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Gummy Bear Breast Implants Before and After

A breast augmentation is as much about the look and feel of the breasts as it is about self confidence. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Holley is an Ideal Implant Preferred Surgeon and has helped thousands of women rejuvenate their appearance. Many women who come to see Dr. Holley are looking to increase their breast tissue volume or perfect their shape after childbirth, breastfeeding, age, weight loss, breast asymmetry, or illness. Dr. Holley is sure to help women feel confident and educated when choosing to get a breast augmentation, whether it is the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants or gummy bear breast implants, before and after their procedure.

About Dr. Scott Holley

Dr. Holley received his undergrad at Purdue University and moved on to pursue his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed a five-year residency program in general surgery and a two-year residency in plastic surgery. His surgical experience continued as he completed fellowship training in hand & microsurgery at the Kleinert Institute in Kentucky, burn surgery at the Shriner’s Hospital in Ohio, and cosmetic surgery in Florida. Dr. Holley is not only board-certified in plastic surgery but is also certified as a specialist in hand surgery.

Dr. Holley is active in serving his community, both locally and internationally. On a local level, he has served as a delegate to the state medical society and has been elected to serve as president of the Michigan Association of Hand Surgery. He was also appointed to the Young Plastic Surgeon’s group of future leaders in plastic surgery. On an international level, he has traveled overseas to third-world countries to provide surgical services to children with birth defects. 

While Dr. Holley clearly holds the skills and accolades to prove he is a trusted surgeon, he takes great pride in providing his patients with satisfaction in their procedures, whether its a tummy tuck or breast augmentation with IDEAL IMPLANTS or  gummy bear breast implants, before and after their procedures, and superior communication. He holds attributes such as honesty, compassion, and communication as a top priority in his plastic surgery business. “Effective patient communication is every bit as important as surgical skill in achieving a successful outcome,” said Dr. Holley. 

What are Gummy Bear Breast Implants?

You have likely heard of silicone and unstructured saline implants, but have you specifically heard of gummy bear breast implants? Gummy bear implants are made up of a firm, thick, cohesive gel. This gel is so cohesive, that they tend to not lose their shape, even if the outer shell is ruptured. Much like the gummy bear candy that is squishy, but still holds its shape, this type of breast implant has the same feature. 

The shape of the gummy bear implant is an anatomic teardrop shape. This can serve women who naturally lack breast tissue or women who have undergone a mastectomy. Because of the composition and structure of the gummy bear implant, they are less susceptible to rippling or wrinkling compared to unstructured saline implants. But gummy bear implants have their compromises. 

Ideal Implants Versus Gummy Bear Breast Implants, Before and After 

When choosing to get a breast augmentation with Dr. Holley, he will review all of your options to achieve your desired look. Some key information that he will cover during a consultation includes implant size and style, incision placement, and implant pocket choice. With the help of Dr. Holley and his expertise, women are sure to walk away feeling confident in their decision for breast implants. During the consultation, women can discuss their end goal and ideal look to provide Dr. Holley with information on what type and size of implant would best serve them.

One of the compromises of gummy bear implants is that they are currently only available in a limited number of shapes and sizes. Patients must be twenty-two years old or older to qualify for gummy bear implants.  Although they are made to hold their shape, silent rupture is still a concern.  

A large benefit of the IDEAL IMPLANT is that it has a significantly lower rupture and capsular contracture risk than any silicone gel implants, based on FDA clinical trial data. The IDEAL IMPLANT is a structured breast implant filled with saline. The structure of the implant gives it a more natural look and feel than unstructured saline implants because it’s unique design controls the movement of saline. The design also reduced the risk of rippling or wrinkling that can occur with unstructured saline. The IDEAL IMPLANT combines the advantages of saline and silicone gel implants. It provides a natural look and feel while eliminating the risk of silent rupture, and significantly lowering the risk of rupture and capsular contracture compared to silicone gel implants.

Recovery from Breast Implant Surgery

Following breast implant surgery, patients will be released to return home the same day as the surgery. Within a day, patients are able to return to light household duties, but should avoid strenuous activities for at least two weeks. We know it can be difficult to ask for help and assistance after getting gummy bear breast implants, before and after surgery, which is why Dr. Holley recommends you create a plan to take care of yourself and your family prior to surgery. This allows women to focus on their recovery and heal faster. 

Why Dr. Scott Holley Should Be Your First Call for Breast Implants

Dr. Holley has exceptional patient reviews and is highly respected within his community. His extensive experience and expertise allows him to confidently perform breast augmentations and give his patients the satisfaction they have always wanted. Considering breast implants in West Michigan? Contact Dr. Scott Holley today to discuss your options. Simply call (269) 201-5208 or visit wmips.com. Dr. Holley’s office is located at 8175 Creekside Drive, Suite 100 Portage, MI 49024. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants.

How Much Do Breast Implants Cost with Dr. Henry?

Many women dream of getting breast implants from a young age but don’t move forward with the procedure until later in life. Several factors can influence their decision, one being the question, “how much do breast implants cost?” Patients may assume that breast implant procedures are too expensive and they won’t be able to afford them. Once they meet with their desired board-certified plastic surgeon in a one-on-one consultation, however, they may quickly realize that breast implants are achievable and there are various types of payment plans available. When you consider all of the benefits of achieving your physique goals such as improved confidence, more clothing options, and a more proportional figure, you may wish that you hadn’t waited so long because the cost of breast implants is well worth it for the end result. Meet Dr. Kimberly Henry, board-certified plastic surgeon who is part of an exclusive group of surgeons to offer the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant. She helps patients achieve their goals and answer the question, “how much do breast implants cost?”. 

Meet Dr. Kimberly Henry

Dr. Kimberly A. Henry offers premier plastic surgery in the San Francisco area characterized by the highest standards of medical excellence and professionalism combined with personal warmth and a genuine, caring attitude. She is highly educated, well trained, and active in the medical and plastic surgery community in California. Dr. Henry belongs to various prestigious medical and honor societies, including the American Medical Association, American Board of Plastic Surgery, and the California Plastic Surgery Society.

Dr. Henry received her bachelor’s Degree from the University of Southern California and her medical doctorate from UC Davis School of Medicine. She completed her general surgery training at the Oregon Health Sciences University Hospital and her plastic surgery training at the Rush Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago. She earned a second fellowship in aesthetic and breast surgery at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Portland. She now has four locations, providing cosmetic plastic surgery to Marin County, as well as much of Northern California. A frequent guest speaker for local organizations and a best selling author of two helpful guides to cosmetic surgery, Dr. Henry boasts ample qualifications and a reputation for artistry and honesty.

Dr. Henry’s cosmetic and plastic surgery facilities in Marin and the Bay Area are spacious and elegant, featuring state-of-the-art surgical suites, the most up-to-date equipment, and the special privacy cosmetic surgery patients often seek.

“I am very happy with my procedure. My surgeon did such a wonderful job. My procedure was painless and the healing process has been amazing. I showed my doctor photos and received exactly what I asked for. Dr.Henry and her staff are always available when I have questions or any concerns. I am very happy with the outcome and service I have received.”

– ktranise, Realself review

How Much Do Breast Implants Cost?

Dr. Henry offers her patients a wide variety of breast augmentation procedures as well as different types of implants, including unstructured saline, silicone gel and the structured IDEAL IMPLANT. Each implant comes with 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. During a one-on-one consultation, you and Dr. Henry will discuss your goals and determine the best type and size of implant, implant placement, and incision location based on your specific body and individual needs.. 

During a typical consultation with Dr. Henry, she will allow you to handle and feel the differences between the implants and decide which is the most desirable to you. If you are only able to meet virtually, she will explain the advantages and disadvantages as well as the feel of each implant to you 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. She will also answer the question, “how much do breast implants cost?” The cost of a breast augmentation surgery may vary based on implant type, incisions, and other factors. Dr. Henry can determine the cost and financing option best suited for you during your scheduled appointment. 

“I am so happy with my results! I am now about 8 weeks post-op and feel more confident than ever. My right breast was originally a B and my left a C so to even out Dr. Henry gave me both Ds. I gave her pictures of the shape and fullness I was going for and I think she nailed it. Right after surgery was the scariest time, I was in pain and the swelling lasted days, even weeks. But the medications helped immensely and after swelling went down, I have the results I was dreaming of.”

– ktmclennan, Realself review

Benefits of the IDEAL IMPLANT

The IDEAL IMPLANT is a structured breast implant filled with a saline solution. The internal structure gives it a natural feel while offering lasting peace of mind with the safety features it provides. 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, based on FDA clinical trial data. 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 and without panicking about potential side effects. 

In fact, a recent study showed that the IDEAL IMPLANT outperforms silicone gel implants for primary augmentation over ten years. The study showed that the risk of implant rupture or deflation with the 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 silicone gel breast implants require regular MRI scans or ultrasound imaging to detect rupture. 

The IDEAL IMPLANT is offered exclusively through a select network of board-certified plastic surgeons committed to addressing women’s concerns, educating them on all of their breast augmentation and implant options, and staying up to date on the latest implant technologies. Dr. Henry 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. Henry

As you thoughtfully make decisions about your breast augmentation procedure, consider all of the options that Dr. Henry offers in addition to her experience with all types of implants, including the IDEAL IMPLANT. Ideal Implant is proud to have Dr. Henry as one of our distinguished, top surgeons because we know that she consistently creates amazing results and understands the benefits of a structured implant for her patients. Wondering how much do breast implants cost in San Francisco, CA? Contact Dr. Henry today to discuss your options. Simply call 415-997-0918 or visit drkimberlyhenry.com. Dr. Henry’s office is located at 350 Bon Air Road, Suite 1, Greenbrae, CA 94904. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants.

Get Natural Looking Breast Implants at 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.

The demand for natural looking breast implants continues to rise across the country as patients realize they have an increasing amount of options to choose from including implant type, shape, texture, and size. Breast implants today are not one-size-fits-all and there are natural looking breast implant options. Board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Joshua Cooper and Scott Sattler, at Sound Plastic Surgery perform breast augmentation procedures regularly. They will take the time in a one-on-one consultation with you to discuss your vision, lifestyle, and concerns, including your options for natural looking breast implants. As part of an exclusive group of practices that now offer the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant, Sound Plastic Surgery provides you with the latest in implant technology. 

The IDEAL IMPLANT

The IDEAL IMPLANT is the newest implant to approach the market of cosmetic surgery and is raising the bar for natural looking breast implants. Patient satisfaction is high when it comes to this implant because it has a natural look and feel with a very low risk of rupture and capsular contracture. However, in the rare case that it does rupture, women can instantly detect it just by looking in the mirror and no harm is caused to their 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. This implant provides the priceless peace of mind that all breast implant patients are looking for. The natural looking breast implants shown in the before and after photos below, as well as those on Sound Plastic Surgery’s website, will show you how the IDEAL IMPLANT combines the best of all breast implant features in one. 

Breast Augmentation With Sound Plastic Surgery

Most women have an idea in mind of the look they want when they contact Sound Plastic Surgery. 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, either Dr. Cooper or Dr. Sattler will do a thorough physical exam, take measurements, and help you create a plan for natural looking breast implants that will benefit your body and lifestyle, while achieving your personal goals. 

“I had a breast augmentation and it went perfectly. I am so impressed with the staff and the entire process! I would Recommend Dr. Cooper to  friends and family. I am 5’7, 120 lbs, was a size nothing, now I’m a size C and I am more confident than ever. It’s been just over a year and my breasts are softer and move more easily than when I first got them. I have cleavage and they are perky! I do not regret this decision at all.”

– Joscelyn E., Google Review

The experienced surgeons at Sound Plastic Surgery know how to create incredible results and satisfied patients. Because of their training, skill, and special experience with the IDEAL IMPLANT, they know how to create the beautiful, natural looking breast implants you desire like in the patient pictured below. This 28-year-old woman pictured below received IDEAL IMPLANTS filled to 260 cc placed via infra-mammary scar in the dual-plane position by Dr. Sattler.

Natural Looking Breast Implant Before and After Photos

The before and after photos above are a great example of the beautiful work that the surgeons at Sound Plastic Surgery can achieve. This patient chose the IDEAL IMPLANT and is very happy with her results. Dr. Sattler and Dr. Cooper know how to tailor each breast augmentation to the specific needs, desires, and measurements of their patients. Women from all over the country travel to and trust Sound Plastic Surgery to give them the incredible natural looking breast implants they desire. 

“I am 21 and received a breast  augmentation . . . and I could not be happier with the results. Dr. Sattler and his team were nothing less than perfection from start to finish. I always felt supported and welcomed. Dr. Sattler always answered all my questions and listened to all my wants/concerns in regards to size and possible risks. The recovery was a breeze and the follow ups were prompt. I never questioned the next step of the process because Dr. Sattler was always on top of it. Best Plastic Surgeon in Seattle hands down!”

– Julianna L., Google Review

Dr. Cooper and Dr. Sattler are plastic surgery and breast augmentation experts. They know just the right implant options to offer in order to achieve the individual look and feel that you want. With a variety of natural looking breast implants to choose from, you may have questions and concerns. The surgeons at Sound Plastic Surgery will listen to and address any concerns you have and guide you in the best direction for you personally. Whichever breast implant you choose, rest assured, your surgeon will deliver incredible results. Breast augmentation before and after photos like the ones above are proof. 

About the Surgeons at Sound Plastic Surgery

Sound Plastic Surgery is a premier Seattle area plastic surgery practice composed of two board-certified plastic surgeons: Dr. Joshua Cooper and Dr. Scott Sattler. Both surgeons are board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Both surgeons are experienced plastic surgeons with years of experience in the Seattle area and maintain the highest level of accreditation, including membership on local hospital staff. The two surgeons have a combined experience of several thousand cosmetic surgery patients over their careers.

Both doctors are known in the Seattle community for their commitment to excellent patient care, superior cosmetic surgical results, and constant innovation in their technique. All patients in the Sound Plastic Surgery practice are treated like family. Sound Plastic Surgery’s reputation in the Seattle area is built upon the support and recommendations of hundreds of happy cosmetic surgery patients. Dr. Cooper and Dr. Sattler see each and every surgical patient personally. Every step of the journey for cosmetic surgery patients is guided by the surgeon that is ultimately responsible for that patient’s outcome. Their professional staff is dedicated to our mission of excellence in cosmetic surgery. The front desk staff members, medical assistants, and patient care coordinators have been trained in the nuances of cosmetic surgery and recognize that each patient is special and deserve the best care possible.

Recent accolades for the surgeons include Dr. Cooper and Dr. Sattler being voted ‘Best Plastic Surgeon’ in Seattle Metropolitan magazine for 2016 and 2015. Both surgeons have been awarded ‘Top Doc’ status in plastic surgery by RealSelf.com. And both surgeons have recently been inducted into the RealSelf.com Hall of Fame for Plastic Surgery.

Considering natural looking breast implants in Seattle, Washington? Contact Sound Plastic Surgery today to discuss your options. Simply call 206-729-2248 or visit soundplasticsurgery.com. Sound Plastic Surgery’s 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 Surgery Cost?

There are many factors that go into play when determining the cost of breast implants. Some of these variables include location, surgery, hospital costs, anesthesiology, brand of implants chosen, and type of implants. Dr. Robert Kachenmeister is an Ideal Implant Preferred Surgeon and practices out of Orange County, California. Dr. Kachenmeister is a board certified specialist with over two-decades of experience in plastic surgery. His specialties include breast implants, mommy make-overs, and tummy tucks. In this article, we will discuss breast surgery cost and recovery from breast augmentations.

About Dr. Robert Kachenmeister, MD

Dr. Kachenmeister attended the Loma Linda University School of Medicine and received his MD in 1988. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon and is affiliated with Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, California. He holds consultations in Mission Viejo and Newport Beach, California, but is also known for serving residents as far south as San Diego. Dr. Kachenmeister is a clinical instructor at Loma Linda University Medical Center, graduated cum laude, received the Surgery Resident of the Yard award in 1990, and the Who’s Who in American College and University in 1987. He has over 35 five-star reviews on RealSelf and is a highly trusted plastic surgeon. His online reviews boast of his impressive bed-side manner, making patients feel comfortable, minimal pain and scaring, and expertise in explaining the process. 

The Average Breast Surgery Cost

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of breast implant surgery in 2019 was $3,947. Keep in mind, this cost only makes up a portion of the total price of a breast augmentation. In addition to breast surgery, patients are responsible for paying the anesthesiologist, operating room costs, and other related expenses. The type of implant chosen by the surgeon and patient can also determine costs. For example, unstructured saline breast implants are more cost effective than silicone gel implants. This is due to the increased cost of manufacturing silicone versus saline. The different brands of implants can also change the price of breast surgery cost. Some popular brands include IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants, Allergan, Mentor, and Sientra. Geographic location can also play an important role in determining the price for implants. Locations with a higher population tend to charge higher prices compared to plastic surgeons who work in more remote locations. This is simply due to demand. Typically, the total breast surgery cost ranges from $5,000 to $10,000.

Most health insurance plans do not cover breast augmentation surgery since it is an elective cosmetic surgery. Some insurance carriers even exclude coverage on breast diseases in patients who have breast implants. Prior to scheduling your breast augmentation, be sure to check with your insurance carrier to see if your plan has any breast implant restrictions. 

The more experience a surgeon has, the more likely they are to charge a premium for their experience and expertise. Many plastic surgeons including Dr. Kachenmeister offer financing plans for augmentations. If an estimate for a breast augmentation is out of your price range, be sure to ask about financing options. Remember, your comfort level and trust in the doctor should be at the forefront of your decision when choosing a plastic surgeon. 

What to Expect on the Day of Surgery

The day has finally arrived. The day when you will finally achieve your ideal look for your breasts. Many women choose to move forward with the breast surgery cost to improve their self-image and self-confidence. Prior to the day of surgery, Dr. Kachenmeister will have already conducted a consultation to determine your goals for post-surgery, which type of breast implant will help you achieve your goals, size of implants, and recovery processes. He also encourages women to come with a list of questions so that they can maximize their time during the consultation and put all of their worries at ease. 

The first step of the surgery is to put the patient under anesthesia. Dr. Kachenmeister will then make the first incision, depending on which type of incision was predetermined during the consultation. The breast implant is then inserted under the pectoral muscle or behind the breast tissue over the pectoral muscle. The position of the implant is determined depending on the method used for positioning the implant and the type of implant used. Once the implant has been placed and sized correctly, the surgeon will close the incision point. 

Most breast augmentations are outpatient surgeries, meaning patients are released the same day as the surgery. Some women may opt to stay overnight following a breast augmentation depending on circumstances. Surgery generally takes between one and two hours to perform. Once the patient has been awoken from anesthesia, post-op instructions and pain medications will be given to the patient. 

Recovery from Breast Implant Surgery

Every woman’s body is different and heals at its own pace. However, most surgeons agree that a full recovery from breast augmentations can take about six weeks. Although, many women notice that they feel normal after about one week. The first three to five days post-op tend to be the most uncomfortable and surgeons will prescribe pain medications to compensate for any pain. Following those days, most women can function with over-the-counter pain medications if needed. Most women report that they are able to return to work within a week following surgery. 

Dr. Kachenmeister will recommend that patients slowly ease back into their normal routines of exercise or daily routines. Strenuous activities such as heavy lifting or jarring activities such as running or jumping jacks should be avoided for a few weeks following surgery. 

To ensure a smooth recovery, special recovery bras are recommended. These provide implant stability as well as circulation and mild compression to ensure lymph drainage. 

Why You Can Trust Dr. Kachenmeister

Dr. Kachenmeister has over 33 years of experience and countless reviews that speak highly of his qualifications to perform breast augmentations. Considering breast implants in Orange County? Contact Dr. Robert Kachenmeister today to discuss your options. Simply call (949) 364-2277 or visit psaoc.com. Dr. Kachenmeister’s office is located at 26732 Crown Valley Parkway, Suite 585, Mission Viejo, CA 92691. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants.

How Much is it for a Breast Augmentation? Choose Dr. Carlino & the IDEAL IMPLANT®

How much is it for a breast augmentation? At Specialists in Plastic Surgery in North Carolina, you can expect to pay about $7,000 – $8,200 for that particular procedure. With a clear, upfront pricing list, patients who visit Dr. Richard Carlino for their cosmetic surgery can feel confident in the cost of their procedure, as well as their choice in a plastic surgeon. Dr. Carlino says, “With every patient, I work to combine my in-depth plastic surgery training . . . and ability as a surgeon to provide each patient with extraordinary results.”

Dr. Carlino has over 19 years of experience as a plastic surgeon and has helped countless patients achieve their desired look with both surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures. Dr. Carlino was recently recognized as an Ideal Implant Preferred Surgeon due to his expertise working with IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants. These new implants were developed using the latest technology, and give women the beautiful, natural look they want with peace of mind.

Your Breast Implant Options Explained

Every person’s body is unique, so certain breast implants are going to look different depending on your specific size and shape and how much breast tissue you already have. Right now women have three main options for breast implants: unstructured saline implants, silicone gel breast implants, and IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants

Silicone gel breast implants have been a popular choice for many years, because they give you a rounded, full look, while also feeling very similar to breast tissue. There are a lot of different brands and types of silicone gel-filled implants out there, including “gummy bear” implants, which have a very firm, cohesive gel inside of the silicone shell. However, what you may not know about silicone gel implants is that they can silently rupture any time after your breast augmentation, and you may not know about it until weeks, months, or even years later. A silent rupture is when the outer silicone shell tears or rips, causing silicone gel to slowly leak out and be in contact with tissue. 

In a 2017 Independent Survey, Women’s Preferences in Breast Implants, “98% of women reported they would be somewhat to constantly concerned about silent rupture with silicone gel implants.” The FDA recommends women with silicone gel-filled implants obtain MRIs or ultrasounds every two-to-three years after primary breast augmentation to check for silent ruptures. These imaging procedures are expensive and insurance won’t cover them, so most women elect not to get them, despite the FDA’s recommendations. 

With the IDEAL IMPLANT, there is no need to worry about silent rupture. That’s because if your implant tears or breaks, you’ll be able to tell with a quick glance in the mirror. Your implant won’t completely deflate due to the unique dual-chamber design, but it will be noticeable enough that you’ll know it’s happened. Many women appreciate that the IDEAL IMPLANT is filled with a sterile saline solution, which is harmlessly reabsorbed by the body if a rupture occurs. Based on FDA clinical trial data, the IDEAL IMPLANT  only has a 3.7% rupture rate over ten years, whereas silicone gel-filled implants are more likely to rupture, with anywhere from a 8.7% to a 24.2% rupture rate.

The IDEAL IMPLANT also feels almost identical to a silicone gel-filled breast implant, due to its advanced design. While an unstructured saline implant tends to ripple and wrinkle like a water balloon, the IDEAL IMPLANT keeps its shape because a series of nested shells hold the saline in place so it doesn’t slosh and move around. Women and surgeons agree that the IDEAL IMPLANT looks and feels natural. 

How Much is it for a Breast Augmentation: Your Personal Consultation

When you come in for a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Carlino, you’ll sit down with him to discuss your personal goals and expectations for your breast augmentation. It’s important that you outline what you’re hoping to achieve out of the procedure so that Dr. Carlino can determine if your aesthetic goals are realistic or not. He will present your implant choices to you and talk you through what will happen before, during, and after your surgery. 

At your consultation, you’ll be able to step into the Vectra 3D Imaging system to plan your breast augmentation. This imaging system will take six photos that are turned into a 3D image by the computer, allowing you to see what your new breasts will look like from all different angles. With up-to-date information on breast implant sizes and shapes, the Vectra system visually approximates the changes in your appearance that can be expected after your breast augmentation.

Learn About Dr. Carlino

At Specialists in Plastic Surgery, Dr. Richard E. Carlino strives to offer patients an extraordinary level of expertise in a very individual and personalized setting. Dr. Carlino attended medical school at Rutgers Medical School in Piscataway, New Jersey. From there on, he completed his general surgery residency at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and his plastic surgery residency at Duke University Medical Center. He also completed his hand fellowship at Kleinert Hand Center in Louisville, Kentucky, and his cleft lip/cleft palate fellowship in Taipei, Taiwan.

Dr. Carlino is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a member of numerous medical societies, including: the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, the North Carolina Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Why Patients Choose Dr. Carlino for their Procedure

There are a lot of surgeons out there who could perform your breast augmentation, and it’s important that you pick someone who has the right knowledge, skills, and experience to help you achieve beautiful results. Still wondering, “how much is it for a breast augmentation?” When you step into Dr. Carlino’s office, you’ll have this question answered in detail, along with any others you might have.

“Very pleased with the results. Dr Carlino exceeded my expectations. He is very personable and an outstanding surgeon. I appreciate the care I received from the staff as well. Can’t imagine a better experience anywhere.”

Google review from Colleen M.

Considering breast implants in Raleigh, North Carolina? Contact Dr. Carlino today to discuss your options. Simply call (919) 785-0505 or visit specialistsinplasticsurgery.com. Dr. Carlino’s office is located at 3633 Harden Road Raleigh, NC 27607. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants.

How Much is Breast Augmentation Surgery? Your Options Explained

How much is breast augmentation surgery? A breast augmentation can range in price from $6,000 to $12,000, but many factors affect the total cost. While price is an important factor to consider, before you undergo a breast augmentation be sure your plastic surgeon has your best interests at heart. Seek out a surgeon with the education, skills, and experience to deliver the results you want. 

In Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Peter Geldner has over 20 years of experience in cosmetic surgery procedures. “I still get tremendous satisfaction from seeing the psychological and physical transformations that my patients experience following surgery,” Dr. Geldner says. “They revitalize their lives and do things they haven’t done in years.”

Dr. Geldner was recently recognized as an Ideal Implant Preferred Surgeon due to his extensive expertise working with IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants, the latest technology in breast augmentation. The unique design of this new implant allows women to have the best of both worlds: a beautiful look and peace of mind. 

What is the IDEAL IMPLANT?

The IDEAL IMPLANT is a structured breast implant that was designed by a plastic surgeon to give women a breast implant option that had the look and feel of silicone gel and the peace of mind of saline. While both unstructured saline and silicone gel implants have been on the market for many years, they both come with compromises that women do not want to settle for. 

Unstructured saline implants tend to ripple and wrinkle and feel less like breast tissue due to their design. These implants have no structure to hold the saline in place, and are often compared to a “water balloon”.

Silicone gel implants feel natural, but come with a risk of silent rupture, which means the implant can tear or break without your knowledge. Silent ruptures can only be detected with an MRI or ultrasound  scan, yet many women don’t follow the FDA recommendations to obtain these scans every two-to-three years because they don’t want to pay the expensive out-of-pocket cost.

With the IDEAL IMPLANT, a series of nested shells hold the saline solution in place so it doesn’t slosh around and feel unnatural. In case of a rupture, its unique two-chamber design provides a greater chance the implant won’t deflate completely and you can get it replaced at a convenient time. You also don’t have to worry about silent rupture, a quick glance in the mirror and you will know if your  implants are intact. The IDEAL IMPLANT also comes with a lower rate of rupture and capsular contracture when compared to silicone gel-filled implants, which are both common breast implant complications. 

Placed side-by-side, many patients and even doctors can’t tell the difference between the feel of a silicone gel-filled implant and the IDEAL IMPLANT. Women love the new technology IDEAL IMPLANT because they are able to achieve the same look and natural feel they desire with silicone gel-filled breast implants without the worry  of silent rupture. 

How Much is Breast Augmentation Surgery: Your Personal Consultation

When you come in for a consultation with Dr. Geldner, you’ll be able to discuss your personal goals and desires when it comes to breast augmentation. Dr. Geldner will go over all your options with you and help you pick the best breast implant type and size for your body. You can ask about how to prepare for your surgery, your pricing options, what your recovery will be like, and anything else you’re worried or concerned about.

You’ll also be able to see 3D photos of yourself with Dr. Geldner’s VECTRA 3D imaging system. This technology creates a simulation of your potential look after surgery. You’ll be able to really visualize how your breasts will look after your procedure and it can help you decide if what you think you want is what you actually want.

About Dr. Geldner

Peter D. Geldner, MD, is one of Chicago’s master plastic surgeons and founder of The Geldner Center in Chicago and Hinsdale, IL. Dr. Geldner collaborates with patients to assure the proper procedure is performed and the best possible results are achieved.

A native of Warsaw, Poland and raised in Israel, Dr. Geldner immigrated to the United States at age six and went on to attend Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Geldner continued his studies at the University of Wisconsin at Madison Medical School. Upon graduation, his training led him to the University of Chicago where he served as a General Surgery Resident and began his plastic surgery residency. Dr. Geldner furthered his experience at Wayne State University in Detroit and the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, where he completed his residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1993, Dr. Geldner serves as Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He also serves as a Clinical Instructor at the University of Chicago, Department of Surgery, Section of Plastic Surgery.

Choose Dr. Geldner for Your Procedure

You’ve already Googled, “how much is breast augmentation surgery?” and you’ve been thinking about it for a long time. Why wait any longer? On Realself.com, 97% of patients say their breast augmentation was “worth it.” Patients who select Dr. Geldner for their breast augmentation enjoy a positive experience and amazing results. 

“My experience with Dr. Geldner and his staff was exceptional. I was treated with the utmost respect and professionalism. Having surgery was a huge step for me. The support and encouragement I received at each visit; plus the results, has made me realize that I made the best decision. I’m so happy with the results!”

Realself.com review from muthamary

“My experience with Dr. Geldner and staff has been amazing!! I enjoyed his professionalism, expertise, honesty and most importantly the results were impressive and beautiful. He is definitely talented and I highly recommend him.”

Realself.com review from Welcome110

Considering breast implants in Chicago? Contact Dr. Geldner today to discuss your options. Simply call (312) 981-4440 or visit mygeldnercenter.com. Dr. Geldner’s offices are located at 680 North Lake Shore Drive, Suite 1325 Chicago, IL 60611, and 12 Salt Creek Lane, Suite 315, Hinsdale, IL 60521. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants.

Visualizing Natural Implants With Dr. Tehrani

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.

What comes to mind when you think about your ideal breast augmentation results? Perhaps you want to look good in a swimsuit, or address asymmetry that makes bra shopping a nightmare. Maybe you want to reverse the clock by getting implants with a breast lift. Many women start with the goal of simply feeling more confident in their own skin, leading them to search for natural implants that will make them feel beautiful. A skilled plastic surgeon can help you reach your aesthetic goals and allow you to shed insecurities safely and effectively. Find out how you can get your ideal breast augmentation results with the help of renowned board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Kevin Tehrani.

Breast Augmentation Before and After

Before you schedule your consultation with Dr. Tehrani at Aristocrat Plastic Surgery it is helpful to look at before and after pictures and set realistic expectations. While every woman is different, looking at these pictures will give you a good idea of what is possible through breast augmentation. Below are the before and after pictures of a female patient who wanted to increase her breast size and address asymmetry. Using the latest breast implant technology, the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant, Dr. Tehrani was able to turn her vision into reality.

Visualizing Your Ideal Results

Looking at before and after pictures like the ones above will help you create aesthetic goals. You can visualize how implants will look once placed, discover why implant placement is important, and learn how to get the look of natural implants. Here are a few things to consider as you make aesthetic goals for yourself.

  • Your Ideal Size: As you look at before and after pictures you will notice fill volume is not equivalent to cup size. Two women with 350cc implants will have different results because of existing breast tissue, implant placement, and chest measurements. Instead of focusing on a specific fill volume, think about your ideal cup size and find pictures of women with similar measurements as you to show Dr. Tehrani.
  • Implant Placement: Is it better to place the implant above the muscle or below the muscle? While there are plenty of opinions thrown around online the truth is the best placement will be based on your specific body composition, lifestyle, and desired results. Dr. Tehrani will walk you through these options and explain the benefits and compromises of each so you can make an informed decision.
  • Implant Type: There are three types of breast implants, each with unique characteristics. Unstructured saline (essentially a water balloon), silicone gel, and IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants are all available at Aristocrat Plastic Surgery. At your consultation you will learn about factors to consider such as unstructured saline implant rippling, “silent rupture” in silicone gel implants, and how you can get a natural implant look with peace of mind using the IDEAL IMPLANT.
  • Surgical Incisions: Your surgical incision is an unavoidable part of getting a breast augmentation, but there are options for where your incision is placed. Under the breast crease, around the nipple, and under the arm are the most common incision sites. Dr. Tehrani is one of the few plastic surgeons in the nation to offer transumbilical breast augmentation, or TUBA. This technique places the incision at the navel, or through an existing scar such as one from a C-section, in order to hide the tell-tale breast augmentation incision. If you are interested in this technique, make a consultation today to learn more.
  • Combination Surgery: In order to achieve your aesthetic goals you may need to consider a combination surgery such as a breast augmentation with a lift, tummy tuck, or liposuction. These procedures are commonly combined in a mommy makeover. Dr. Tehrani will create an individualized treatment plan to help you reach all of your aesthetic goals in a safe and effective way.

Finding Options for Natural Implants and More

As you think about your aesthetic goals and search before and after pictures, keep in mind that every woman’s body is unique. For a successful surgical outcome you need a surgeon who recognizes this and offers a wide range of options to meet every woman’s needs. Unfortunately, many surgeons do not offer all the available options to their patients. Dr. Tehrani recognizes the need to make individualized treatment plans, and is dedicated to providing options like the IDEAL IMPLANT for a natural looking result.

Dr. Tehrani was one of the first board-certified plastic surgeons to begin offering the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant, and was named an Ideal Implant Preferred Surgeon because of his extensive experience using the implant. The internal structure of the IDEAL IMPLANT gives women natural looking results by reducing the risk of rippling and providing stability. Because the implant is filled with saline, there is no need for repeated MRIs or ultrasounds to check for a silent rupture as with silicone gel implants, and the saline is naturally absorbed by the body if a rupture does occur. To discuss your implant and surgery options and find out if you are a good candidate for the IDEAL IMPLANT visit Dr. Tehrani today.

Natural Implants And Outstanding Results From Dr. Tehrani

Dr. Tehrani is one of the leading plastic surgeons in New York, praised not only for his surgical skill but also for his attention to aesthetic details. In addition to seeing patients as the founder and director of Aristocrat Plastic Surgery, Dr. Tehrani serves as Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Surgery at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Tehrani has been voted by his peers as one of the top 10 plastic surgeons in New York for his expertise in surgery and exceptional patient outcomes. 

At Aristocrat Plastic Surgery, Dr. Tehrani and his staff have created a welcoming environment in which you can explore your options for aesthetic enhancement. Whether you are looking for a highly individualized combination surgery like a mommy makeover, or a quick botox touch-up, Dr. Tehrani is here to help you reach your goals. He is dedicated to staying up to date with the latest safe and effective treatments so his patients can get results that look natural. Implants, injectables, lifts, and more are performed with utmost skill and precision, leaving Dr. Tehrani’s patients satisfied with their results and eager to refer others to the office. In fact, recent patient wrote, 

“Dr. Tehrani is simply the best of the best. He surrounds himself with knowledgeable, friendly staff who make you feel right at home. Dr.Tehrani gets to the heart of what you feel self-conscious about and uses his immense experience and expertise to fix it. He also uses your best assets and enhances them. No one guessed I had had Botox and filler — they just marvelled at how good I looked. That’s the sign of a true genius!” 

Google review from Nancy K.

Considering breast implants in New York or Great Neck? Contact Dr. Kevin Tehrani today to discuss your options. Simply call (212) 439-9900 or (516) 498-9790, or visit aristocratps.com. Dr. Tehrani’s offices are located at 33 West 56th Street, New York, NY 10019, and 560 Northern Boulevard, Suite 109, Great Neck, Long Island, NY 11021. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants.

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.