When choosing a plastic surgeon for breast augmentation surgery, you want someone who is experienced with an exceptional reputation. It is common for women to research types of implants, over the muscle implants, and the benefits and disadvantages of each type. Many women also visit multiple plastic surgeons before deciding on a surgeon to perform the procedure. It is no surprise that the majority of women in the Mobile, AL, area choose Dr. Christopher Park at The Park Clinic. With more than 13 years of experience in his practice with an impressive education and background, performing more than 10 breast surgeries a week, he is the most trusted plastic surgeon in the area. If you are considering breast surgery of any kind, including augmentation, lift, reconstructive, or reduction breast surgery, here is what you can expect from start to finish.
What to Expect at a Breast Augmentation Consultation
When patients arrive at The Park Clinic Plastic Surgery, they will be greeted by the friendly staff. Dr. Park, a Premier Surgeon for Ideal Implant, sets aside a significant amount of time for each consultation because he needs to know exactly what the patient’s end goal is, as well as what type of breast tissue he will be working with in order to recommend the breast implant that is right for each patient. Dr. Park educates patients on all of the options including under or over the muscle implants for breast surgery to achieve their goals. He explains,
“During a consultation, we determine if patients are trying to get back some fullness that they lost with age, weight loss, or pregnancy. We determine if the end goal is to enhance what they have, what they never had, or go bigger than they ever were. We spend a significant amount of time during the consultation with each patient because in today’s world, there is a lot of information about cosmetic breast implant surgery and we want each person to be fully educated and comfortable with their decision.”
Types of Implants
There are multiple types of implants and manufacturers of each implant type. It can be common for surgeons to get used to a certain type of implant or brand, but at The Park Clinic, Dr. Park feels it is his duty as a plastic surgeon to offer everything that is on the market and validated to be a reasonable choice for each patient. He also tells women the benefits of depth placement. Some women choose for under the muscle and others opt for over the muscle implants. There are silicone implants, unstructured saline implants, and the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant.
By using the patient’s characteristics and desires, Dr. Park makes recommendations of all the various options. Silicone gel implants are known for being natural feeling and looking. However, one compromise is that they have a risk of rupturing. Though the risk is low, in the event of a rupture, it could require an ultrasound or an MRI to detect the rupture. Silicone gel ruptures should be detected early and require medical attention.
Unstructured saline implants have a less natural look and feel, when compared to silicone gel, but in the unlikely event that it ruptures, the body is easily able to absorb the saline and no imaging is required.
The IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant marries the best of both worlds when it comes to unstructured saline and silicone gel. The internal structure of the IDEAL IMPLANT is what makes it unique. Within the implant, there are multiple shells, causing the saline filling to look and feel as natural as silicone. The multiple shells also prevent the saline from rippling or folding in over the muscle implants.
Women can achieve the natural look and feel of silicone, with the safety of saline when they choose the IDEAL IMPLANT. “Each time I use the IDEAL IMPLANT, I am very pleased with the results. I have not regretted it a single time and I have yet to see one rupture. It deserves to have a higher awareness than it currently has. Plenty of people come into my office and mention Ideal, but I do have to educate many patients on all of their options,” says Dr. Park. The nature of the structure makes it nearly impossible for even an experienced surgeon to tell the difference between silicone gel implant and saline if in an IDEAL IMPLANT.
Variance of Implant Characteristics
Different implants have different shapes, sizes, textures, and contours. Surgeons can also place the implants at different depths within the breast wall. Doing so gives different projections, shapes, and sizes. “During the consultation, we discuss which way we want to put the implant in and whether we need to do a lift at the same time. It is also during this time that we determine the depth that we’re going to put the implant, whether it’s over the muscle implants, under the fascia, or under the muscle,” says Dr. Park. One of the advantages of saline implants in general is that you do not have to make the final decision on the size in the office two weeks prior to the operation. There is some wiggle room on the table with saline implants as opposed to silicone.
Why Dr. Chris Park is the top Choice in Mobile, AL
“I have spent all of my time and effort to try to have a very professional, supportive, and communicative practice. We keep all lines of communication open. Patients come first, no matter what,” says Dr. Park. He also makes it easy to contact him personally. He says he takes pride in the fact that any patient who emails him, can get an answer from him directly.
The friendly and experienced staff consists of Dr. Park, an associate partner, a physician’s assistant, and a cosmetic coordinator with more than 25 years of experience that can answer nearly any question for patients. All of the breast operations are completed in certified operating rooms using anesthesiologists and certified registered nurse anesthetists. This is in an effort to put the patient’s safety first.
Considering over the muscle implants in Mobile? Contact Dr. Christopher Park today to discuss your options. Simply call (251) 340-6600 or visit theparkplasticsurgery.com. Dr. Park’s office is located at 3153 Dauphin Street, Mobile, AL, 36606. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants.