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Breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic procedure in the United States. According to statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 300,378 breast augmentations were performed in 2017. But how do you know you will get great results from your breast augmentation, or that your surgeon is competent enough to perform your surgery? Dr. Constance Barone has spent over 25 years in the plastic surgery field, and provides her patients with the best options to help them achieve their goals. She helps us understand how women can feel empowered to make the best choices for their bodies.
Breast Augmentation Before and After Pictures
Below are before and after pictures from one of Dr. Constance Barone’s patients. She used the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant, which provides natural looking results with peace of mind.
There are many reasons to get a breast enhancement, but one goal most breast implant recipients share is to love their new body. Looking at before and after pictures like the one above can help you decide on the look you desire. Bring pictures like these to your plastic surgeon’s office so that you can be on the same page about the results you want.
Choosing an Implant for Your Breast Enhancement in San Antonio
Looking great after your breast augmentation starts with choosing the right breast implant for your body. At your breast augmentation consultation, Dr. Barone will educate you on the types of breast implants currently available. Learning about the differences between breast implant types will help you make an informed decision and prepare for your future. Here is a basic description of the types of breast implants available from Dr. Barone.
- Saline Breast Implants: These implants are composed of silicone shells filled with saline (sterilized salt water), such as found in IV bags. If a saline breast implant ruptures the saline will be naturally absorbed by the body. However, these unstructured saline implants tend to feel unnatural and may cause wrinkles under the skin. Dr. Barone tells us “I was very excited when the IDEAL IMPLANT came out because one of the things I hated, and most women hated, about the saline was just the unnatural feel of the saline implants. They felt like balloons underneath the chest wall.” For this reason many women wanted a more attractive option for their San Antonio breast enhancement by Dr. Barone.
- Silicone Gel Breast Implants: This type of breast implant is filled with silicone gel, giving them a smooth, natural look. Women enjoy silicone gel breast implants because they are less likely to cause wrinkles. But many women feel uncomfortable with this option because, unlike saline, silicone gel is not absorbed by the body if the implant ruptures. Instead, silicone gel can migrate into body tissues and must be surgically removed. Because silicone gel is thick and sticky, removal after a rupture can be difficult, and, according to the FDA, it can be “impossible to remove silicone gel that has traveled to other parts of the body.”
- IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant: This implant is the newest breast implant available to women in the United States and Canada. Dr. Barone explains the IDEAL IMPLANT is “a saltwater [saline]-filled structured breast implant. There is an outer fill valve, which covers the outer area, and then there’s an inner fill valve that covers the inner. So, there’s actually two fill sites, which allows this implant to have a very natural feel, as opposed to saline implants, which felt hard and like a balloon.” The saline inside gives women peace of mind that if a rupture occurs the saline will be naturally absorbed. The internal structure provides stability that keeps the implant from wrinkling. With the IDEAL IMPLANT, women can finally have beautiful, natural looking results with peace of mind.
Breast Enhancement Complications and How to Avoid Them
Choosing an implant for your breast enhancement in San Antonio is about more than just aesthetics. The FDA states that “breast implants are not lifetime devices; the longer you have your implants, the more likely it will be for you to have them removed.” Many board-certified plastic surgeons recommend removing silicone gel breast implants after 10 years to avoid complications such as rupture which can lead to complex revision surgeries. Dr. Barone explains that because the IDEAL IMPLANT is filled with saline, “If you’re having no problems, it’s intended to be kept in place for a lifetime.”
It is also important to know that breast implants have different rates of complications such as rupture and capsular contracture. Picking an implant with a low complication rate can help you avoid future problems. Visit the IDEAL IMPLANT comparison page to see complication rates in some of the top silicone gel breast implants and the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant.
San Antonio Breast Enhancement With A Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Does choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon make a difference for your cosmetic procedure? The American Board of Plastic Surgery certifies plastic surgeons who go above and beyond the basic requirements for physicians. Board-certified plastic surgeons are trained in specific cosmetic and reconstructive procedures so they can give their patients the best results possible, while avoiding common complications in surgery and post-op. The ABPS also provides continuing education for surgeons to stay up-to-date with medical innovations for safe and efficient surgeries. Dr. Constance Barone is board-certified in plastic surgery, and believes that every patient has the right to safe and effective medical care. At her state of the art surgical center you will find the latest medical technology in a spa like environment.
Dr. Constance Barone: Superior Skill, Exceptional Care
When planning your breast enhancement in San Antonio, you need a skilled surgeon who cares about your results, and your peace of mind. Dr. Barone is known in the plastic surgery field as an excellent surgeon, innovator, author, and teacher. Dr. Barone and her team are dedicated to educating and empowering each patient to reach his or her individual goals. She states,
“I am proud to offer a safe, supportive environment and years of experience to help patients achieve their personal goals. I understand that aesthetic improvement can be a process, and my team is here for you every step of the way.”
When you visit her office Dr. Barone will work hard to make sure you are educated about San Antonio breast enhancement. She describes the process of selecting breast implants saying,
“When people make their selection in my office, I present all types of breast implants to them. I present to them the adjustable breast implant. I present to them the silicone gel breast implant. I present to them the IDEAL IMPLANT. And I present to them the saline implant. Why do I do that? I think that’s an important part of an informed consent. So, a woman can make their own decision as to what type of implant they want. I give them brochures on all different types of breast implants so that they can do their homework and they can study on it. I’m an investor in IDEAL IMPLANTS because I believe in this implant. I think it’s a great choice for women who want a breast augmentation. Because, if it does leak it’s only saltwater. I don’t try to influence my patients. I let them make the decisions as they feel, and look at the implants. But I also tell them the pros and cons of all the implants. For breast augmentation, I think the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant is the choice today.”
Considering breast implants in San Antonio? Contact Dr. Constance Barone today to discuss your options. Simply call 210-614-0400, or visit www.baroneplasticsurgery.com. Dr. Barone’s office is located at 9502 Huebner Road, Building 2, Suite 202, San Antonio, TX 78240. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants.