THE FACTS ON BREAST AUGMENTATION
Dr. Linder is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He performs literally hundreds of breast augmentations year after year and has performed thousands of these surgeries over the last decade.
He is the author of his new book “The Beverly Hills Shape, The Truth About Plastic Surgery” along with numerous newsletters and magazines, including Skin Deep Magazine available at bookstores and news counters throughout the United States.
Silicone implants are now FDA-approved in patients over the age of 22 without any history of autoimmune diseases or cancer. Silicone breast implants have great advantages that are mostly associated with the natural appearance and softness and pliability of the breast. The implants are placed underneath the subpectoral plane and the dual plane technique, two-thirds under the muscle and one-third laterally over or along the edge of the pectoralis major muscle.
Silicone breast implants have little visibility and in thin women with ectomorphic build with minimal rounds of breast tissue, they are beautiful. They show less and feel more natural.
BENEFITS OF SALINE IMPLANTS OVER SILICONE IMPLANTS
The biggest drawbacks for silicone breast implants are:
- increased risk of calcification
- hardening and scar tissue formation
- difficulty in determining calcifications and possible malignancies
Thereby, the FDA requires that MRI’s should be performed every three years in order to identify any rupture of these silicone implants which can in a silent fashion.
Saline implants are still the goal standard and hallmark of typical patients. Saline implants are high profile implants which reduce the rippling by increasing the AP projection and reducing the diameter of the bag. The implants are fuller and less wide and therefore give a sexier, full appearance without being matronly and make the woman appear flatter and wider.
Dr. Linder performs breast augmentation using the periareolar approach and the dual plane technique, whether it is silicone or saline. Saline implants usually will require mammograms with women of 35 years and older or every year over the age of 40. If a woman has a family history of breast cancer, she may require a mammogram and/or ultrasound be performed prior to the age of 35.
In considering a doctor, it is extremely important that the patient seek a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with the American Board of Plastic Surgery and also doctors who are members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
This will give the patient the knowledge and comfort that their doctors are well-trained, experienced with the anatomy of the chest wall and has performed enough of these operations that they are safe and that the results are predictable.