Atlanta Breast Revision Surgery Featured Procedure Patient Testimonial

After having saline breast implants for 10 years, lasting through two pregnancies, Jenny came to see us for breast revision surgery.  She felt her current 400CC saline implants were too large but wasn’t quite decided on whether to have the implants completely removed or replaced altogether.

patientDuring her consultation with myself and Beth, my medical assistant, we discussed her experiences with her saline implants (she felt they were too heavy and mobile within the breast cavity) as well as several procedural options. Jenny is a mother of two and after listening to her concerns, we discussed performing combination procedures including breast lift, to address the effects of pregnancy, and liposuction to further contour and reduce the size of her breast.  We were confident that Jenny would be pleased with a smaller silicone implant, given her previous implant size, and were very excited about her results.

When we followed up with Jenny she expressed, “I can’t tell you how happy I am that you listened to all of the things that I was unhappy with, gave your recommendations and I listened to them.  All of the concerns I had about my saline implants have gone away now that I have the silicone implants and the biggest difference is that I now LITERALLY feel like a huge weight has been lifted off of my chest! Recovery was exactly what I expected and I was back to work in five days.  If I had to do it all over again, I would see Dr. Whiteman in a heartbeat.”

For more information on any reconstructive and cosmetic procedures that Dr. Whiteman offers, contact our office today.  Also stay up to date on the latest plastic surgery news and specials by connecting on FacebookTwitter, and Google+.

 

 

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Individuals can find information about breast procedures and techniques including breast augmentation, lift, revision, reconstruction, reduction, and male breast reduction surgeries. Patients are encouraged to peruse Dr. Whiteman’s before and after gallery to see other patients’ surgery results.

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Choosing Breast Implants

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ statistics, Breast augmentation surgery has remained the most frequently pursued surgical cosmetic procedure for the past five years. Breast augmentation surgery is designed to enhance the size and shape of a woman’s breasts. For patients considering breast augmentation surgery, size is often their first consideration when thinking about implants. However, it is imperative to consider several other breast implant decisions such as shape, texture, and type to achieve a natural-looking balance between breast size and body type.

Before selecting a size or texture, it is important to understand silicone and saline are commonly used breast implant types. Saline breast implants, as the name implies, are filled with sterilized saline solution surrounded by a strong silicone shell. They pose few health risks if the implants should leak or burst because saline can be safely absorbed into the body. Silicone breast implants are made with the same type of silicone outer shell, but are filled with silicone gel. There are three, FDA approved breast implant manufacturers: Mentor, Sientra , and Allergan. Sientra was the first manufacturer to offer a high-strength cohesive silicone gel.   Dr. David Whiteman makes all of these options are available to Southern Plastic Surgery patients.

Depending on the type; implants also come in different shapes and textures. The breast implant shell can be shaped round or contoured like a teardrop. They can either be smooth or textured to prevent the implant from moving. These decisions will dictate which implant type is best for your needs. For example, saline breast implants are available in teardrop and round, but teardrop saline implants are only available with a textured surface to prevent the implant from moving around within the breast cavity.

As most patients know, breast implants come in a variety of sizes to accommodate different body types. Most people are familiar with the typical bra cup sizes of A,B,C, etc. measurements. Breast implants are slightly different because they are measured based on volume. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, an average of 189 cubic centimeters of saline is needed to increase a breast size by “one cup.” It is very important to consider various aspects of a patient’s body, such as height, weight, previous breast size, and rib cage size to decide which implant size would be proportionally best. Some patients may also opt for breast lift surgery to raise the position of the breasts on the chest.

Dr. David Whiteman understands each patient’s needs and goals are different, so he can help you choose which type is best for you during a consultation. If you are interested in breast augmentation or any other cosmetic procedures, schedule a consultation today. Also, be sure to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest news and updates on plastic surgery.