Breast Implant in Plano, TX
Breast implants are a personal choice when it comes to cosmetic surgery and helping women achieve fuller, shapelier breasts to enhance their appearance. At the Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center of Texas, we offer two breast implant options and other breast surgeries to women living in Frisco, Dallas, Plano, and the neighboring Texas communities.
Breast Implants in Plano, TX
If you’ve been thinking about getting breast implants, consider the Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center of Texas. With years of experience and a friendly and helpful staff, we can help make your decision an easy one.
What is the Difference Between Silicone and Saline Breast Implants?
The outer shell of both silicone and saline implants is made of solid silicone material. Silicone gel breast implants are filled with silicone gel, which is a semi-solid form of silicone. On the other hand, saline-filled breast implants, while comprised of a solid silicone outer shell, are filled with the same kind of salt water that is used in I.V. fluids.
These implants vary in shell surface (i.e., smooth or textured), volume, shell thickness, profile and shape (i.e., round or anatomical). The breast implants are filled with sterile saline during the augmentation surgery; they are carefully checked to determine the exact amount of saline needed to achieve the patient’s goals and the best symmetry. If a saline implant should rupture, the body will absorb the saline.
What is the IDEAL IMPLANT®?
Our board-certified plastic surgeons are now offering the IDEAL IMPLANT® as an additional option for breast augmentation. This new, saline-filled implant has a round, smooth surface that looks and feels similar to silicone gel implants, yet it was developed to provide women an alternative to the original saline-filled implants or silicone gel-filled implants. The IDEAL IMPLANT® is structured with two separate chambers for holding the saline filler, creating a safe, natural-looking and feeling breast implant option for women seeking to feel more confident.
What are the Benefits of the IDEAL IMPLANT®?
Dual chamber is another option to the traditional saline implants that only a few practices can offer.
· Looks and feels like a silicone gel implant
· Integrity of the implant is reassured just by looking in the mirror
When considering augmentation mammoplasty, patients should be fully informed of their options, benefits and risks. Call the Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center of Texas for more information regarding the IDEAL IMPLANT and other breast implant options.
Are Silicone Gel Breast Implants Safe?
Silicone gel implants have received a lot of controversial attention over the past decade and more. Some women have claimed that silicone implants cause a variety of ailments, such as connective tissue disorders (CTD) or autoimmune diseases. In 1992, the FDA imposed a moratorium on silicone gel implants which meant that silicone implants would no longer be available for the general public. (However, in certain situations, these implants have been utilized, but under very strict guidelines.)
In 2000, the Institute of Medicine published its findings on the safety of silicone gel breast implants. This highly regarded scientific panel concluded that silicone gel implants do not increase the risk of autoimmune diseases such as lupus or cancer, as has been suggested in legal claims filed against silicone implant manufacturers. Instead, the Institute found that localized problems that may occur in the area of the breast implant were the primary concern. What is important to remember is the fact that there are no known causes for these CTD or autoimmune diseases, whether they occur in a woman with or without silicone gel breast implants.
In April of 2005, an FDA advisory panel recommended allowing certain silicone gel breast implants to be returned to the market; however, women seeking these should be aware of the strict conditions required. Among these conditions is that only board certified plastic surgeons are allowed to insert these implants.
The best implant type for you will be discussed at your consultation with our board certified plastic surgeons of the Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center of Texas.
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Surface of Implants
Another variable in breast implant types is the surface of the device. It may be either smooth or textured (i.e., multiple fine bumps on the surface).
The best implant surface for you will be discussed at your consultation with our board certified plastic surgeons of the Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center of Texas.
Breast Implant Positions
Two options exist for positioning of the implant. In both cases, our board certified plastic surgeons will create a pocket where the implant will be placed. In the subglandular position, the implant is placed beneath the breast tissue but on top of the pectoralis muscle. In the submuscular position, the implant is placed either partially or completely beneath the pectoralis major muscle. In both cases, the breast implants will be centered underneath the nipples.
There are pros and cons of each of these placement positions. In general, the submuscular position provides an extra layer of muscle coverage and may offer less interference with mammograms. The subglandular position offers less postoperative discomfort and quicker recovery time.
The risks and benefits of each position (subglandular or submuscular) will be discussed in your consultation with our board certified plastic surgeons.
Do Breast Implants Increase My Risk for Cancer?
Although there’s no factual evidence that breast implants can cause cancer, it is possible that they could change how a mammogram is completed to identify cancerous cells. Women should begin yearly mammograms between the ages of 40 and 45. When you schedule a mammogram, find a radiology center with experienced staff members who are trained to take photos and X-rays of patients with breast implants from multiple angles. Another helpful option for some women is an ultrasound exam, which can discover lumps or asses an implant more closely.
Most patients do not have such complications, but it is still important to discuss them with one of our board-certified surgeons to make sure that you fully understand the risks that are associated with breast implants.
What Happens During My Consultation?
During your consultation, you will discuss the details of breast implants and augmentation in Plano, Texas with our plastic surgeon who will answer any questions you may have.
To see the results that can be achieved with breast implants, please view before and after photos of past patients. In addition, we encourage you to read patient testimonials to get an idea of the care offered at the Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center of Texas.
Picking the right breast implant option is a personal decision. At the Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center of Texas, we offer a couple breast implant options and other breast surgeries to women living in Frisco, Dallas, Plano, and the neighboring Texas communities.