If you are interested in breast augmentation and have questions about the types of breast implants available to you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Villanueva or Dr. Ritu Chopra, two of the best Rancho Mirage breast augmentation experts.
Breast augmentation is one of the most popular types of plastic surgery in the U.S. With this procedure, you can add to the size of your breasts and aid in the correction of breast asymmetry. Many women choose to have breast augmentation after a pregnancy and breastfeeding, especially as a part of a mommy makeover because it restores her breasts to their pre-childbirth shape.
Breast implants are medical devices that increases breast size or reconstructs lost breast tissue after a mastectomy. The implants are available in a variety of shapes and sizes. Women look for the type of implants that gives them a natural look and feel.
So what type of breast implant is better for you? Silicone or saline? That is a crucial decision you have to make based on what is suitable for your body. Your plastic surgeon may have a preference but it is ultimately your own personal preference that matters. Talk to Dr. Villanueva or Dr. Chopra to discuss which implant best fits you and your particular needs.
Whether silicone and saline, both types of implants are durable and have an outer shell made out of silicone. Where they differ in in their consistency, appearance and touch.
Saline implants are filled with a sterile salt water solution similar to your own bodily fluids. The solution is deemed safe upon rupture or leak and blends in with the body safely. The implants are inserted in the chest empty and filled once in place.
Silicone implants are pre-filled with silicone gel, which has been classified safe by the FDA. Many women have chosen this style of implant because silicone makes the breasts look and feel more natural than saline.
According to statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 72 percent of all breast implants are now silicone with the return of silicone in 2006. They are safe to insert and remove.
Fat grafting is a liposuction procedure that transfers fat from one part of your body and injects it into another for enhancement and natural results. For this type of breast augmentation, fat can be taken from an area such as your waist, buttocks or thighs. The procedure uses your own tissues to reconnect to your blood supply at the recipient site and work the same way it did in the donor site.
Fat grafting breast augmentation has been successful in our office giving our patients more natural-looking breasts than with an implant. It is an option many consider and get when having breast implants removed. There is a limitation to increased cup size but it doesn’t take much volume to add fullness in areas you desire like the inner part or upper portion of your breasts to enhance cleavage. This procedure also provides better breast asymmetry and can correct “lopsided” appearance.
There can be misconceptions with regards to necrosis when it comes to a fat grafting breast augmentation procedure. Fat necrosis is a seldom occurring side effect of a fat transfer. This happens when fat cells are not accepted at the receiving site causing them to die and release fatty acids. A properly executed fat grafting procedure should avoid any such complications. However, in the rare instance that this occurs, one’s body is commonly able to care for the issue on its own and any resulting symptoms either disappear or a simple follow up procedure can be performed to care for any remaining concerns.
Our experience at Ordon and Chopra has been very positive in performing fat grafting as a breast augmentation procedure. What you can expect is results that can last for many years with a softer, fuller appearance, and enhanced skin texture to give you a rejuvenated look.
There is little to no scarring because there are no incisions made to your breast. The fat transfer also provides a slimmer appearance because fat is taken out from one area such as the dreaded love handles. We’ve had great success performing fat grafting as a breast augmentation procedure for many of our patients.
If you are interested in getting one of the top breast augmentation Rancho Mirage has to offer, schedule an appointment today.
During your consultation, your surgeon will listen to your concerns, examine your breasts, take photographs, and recommend the best option for you and what you want to accomplish with breast augmentation. Before and after photos can also be shown to you to see some of the fantastic results we've achieved and discover your desired appearance.
“Dr. Chopra is not only very charismatic, knowledgeable, and experienced, his bedside manner made the difference in my decision to have my augmentation done by him. I will never use any other Doctor as I am a dedicated patient!”
“I had the most amazing experience with Dr. Chopra. He anticipated my needs and made sure I felt great with my results. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a wonderful plastic surgeon who really goes above and beyond!”
“Dr Chopra is the best Dr. out there! Dr Chopra is a Perfectionist, his bedside manner is warm, kind and very caring. If you are seeking a doctor to perform reconstruction revision or cosmetic surgery, You need to look no further.”
“Since then Dr. Chopra has done my implants and 2 fat transfer procedures. It has been 1 year and 9 months since my breast cancer diagnosis and in that time your surgical team becomes like family.”