begin to feel symptoms such as hardening, pain, and lumps near their breast implants. That is why the FDA recommends removing it as soon as a rupture is detected in order to avoid symptoms or silicone gel migrating into your tissues or other parts of your body. Plastic surgery to remove and replace a leaked silicone gel breast implant can get messy. According to the FDA, “sometimes, after a rupture, the gel moves to other distant areas around the body, which is called extracapsular rupture with gel migration. It may be difficult or impossible to remove silicone gel after a rupture.”

There is no MRI requirement for women with saline and structured breast implants, as ruptures will be evident immediately. A hole in the outer shell means the saline will flow out, the implant will partially deflate, and the saline is naturally absorbed by the body. Lower maintenance costs, along with the peace of mind that rupture detection is instant, causes many women to choose saline implants. Now with the new IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant women can have the same natural looking results of silicone gel, with the peace of mind that comes with saline. 

Revision Surgery and Breast Implant Cost

Do you need to budget for a breast implant revision? How often do breast implants encounter complications such as rupture and capsular contracture? That again depends on the type of breast implant you choose. No one can tell you for certain whether you will need revision surgery in the future, though revision surgery is statistically more likely for women with certain breast implant types. Educating yourself about complication rates before you select a breast implant can give you peace of mind. Learn more about breast implant complications by visiting this page.

Visit Dr. Van Raalte

Dr. Van Raalte offers a wide variety of breast implant choices, knowing that what works for one person won’t work for everyone. According to Dr. Van Raalte, “our practices always offered all the options and has been one of the leaders in using all options out there. We’re here to help the patient make the best choice for them as well as help them understand which implant is going to give them the best look.” Visit Dr. Van Raalte today to discuss your plastic surgery.

Considering breast implants in Davenport? Contact Dr. Benjamin Van Raalte today to discuss your options. Simply call (563) 322-8877, or visit www.iowaplasticsurgery.com. Dr. Van Raalte’s office is located at 4334 East 53rd Street Davenport, IA, 52807. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants.

All About the IDEAL IMPLANT With Cosmetic Surgery Expert Dr. Gregory Park

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.

When considering breast implants, cost should not be the number one factor influencing your choices. The bargain hunt is better saved for shoe shopping. Choosing the right plastic surgeon is one of the most important decisions you will make during your breast augmentation journey. Finding one who is qualified and with whom you feel comfortable can make all the difference in your overall experience and results. Dr. Gregory Park of North Coast Plastic Surgery in Oceanside, California has the training, experience, and expertise you want in a doctor, especially one you are trusting to make permanent changes to your appearance with cosmetic surgery. 

Dr. Gregory Park’s World-Class Training

Dr. Park has a diverse background of surgical experience that allows him to treat his patients on a personal level and give them beautiful results. After his schooling and internships, he was awarded his Flight Surgeon Wings at the School of Aerospace Medicine at Brooks Air Force Base. He was then assigned to Langley AFB in Hampton, Virginia, where he was the Chief of Flight Medicine. Dr. Park then continued his education at Wilford Hall Medical Center where he studied Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and graduated first among the Chief residents there. He later spent time practicing in Tokyo, Japan, and he is board-certified in both Plastic Surgery and Otolaryngology.

Extensive Cosmetic Surgery Experience

Dr. Park completed a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency at the University of Utah and graduated at the top of his class. Afterwards, he served in Afghanistan and Las Vegas, Nevada, performing plastic surgery for members of the military. After dedicating 24 years to serving his country, he began a new venture in private plastic surgery practice.

North Coast Plastic Surgery provides Dr. Park’s patients with a comfortable, safe environment where they can discuss and plan for their plastic surgery goals. Dr. Park and his staff are committed to giving their patients the highest standards of care while achieving the best possible surgical results. He says, 

“Respect, honesty, compassion, and the pursuit of perfection are the foundations of my plastic surgery practice. Through a commitment to excellence, experience, and an artist’s eye, it is my goal to deliver beautiful, natural cosmetic results with a personal approach for your personal transformation.”

Dr. Park focuses on his patients’ goals and strives to make them a reality. He wants his patients to be well-informed so they can make the best decisions and have realistic expectations for their results. He will create a personalized plan for you to help you achieve the outcome you want. 

IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants

Dr. Park is proud to be part of an exclusive network of plastic surgeons to offer their cosmetic surgery patients the new IDEAL IMPLANT. The IDEAL IMPLANT has a unique structured design that is changing the way women feel about their breast implants; they no longer have to choose between the peace of mind of saline and the beauty of silicone gel. While the IDEAL IMPLANT provides a natural feel similar to that of silicone gel breast implants, it comes with none of the associated health concerns such as “silent rupture.” The IDEAL IMPLANT is filled with saline, or sterile saltwater solution. It has advanced, structured technology inside that gives breasts a natural look, feel, and movement.     

IDEAL IMPLANT Before and After Photos

With the IDEAL IMPLANT, Dr. Park can give his cosmetic surgery patients the results they want in their breast enhancement. Dr. Park helped this woman achieve beautiful, natural looking results with 335 cc IDEAL IMPLANTS filled to 375 cc. In her ‘before’ photo, her bra size is 34B, and by 3 months post-op she was a 34D. 

Why Breast Implants Cost Less With IDEAL IMPLANT

The cost of different types of breast implants varies. But when you are planning for your breast augmentation, it is important to know that there is the potential for expenses beyond just the breast implants’ cost up front. Breast implants can rupture or leak. If this happens with a silicone gel implant, it is known as silent rupture because the silicone gel inside the implant may leak into the body tissues with no visible signs. The FDA has recommended that women with silicone gel breast implants have an MRI after the first 3 years, then every other year to watch for silent rupture. These regular screenings may not be covered by insurance, and over time, can add up to an expensive responsibility on top of your initial surgery.

Data from FDA Core clinical trials over an 8 year period for women with primary breast augmentation supports that IDEAL IMPLANT patients may enjoy greater peace of mind. The research revealed that the risks for breast implant complications such as rupture/deflation, and capsular contracture are all lower with IDEAL IMPLANT than they are for silicone gel implants. Breast augmentation revision surgeries are expensive, but with IDEAL IMPLANT, you are much less likely to need them. 

It’s hard to put a price on peace of mind, but women know the value it holds. Knowing that you will never experience silent rupture with IDEAL IMPLANT gives you the freedom to enjoy them without the stress. If an IDEAL IMPLANT ruptures, you will know immediately just by looking in a mirror and the saline solution is harmlessly absorbed into your body. When a silicone gel implant ruptures, the silicone gel inside sticks to the body tissues and requires a complicated surgery to clean up the mess of silicone gel and replace the implant.  When you compare the long-term cost of different types of breast implants, the IDEAL IMPLANT offers the most value by far.

Choosing IDEAL IMPLANT Over Unstructured Saline

The differences between the IDEAL IMPLANT and silicone gel breast implants is clear, but what sets them apart from traditional unstructured saline implants? Unstructured saline breast implants have been on the market for decades and are basically like a water balloon because they are filled with saline solution and lack any kind of internal structure.  

The drawbacks of unstructured saline implants are aesthetic in nature. They move and feel more like a water balloon than a natural breast. Wrinkles and rippling are common problems associated with them as well, especially for women who are thin or have little existing breast tissue of their own. If you are having cosmetic surgery, one main goal is to gain confidence and satisfaction in the way you look, but unstructured saline breast implants don’t always help patients achieve the results they want. The IDEAL IMPLANT is not susceptible to these types of problems because of its design with an internal structure. Women can now enjoy the natural look and feel of their enhanced breasts without silicone gel or its associated concerns. 

Learn More About IDEAL IMPLANT With Dr. Park

Considering breast implants in the San Diego area? Contact Dr. Gregory Park today to discuss your options. Simply call (760) 655-1414, or visit www.drgregpark.com. Dr. Park’s office is located at 3998 Vista Way Suite A, Oceanside, CA 92056. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants.