Silicone Breast Implants Las Vegas
Like saline breast implants, silicone implants have a flexible outer shell made of silicone. However, the silicone implant is filled with a thick silicone gel. Now fully approved by the FDA, silicone breast implants also come in a wider variety of sizes, shapes, and profiles.
Saline Breast Implants Las Vegas
Comprised of a silicone outer shell filled with a saline solution, saline breast implants come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and profiles.
Because saline implants are filled after they are inserted into the breasts, small adjustments in size can be made to improve symmetry. While it is generally thought that smaller incisions are needed for saline implants (because they are inserted empty), Dr. Herte uses small incisions for both silicone and saline implants; the size of the incision relates to accurate placement and careful surgery, rather than the size of the implant. Another advantage to saline-filled implants is that if an implant ruptures, the saline solution is absorbed by the body without harm. And when a saline implant deflates, you may be alerted quickly to the problem.
Saline implants feel a bit less natural and their shell is more likely to have wrinkles that you can see or feel especially if you are quite thin. However, by placing the implant beneath the chest muscle, Dr. Herte can help overcome this disadvantage of saline implants for patients at our Las Vegas Plastic Surgery center, showcasing the feel of your own tissue, for a more natural look and feel. Saline implants generally have a shorter lifespan than silicone implants as well, and a full deflation may be abrupt causing a “social emergency”.
Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Implant Surgery
Who Is A Good Candidates For Breast Implants?
As with all plastic surgery procedures, breast augmentation with implants is most successful when you have realistic expectations. Enhancing the size and shape of the breasts will change your physique. This can result in heightened feelings of self-esteem, but cannot help you overcome a negative body image if this has been a problem for you in the past. Discussing your concerns and expectations with Dr. Herte, you will be able to make an informed and confident decision about breast implant surgery.
Breast Implants vs. Other Procedures
There are two ways in which the breasts may be enhanced. In many cases, breast implant surgery is ideal. The insertion of well proportioned implants adds volume and shape. It may also lift the breasts somewhat. Depending on the condition of skin and breast tissue, some women may choose breast lift as opposed to implants. Dr. Herte provides the full extent of information needed to choose which approach to breast enhancement is right for each patient.
Where Is The Placement Of Breast Implants?
In addition to the size, type, and shape of implants, placement is an important consideration. Implants may be placed either above or below the muscle of the chest wall. The benefit of submuscular placement is that the additional tissue over the implant can improve the shape of the breasts. In women with little natural breast tissue, this is particularly important because the goal is to “hide” the implant, not to make it an obvious, artificial structure on the chest.
To achieve the most natural appearance, augmented breasts should retain a slight slope at the top. An overly rounded breast may not look as natural as desired. The pressure that is placed on the implant by muscle tissue facilitates this slope. In most cases where saline implants are chosen, their stiffness requires this pressure.
What Can I Expect From A Breast Implant Procedure?
Breast implant surgery is performed in an accredited outpatient surgery facility under general anesthesia. You will sleep during the procedure, which usually takes about an hour. After we monitor you for a short time, you will be able to go home to complete your recovery. Most patients are back to their normal routine within about 7 to 10 days. This excludes heavy lifting or strenuous exercise. While you may be able to work and perform most of your usual tasks, you may notice that your breasts feel “tight” or sensitive for a month or so. Depending on the size and type of implant you have selected, you will notice that your breasts continue to “settle” for up to two months. Click to view before and after photos of Dr. Herte’s breast implant patient’s results.
Will Breast Implants Cause Stretch Marks?
Women considering breast implant surgery may worry that the quick growth will cause stretch marks. The risk of permanent marks is very low, because the skin over breasts tends to be quite elastic and resilient.