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At East Bay Aesthetic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Eric Bachelor wants you to feel comfortable and confident with your decision to have cosmetic plastic surgery. Whether you’re wondering how much breast implants cost, or stressed about the specific aspects of breast augmentation surgery, Dr. Bachelor promises to address all your questions and concerns. Dr. Bachelor is an Ideal Implant Premier Network Surgeon due to his extensive experience working with IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants, the newest implant technology. Women appreciate this new option for its extensive safety features and beautiful look.
Choosing Between Breast Implant Sizes in Pleasanton, CA
At your initial consultation with Dr. Bachelor, he will help you pick the breast implant size to give you a proportionate look and achieve your personal desires. Although women’s bra sizes range anywhere from an ‘A’ cup to a ‘DDD’ cup, implant size is described in cubic centimeters, or cc. For example, an implant filled to 450cc will be larger than one that is 250cc. Breast implants start at around 120cc and have a maximum size of about 800cc. Looking at before and after photos of previous breast augmentation patients can help you narrow down which size of breast implant is right for you.
Breast Implants: Cost and Other Concerns
The cost of breast augmentation surgery can vary from patient to patient, but 2017 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons showed the average cost was around $3,718. This cost does not include anesthesia, operating room facilities, or other related expenses.
Monetary costs are important to consider, but many women also worry about the health risks associated with breast implants. Silicone gel implants can rupture silently, meaning that women can experience a rupture in their implants and not even know it’s there. As silicone gel slowly leaks out of the breast implant shell, it can come into contact with your body tissue and have to be retrieved and removed in a lengthy surgery. The only way to detect a rupture is with an expensive MRI.
Women who pick the IDEAL IMPLANT do not have to worry about silent rupture. These breast implants cost about the same as silicone implants, and they are filled with a sterile saline solution. That means in the event of a rupture, your body will absorb the saline harmlessly. You can be confident that your IDEAL IMPLANT is intact every day just by looking in the mirror; you won’t need MRI imaging.
Lower Rates of Rupture & Capsular Contracture with IDEAL IMPLANT
Recent eight-year FDA core clinical trial results showed that after primary breast augmentation, only 2.1% of patients with the IDEAL IMPLANT experienced a rupture in their implants. This is a significantly lower rupture rate than the 7.2 to 13.6% seen with silicone gel implants in the trials, and worth considering when comparing breast implant sizes. In Pleasanton, CA, the risk of capsular contracture is also significantly lower with the IDEAL IMPLANT. These trials showed that the risk of capsular contracture at eight years was only 6.6% for IDEAL IMPLANT, compared to rates with silicone gel implants from Allergan (16.2%, at seven years), Mentor (10.9%, at eight years), and Sientra (at eight years).
Before and After Photos of a Breast Augmentation With IDEAL IMPLANT
Women have two main options for breast implant placement. They can place the implant over, or in front of, the pectoral muscle (known as subglandular) or under the pectoral muscle, (known as submuscular). Subglandular placement is appropriate for women who have enough mammary gland and fatty breast tissue to cover the implant. Submuscular placement is the best option for women who need the extra coverage to make the implants look more natural. Placement of the implants does not significantly affect how much breast implants cost overall.
In these photos, you’ll see a 60-year-old woman who chose IDEAL IMPLANT for her breast augmentation. These implants were placed submuscularly, with an inframammary incision, or incision in the crease of the breast.
Why Women Choose Dr. Eric Bachelor
Dr. Eric Bachelor is a highly experienced board-certified plastic surgeon recognized as one of America’s Top Plastic Surgeons by the Consumers’ Research Council of America. After finishing his undergraduate degree at prestigious Stanford University, Dr. Bachelor attended medical school at the University of California at San Francisco. Post-medical school graduation, he completed residencies in general surgery and plastic surgery at Stanford University.
Practicing in the California towns of Pleasanton and Danville, Dr. Bachelor offers a full range of services, including non-surgical cosmetic procedures. He can work with you to help you pick between breast implant sizes. In Pleasanton, CA, Dr. Bachelor is one of a few select plastic surgeons to offer the IDEAL IMPLANT to his patients. For natural-looking results, women can feel confident in Dr. Bachelor’s exceptional surgical skills and compassionate care.
Wondering how much breast implants cost in Pleasanton, CA? Contact Dr. Bachelor today to discuss your options. Simply call (925) 462-3700, or visit www.ericpbachelormd.com. Dr. Bachelor’s office is located at 1387 Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton, CA 94566. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants.