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Breast Augmentation - Saline Implants

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Breast Augmentation - Silicone Implants

At The Plastic Surgery Group, our surgeons offer a variety of breast implants in sizes, types, and styles to give you personalized, natural-looking enhancements. When it comes to choosing breast implants, the women who visit in Albany, NY can be confident that our experienced, board-certified plastic surgeons will do all they can to make the decision process straightforward and effortless.

To learn more about your breast implant options, request a free cosmetic consultationrequest a free cosmetic consultation at our office in Albany for breast augmentation or call us at (518) 438-0505. Women interested in the latest breast implants visit us from Syracuse, Saratoga Springs, and Troy, NY, and cities throughout the Capital District.

What is the right size for my breast implants?

When you choose The Plastic Surgery Group for your breast augmentation, you won't make this decision alone; your surgeon will help you choose the breast implant size best suited for the enhanced look you want. It's important to understand that breast implants do not come in cup sizes like bras; implants are sized by volume (cubic centimeters, or cc). Your surgeon will determine the right implant size for you based on specific physical features, such as the amount of breast tissue you have right now, and the breast size you'd like to have.

During your consultation, you will have the opportunity to point out to your surgeon photos of women whose breasts are the size you'd like to have. In addition to the patient photo gallery on this website, we have many photos available for review in our office.

We also offer the Mentor® Volume Sizing System, a set of flexible, silicone forms that are contoured to fit over your breasts and in a bra. With sizes that range from 150 cc to 650 cc, these forms give you a close approximation of how you could look with a variety of implant sizes.

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Case 1247, Breast Augmentation

Surgeon: Jeffrey Rockmore, MD

* This patient was extremely unsatisfied with her breast size and was seeking a more permanent solution to help her achieve her aesthetic goals, rather than just wearing a padded bra. She wished to increase her breast size from an A cup to a C cup so we decided to use 330 cc moderate profile silicone implants.  The moderate profile implants were used for her since she wanted to look as conservative as possible.  These had sufficient width to narrow the space between her breasts and create nice cleavage.  The patient is shown 3 months after her augmantation and is extremely happy with the results.

*Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Case 1006, Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift

Surgeon: Douglas Hargrave, MD

* This 37-year-old woman was unhappy with the current shape of her breasts. She has had 5 children and lost 50 lbs. Procedure: Breast Lift with Augmentation Mastopexy (implants) using 450 cc high profile silicone implants.

*Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Case 948, Breast Augmentation

Surgeon: Susan Gannon, MD

* 19 year old female who underwent breast augmentation. A 325 cc saline implant filled to 350 cc was used.

*Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Case 1213, Breast Augmentation

Surgeon: Steven Lynch, MD

* This is a 34 year old mother of two who presents with so many very attractive areas of her body but her breasts just did not fit her body image.  She desired to increase the size of her breasts from her present A cup.  After reviewing many pictures and taking her compressed volume into consideration, then 525 cc saline moderate plus implants were chosen.  They were placed under the muscle with an IM incision (at the breast crease).  The patient is seen at 4 months post op and really has a very nice result.  Very happy patient and very happy doctor.  Confidence is beautiful !!

*Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Is saline or silicone best?

When it comes to choosing between saline and silicone breast implants, there's no right decision; each variety has its own set of pros and cons. The FDA has approved saline implants for cosmetic use in patients who are at least 18 years old, and silicone gel implants for cosmetic use in women 22 and older. There is no age restriction for either type of implant when used for breast reconstruction. Your surgeon will consider your body type, lifestyle, and desired outcome when helping you choose between saline and silicone. The chart below compares available implant types.

Saline and Silicone Breast Implant Comparison
Implant Type Advantages Brands & Styles
Implant Type
Saline
Advantages
  • FDA-approved
  • No restrictions on incision placement
  • Volume can be adjusted after placement
  • Less expensive than silicone
  • With rupture, saline is naturally absorbed
Brands & Styles
Mentor® saline,
Allergan Natrelle®
Implant Type
Cohesive Silicone Gel
Advantages
  • FDA-approved
  • Lighter weight than saline
  • Less likely to ripple or wrinkle than saline
  • More natural look and feel than saline
Brands & Styles
Mentor MemoryGel®,
Allergan Natrelle®
Implant Type
Form-Stable Silicone
("Gummy Bear")
Advantages
  • FDA-approved
  • Lighter weight than saline
  • Less likely to ripple or wrinkle than saline
  • More natural look and feel than saline
  • Will not leak or deflate when cut or punctured.
Brands & Styles
Sientra®,
Silimed®,
Allergan Natrelle® 410,
Mentor MemoryShape™
Mentor Sientra Allergan

What other choices do I need to make?

Your surgeon will review the following additional choices that will further personalize your breast augmentation results:

  • Shape: We offer both round and teardrop-shaped implants.
  • Profile: You have choices for the implant width and depth (how far the implant projects outward from your chest).
  • Texture: The outer covering of both saline and silicone implants is made of an elastic silicone polymer, but the surface can be smooth or textured.
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