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Breast implants 101

The plastic surgeons at La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre provide these easy to follow guide on breast implants.

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Breast implants 101

  1. 1. Breast Implants 101 La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre 9850 Genesse Ave Ste 130 La Jolla, CA 92037 858.452.1981
  2. 2. Silicone or Saline Implants: It’s Your Choice Breast enlargement, breast lift with implant, breast implant revision choices have expanded considerably 3 Manufacturers: 1.Mentor (a Johnson & Johnson company) 2. Allergan 3. Silimed
  3. 3. Your Implant Options: Saline, Silicone Gel,“Gummy Bears” One implant not “best” over others Considerations for choosing an implant: Body geometry Desired Look Personal Preference Your age Board Certified Plastic Surgeons • LJCSC use MENTOR’s saline-filled and Memory Gel silicone implants, offer Silimed shaped implants by Sientra • Our surgeons have over 25 years of experience on breast augmentations • Implant sizing & shaping session
  4. 4. Mentor Breast Implants Saline & Silicone Gel • Mentor’s implants have a lower deflation rate, which reduces the need for secondary surgery due to deflation. • We prefer the shell (the outer edge) of the Mentor implants. • They are less likely to wrinkle and show under your skin when implanted. • We’ve found that you are less likely to be able to feel the edges of Mentor implants once they are implanted (i.e, they are less palpable). • They are made in the U.S.A.
  5. 5. Gummy Bear Implants High-Strength Cohesive Silicone Implants from Sientra Standard Silicone Gel Implants • All Silicone Gel stable, durable, cohesive but soft enough to “give” • Implant feel and look very natural in your body • Not optimal in a shaped implant The Gummy Bear • Sientra FDA approved march 2012 • Higher rate of cross- linking of silicone structure • More cross-linking, firmer the gel
  6. 6. Compare Your Choices MENTOR Memory Gel MENTOR Saline- Filled Sientra® Silicone Gel FDA Approved √ FDA Approved For patients 22 & up √ FDA Approved For patients 18 & up √ FDA Approved For patients 22 & up Implant Filing Silicone gel Saltwater solution High Strength Cohesive Silicone gel Fill Volume Set fill volume before surgery Flexible fill volume, so surgeon can adjust during procedure Set fill volume, size determined before surgery Projection Options Moderate, Moderate Plus, High Profile Moderate, Moderate Plus, High Profile Low, Moderate, High Profile Shell Surface Smooth or Textured Smooth or Textured Smooth or Textured Incision Size Slightly larger Smaller Slightly larger Warranty & Lifetime replacement Enhanced Advantage Limited Warranty Enhanced Advantage Limited Warranty Sientra’s Limited Warranty
  7. 7. Profile & Shape Choices to Fit Your Body Type • 3 Choices: 1. Low/moderate 2. Moderate plus 3. High profile • Plastic surgeon examine and talk to you then recommend the breast implant profile to best help achieve your goals Low/Moderate Moderate Plus High Profile