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Breast Implant Info Tallahassee

When it comes to breast augmentation, Tallahassee Plastic Surgery Clinic offers a variety of options.

MemoryGel™ Breast Implants

A new generation of silicone gel breast implants is FDA approved for women over the age of 21. This MemoryGel™ breast implant is filled with Mentor’s proprietary silicone gel, and it holds together firmly without leaking. The implant remains soft, resembling the feel of a natural breast. With a set fill volume, MemoryGel™ is available in three projection options: moderate, moderate plus, and high profile. Two shell surfaces— smooth and textured— are available with this implant. The MemoryGel™ is covered by Mentor’s standard or Enhanced Advantage Limited Warranty, as well as a lifetime replacement policy.

MemoryGel® Xtra Breast Implants provide increased projection, fullness, and firmness.

Saline Breast Implants

Saline breast augmentation is another FDA-approved option. These implants are filled with a saltwater solution that is similar to the fluid that makes up most of the human body. Contrary to the set fill volume with MemoryGel™ implants, the saline option has a flexible fill volume. This helps the surgeon adjust the volume during the procedure. The three projection options for saline breast implants include moderate, moderate plus, and high profile. The two shell surfaces available are smooth and textured. The incision for saline breast implants is smaller than the incision for MemoryGel™ implants. Similarly, this procedure is also covered by Mentor’s standard or Enhanced Advantage Limited Warranty and lifetime replacement policy.

Size, Shape and Projection

When you consider a breast augmentation procedure, you should know what it involves before moving forward with your decision. Breast augmentation surgery usually involves the use of breast implants. This procedure is used to increase the size of a woman’s breasts or restore breast volume that has been lost after weight loss or pregnancy. It is also used for breast reconstruction after a mastectomy or an injury.

Clinically, augmentation mammoplasty is the term used for breast augmentation.

This procedure can do the following:

  • Increase projection as well as fullness of breasts
  • Improve the balance of your body
  • Enhance confidence and self-image

Breast augmentation will not correct breasts that sag severely. If a patient would like to achieve fuller breasts, then the procedure to consider is called a breast lift. However, a breast lift may be needed with a breast augmentation to achieve a fuller look and diminish any issues with unwanted sagging. A breast lift can be completed simultaneously while a patient is receiving an augmentation, but it may also require a separate operation, depending on unique surgical circumstances.

Who Qualifies as a Candidate?

Breast augmentation is a personal procedure, and patients should choose it for themselves, not for an outside party. Candidates for the procedure can be described as:

  • Physically in good health
  • Having realistic expectations
  • Having fully developed breasts
  • Bothered by the feeling of having small breasts
  • Dissatisfied with loss of shape and volume in breasts after pregnancy, weight loss, or aging
  • Unhappy with upper part of breast appearing “empty”
  • Uncomfortable with having asymmetrical breasts
  • Having one or both breasts fail to develop normally, or with an elongated shape

Recovery after Breast Implants Procedure

Once a breast augmentation procedure is completed, the patient will be brought into a recovery area where they will be monitored closely after the surgery. Breasts will be in a support bra to minimize the swelling, as it supports the breasts throughout the healing process.

After a few hours of post-surgery monitoring, patients may be granted permission to go home. Prior to departure from the hospital, patients are provided with specific instructions that may include how to care for their healing breasts following the surgery. These details may include medication instructions, ways to reduce the risk of infection, and when to follow-up with the plastic surgeon.

Recovery instructions will likely include wearing a support bra at all times during the first two weeks after surgery. Along with this, patients should note the importance of cleaning the incision sites as well as applying healing ointment as directed. Patients must follow all instructions with careful attention.

The post-surgical recovery period for breast augmentation is generally up to two days long with an additional note to reduce physical activity for a few days. Swelling and soreness tend to linger for a few weeks. Patients should wait to resume regular exercise and daily activities until receiving approval from the plastic surgeon.

Results and Implants Replacement

The results are immediate with breast augmentation, and post-surgical swelling will subside to reveal the final new look and feel. Incision lines will fade, as well. Patients should experience growing satisfaction with their new image as recovery from the surgery continues.

Patients must also understand that breast implants are not designed to last forever, and they may need to be replaced. With that notion, patients should prepare annual examinations with the plastic surgeon to evaluate the health of their breasts, as well as the integrity of the implants.

Breasts are subject to change over time with weight fluctuation, aging, gravity, and hormone changes. If patients become unhappy with the appearance of their breasts, they may choose to have a breast lift procedure or implant exchange for restoration.

What Are the Risks of Breast Implants Surgery?

As with any form of plastic surgery, breast augmentation involves a list of risks and potential complications. Patients are advised to have a full understanding of the procedure, as well as the potential of complications and the risks involved prior to signing consent forms.

Possible risks of breast augmentation include the following:

  • Problems with anesthesia
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Changes in nipple or breast sensation
  • Wrong or faulty position of the implant
  • Rupture or leakage of the implant
  • Tight scar tissue forming around the implant
  • Fluid accumulation or seroma
  • Wrinkling of the skin over the implant
  • Pain that persists
  • Need for revisional surgery

For more information regarding breast augmentation, call Tallahassee Plastic Surgery Clinic today.

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Breast Implants, Tallahassee, FL

Breast Implants, Tallahassee, FL

FDA Approved

FDA Approved

Filled with Mentor’s proprietary silicone gel

MemoryGelTM holds together uniformly while retaining
the natural give that resembles breast tissue.

Breast Augmentation, Tallahassee, FL are Filled with a saltwater solution

Similar to the fluid that makes up most of the human body; a slightly firmer feel.

Set fill volume

Breast Augmentation, Tallahassee, FL have Flexible fill volume

Allows the surgeon to adjust the volume during the procedure.

Four projection options

Moderate Classic, Moderate Plus, High Profile, Ultra High Profile.

Four projection options

Moderate Classic, Moderate Plus, High Profile, Ultra High Profile.

Two shell surfaces available

smooth and textured.

Two shell surfaces available

smooth and textured.

Slightly larger incision size with various options for incision placement. Smaller incision size with various options for incision placement.
Covered by Mentor’s standard or Enhanced Advantage Limited Warranty and lifetime replacement policy. Covered by Mentor’s standard or Enhanced Advantage Limited Warranty and lifetime replacement policy.

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