Breast Implant Options

Will I Need to Replace My Breast Implants?

Although most patients who have had breast augmentation surgery are satisfied with their results for many years, it is possible that you may wish to replace your breast implants after a while. However, the reasons for choosing to have breast revision surgery are varied and can include: Capsular contracture Implant rupture Switching from silicone to saline (or vice versa) Increasing implant size Decreasing implant size Removing breast implants A common misconception is that breast implants need to be replaced every ten years. The reason behind the confusion is likely due to a report released by the U.S. Food and Drug…

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Which Implant Placement Provides the Most Natural Appearance?

When considering breast augmentation – on its own or as a part of a mommy makeover – there are a number of options to be considered. Most women prefer to achieve a natural appearance, so when customizing the surgery, patients often ask whether it is better to have their breast implants placed above or below the muscle. The implant placement that can provide the most natural appearance will depend on each patient’s individual physique and aesthetic goals. The natural shape of your breast, in addition to your available breast tissue and skin thickness all play a part in determining which…

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Am I Too Old for Breast Implants?

When it comes to certain plastic surgery procedures, there may be a minimum age recommended or required, but is it possible to be “too old” to consider breast implants? Not necessarily. Mothers looking to enhance their look later in life can rest assured that their age is less of a concern – overall health is always more important than a person’s age when deciding candidacy. Many of my patients wait until their children are a bit older before considering a mommy makeover, so it is not uncommon for them to be in their 50s. Although these women are usually still…

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What Size Breast Implant is Best?

In our previous blog post, Dr. Thomas Lintner explained how some women choose to exchange their original breast implants for more subtle results later in life. In today’s post, Dr. Lintner provides guidance on how to select a breast implant size that will be right for you. When it comes to breast implants, there is no formula that works for everyone. Every patient is unique, so it is important to remember that the same size breast implant can look very different from one person to the next. Often we see patients who think they want the same size as a…

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Reducing Your Breast Implant Size

In part one one this two-part blog series, Dr. Thomas Lintner discusses how he helps patients who want to decrease the size of their breast implants. Many patients who have had breast augmentation surgery in the past may feel that their implant choice no longer suits them, and they seek to exchange their implants for a smaller size. In the media, we have seen this occur with celebrities such as Pamela Anderson, and more recently, reality star Heidi Montag. A few months ago, Ms. Montag went from an F-cup down to a C-cup, citing health issues as the reason for…

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