Breast augmentation, augmentation mammoplasty or breast enlargement, is a surgical procedure to enhance the size and shape of a woman’s breasts. A breast implant is a silastic plastic shell filled with a salt water (IV) solution, also known as saline, or a gelatinous form of silicone gel, known as memory gel. Breast Augmentations are done on an outpatient basis. The procedure takes approximately one and one half hours. You will usually feel tired and sore for a few days following the surgery. The swelling in the breasts may take three to five weeks to disappear. You will likely be able to return to work one week after surgery.
Breast Implant Types
Women around the World will usually have a choice between FDA approved saline-filled breast implants and silicone gel-filled breast implants. Even among silicone gel implants, a new advanced quality called form stable or gummy bear implants with an ultra-cohesive silicone gel, is becoming a fantastic option for many women.
Consistently deliver results that look and feel completely natural. Silicone implants are less likely to ripple, or to cause undesirable changes in the breast tissue. Silicone implants are offered in moderate through ultra-high profiles, and range in pre-determined sizes from 175cc to 800cc. M-E CLINIC utilizes the Keller Funnel for insertion. This is a funnel-shaped device that allows the surgeon to insert the silicone implant into the pocket with a “no touch” technique.
Are filled with sterile salt water that is naturally reabsorbed by the body should a leak occur. Unlike silicone implants, saline implants can be custom-filled to a precise size. The profile of a saline implant is moderate to high, and although this type of implant is easier to remove and requires a smaller incision, saline implants are more prone to rippling over time.