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Category Archives: Breast Implants

The Different Kinds of Breast Implants

Many people may be unaware that there are three FDA-approved companies that make different kinds of breast implants.  These companies are Mentor, Allergan, and Sientra.  Here at we use Mentor products for our breast augmentation surgeries.  While it is not necessarily better to choose one brand over another, we are happy with the quality of […]

What is a surgical bra?

Whenever we perform a breast procedure, which could be a breast augmentation, reduction, or lift, we typically require our patients to wear a surgical bra while they recover from their surgery. A surgical bra is one that is typically made out of high quality fabrics with no dye, wires, or excessive trim. The typical surgical […]

How is breast implant surgery performed?

A breast implant surgery also known as an augmentation mammaplasty is a procedure used to enhance one’s own breasts or reconstruct absent or asymmetric breasts. Breast implant surgery is performed by inserting a silicone or saline implant into the breast, either under the breast tissue, or under the chest wall muscle known as the pectoralis […]

How do I know if my implants are leaking?

Anytime someone has breast implants done, invariably we are asked  how do I know if my implants are leaking? First off, it’s very rare for implants to leak so any symptoms you feel are probably not due to leaking implants. Second, it depends on whether you have saline implants or silicone implants. If a saline implant leaks, […]

Are breast silicone implants harmful if they leak?

We have seen a very low number of FDA approved silicone implants leak. Most silicone implants will end up lasting a lifetime. However, there have been many large studies (link) that have proven silicone implants are just as safe as saline. In fact, the amount of leakage is less from a silicone implant (link) than a saline implant meaning the silicone implant will keep its shape longer. This is why today most breast augmentations and reconstructions are done with silicone implants.

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