While breast augmentation is a common cosmetic procedure, there are several things to consider before pursuing breast enhancement surgery. While patients must think about factors like breast implant size, shape, texture, and type, a plastic surgeon must consider breast implant placement (above or below the pectoral muscle) and the type of incision to use. Breast implants come in all different sizes (volume), shapes (anatomic or round), consistency (smooth or textured), and are filled with saline or silicone.
Silicone breast implants consist of a silicone shell filled with a viscous silicone gel, while saline breast implants are surrounded with a strong silicone elastomer shell filled with a predetermined amount of sterile saline solution. One type of breast implant is not better than the other; the decision is solely based on patient preference. Continue reading
Without the amazing support from my Atlanta plastic surgery patients and colleagues, I could not do what I do. For that reason, I would like to take this blog to thank the patients (and their families) who purchased tickets for this year’s Pink in the Rink event. Thanks to the Gwinnett Gladiators and your help, over $5600 was raised for The Sport of Giving 501(c)(3).
Thanks to your assistance, our locally founded, now nationally known, Sport of Giving can continue their mission of raising awareness and funds for women’s cancer treatment centers and prevention initiatives. In the event you didn’t get to participate in this year’s festivities, make sure you keep an eye on the Southern Plastic Surgery blog to find out about upcoming Sport of Giving events. If you haven’t already, make sure you connect with me on Facebook and Twitter for the latest breast reconstruction and plastic surgery news.
Thank you again!
Plastic surgery sometimes gets a bad reputation when patients choose inappropriate procedures for their age and body type and end up with an overly altered appearance. Dr. David Whiteman knows that every patient is unique, and takes time to discuss each patient’s procedure(s) during a consultation to make sure they know what to expect with their plastic surgery results.