Breast Augmentation

Having a curvier body is the wish of many women. It is not just a larger sized breasts that may be desired but also firm and perky breasts. Whether you are looking for increased breast size or want to improve the appearance of sagging breasts, Breast Augmentation with implants is a safe and effective way to get fuller, larger, firmer and younger breasts. Based in Columbus, Ohio Plastic Surgery Specialists provides the highest levels of personalized service and care for patients looking for breast enhancement procedures.

At Ohio Plastic Surgery Specialists, our board certified plastic surgeons handle all types of breast augmentation surgery. You can choose the type of breast implants (silicone or saline) along with the size and shape of the implants. Each patient has a different body type and outcome preference so our doctors provide a personalized breast augmentation plan. We continually strive to give the best possible desired results so your breasts will feel and look very natural after surgery.

There are many reasons for which women opt for breast augmentation. Sagging breasts (due to aging effects, a change in weight, genetics and after pregnancy) and asymmetrical bust size are the major reasons. Whether you want to enhance your breast size or bring back your lost confidence, Ohio Plastic Surgery Specialists have the expertise and training to help you feel great. All our specialists are skilled plastic surgeons that use sophisticated approaches to handle each and every breast augmentation patient. Excellence, professionalism and integrity are the hallmark of Ohio Plastic Surgery Center.

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Breast Implants

Ohio Plastic Surgery Specialists surgeons offer a choice of Silicone Gel Implants and Saline Implants. Both types are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in the United States.

Silicone Gel Implants –

FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) Approved
Filled with silicone gel to a set volume.
Silicone Gel implants have an identical shape and feel very similar to natural breasts.
Several different options are available to suit your preference and body type.
Silicone implants generally cost more than saline implants.

Saline Implants –

FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) Approved
Saline Implants contain a natural saltwater solution. The implant is filled by your surgeon to achieve just the right size.
Saline Implants have a slightly firmer feel than Silicone Gel Implants.
Several options are available to suit your preference and body type.
Saline implants generally cost less than silicone implants.

MemoryGel® Implants –

After decades of research and testing, MemoryGel® Breast Implants were FDA approved for women in the United States in 2006, this was an important advancement in the field of breast augmentation. MemoryGel® Breast Implants come in either a textured or smooth surface shell and are available in a wide range of sizes and profiles to fit your body. Here are a couple reasons why these are a popular choice for both surgeons and patients:

  • Each implant is filled with Mentor’s cohesive gel that holds together uniformly and retains a natural give that better resembles breast tissue
  • The implants have a set-fill volume for predictable results
  • MemoryGel® Breast Implants comes in four projection options: Moderate Classic, Moderate Plus, High and Ultra High Profile to give you just the look you want
  • They come in two shell surface options: smooth and textured

Gummy Bear Implants –

The name was given because when these fifth generation silicone breast implants are cut in half, the implant remains stable and retains its shape, much like the gummy bear candies. These new implants are becoming more popular because they look and feel more like natural breasts.

Shape
In an attempt to mimic the natural shape of the breast, these form stable implants are designed to look like a tear drop, thicker at the bottom and tapered towards the top. To maintain this shape, the silicone gel in the implant is firmer towards the top. They are a cohesive, form-stable gel is stronger against gravity and allows the breasts to keep their intended shape better. The gummy bear implants are designed to hold their shape better which will ultimately reduce the amount of times you will need to get a breast lift done, saving you time and money.

Rupture and Leakage
All implants have the possibility of rupturing or leaking. Beginning in the early 70s implants were known to leak and even rupture. Fortunately, technology has advanced a great deal since then. There is no risk of leaking with this type of implant due to the more gel like substance that they are made out of. All implants have a chance of rupturing, but the new gummy bear implants are made with a thicker gel which greatly decreases their chance of rupturing.

Longevity
It is important to know that breasts implants are not designed to last a lifetime. Your implants may need to be replaced. You should plan for an annual examination by your plastic surgeon to evaluate your breast health and implant integrity. Over time, your breasts can change due to aging, weight fluctuations, hormonal factors and gravity. Usually around 10 years after having the procedure done, women start to see a change in the appearance of their breasts, it might be time to undergo a breast lift or implant exchange to restore a more youthful contour. The gummy bear implants have not been around for long enough for there to be information about their longevity. Even though they are more expensive, all signs are pointing towards them lasting longer than other implants because of their silicone-gel material and shape. Doctors are projecting they will last around 15 years.

During your private consultation with our doctors you will get to feel each type of implant and see the projection options. Our doctors will help you determine which type, size, and shape of implant would be best for you and your specific body type.

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