Category Archives: Breast Implants

Natural Breast Augmentation With Sientra® Implants

Breast augmentation with Sientra implants for natural results

A lot of the patients who come to see me for breast augmentation in the Tacoma and Seattle area want to know which breast implants will look the most natural. Although different options work best for different patients, Sientra’s shaped silicone implants are commonly chosen due to a number of benefits: A natural look: Sientra implants come in round and…

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Making a Case for Saline Implants

Chicago plastic surgeon makes a case for saline implants versus silicone implants.

Across the country, silicone breast implants are experiencing a surge in popularity. But the story is a bit different among my breast augmentation patients in Chicago. Silicone implants can create beautiful results, to be sure — and patients are taking notice. A statistical survey from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons® revealed that 72% of breast implants placed last year…

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Are Textured Implants Right for You?

Chicago plastic surgeon discusses which implant is best, smooth or textured.

Many of the women who come to my practice near Chicago for breast augmentation come to me with an idea of the size and type of implants they want. There are some factors women tend to be less sure about, though, even if they have done a lot of research. One such factor is breast implant texture. Breast implants come…

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Myth Buster: Silicone Implants Won’t Explode at High Altitude

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The Discovery Channel’s “MythBusters” covers a wide range of topics across the globe, but as a plastic surgeon in Sacramento, one episode that evaluated a myth about breast implants stood out to me. The Myth: Silicone breast implants can explode at high altitude or low air pressure. The Result: They “busted” the myth, proving it inaccurate. They discovered that, when measured…

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Silicone Breast Implant Safety: Resources You Need

Illinois breast augmentation surgeon discusses safety features related to breast implants.

After over a decade of study, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of silicone gel implants for the majority of breast surgery patients in November 2006. But that was nowhere near the final word on silicone gel implant safety. Many women who received older versions of silicone implants in the 1980s continue to claim that they…

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