Breast Augmentation Plastic Surgery – Breast Implants Hartford County CT
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Our surgeons offer, among other plastic and cosmetic surgery services, the best breast augmentation and implants inHartford County CT for women who desire fuller, shapelier breasts. Breast augmentation done in Hartford County Connecticut also corrects asymmetry in the breasts, as well as restores fullness and shape after the effects of pregnancy, weight and breastfeeding loss. There are many options to consider when determining the type of breast implant to use, as well as the shape and look you want. During the consultation, our surgeons will gain an understanding of what your exact aesthetic goals are so that the right treatment plan can be created. Breast augmentation uses silicone or saline breast implants, most often placed underneath the pectoral muscle so that the contours, look and feel appear as natural as possible. Some patients may desire an autologous approach to breast enhancement. For these individuals, a fat transfer may be a suitable option. This entails taking fat from one area of the body, and placing the fat within the breasts until the desired shape and size has been achieved. Breast augmentation is a popular surgery in Hartford County CT and creates absolutely gorgeous results that our patients love.
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Breast Implants Hartford County Connecticut – What Does Breast Augmentation Involve?
Saline VS. Silicone
Saline Breast Implants In Hartford County CT
Saline breast implants are filled with a sterile saltwater solution and offer no risk to the patient in terms of extracapsular spread or silicone leakage. Saline implants are appealing to many because they generally cost less than silicone implants.
Silicone Breast Implants Hartford County Connecticut
Silicone breast implants are filled with a gel substance that looks and feels similar to natural breast tissue. They are ideal for women who are thin-chested. Silicone implants are specially engineered so that if the shell should become compromised (a surface crack), the silicone will remain intact within the implant (known as cohesive gel implants). Silicone implant defects are rare and can only be found through an MRI, unlike saline implants which will deflate. Patients must be at least 22 years of age to receive silicone implants.
Implant Information – Manufacturers
Saline: MENTOR ® or Allergan (branded as Natrelle ®)
Silicone: Allergan (branded as Natrelle ® Gel), Mentor (branded as MemoryGel ®) and Sientra, known simply as Silicone Gel Breast Implants.
Breast implants come in a variety of different profiles. The selection is based on how enhanced the breasts’ projection would be, as well as how wide the implant will be on the chest wall in relation to the base width. Since the silicone implants are already pre-filled, the standard profiles come in low, moderate, high and extra high. Saline implants, however, come in variants that are either pre filled; or, the silicone shell is inserted then filled with saline solution up to the patient’s preferred profile. Choosing the right profile can sometimes be a difficult decision and it is up to a skilled surgeon to help guide the patient accordingly. High profile breast implants will have greater projection, but less width on each side, whereas a moderate profile, for example, will not have as much projection, but will be broader.
Breast implants come in two shapes. Round implants tend to offer more fullness on the top of the breast, while teardrop implants are shaped to copy the natural appearance of the breast, so they will not appear as high.
Implants are made with either a smooth or a textured surface. In general, smooth implants cost less and are more common. The textured implants were initially conceived out of the idea that it reduces the chances of capsular contracture (the constriction of scar tissue around the implant) although there is no valid claim to this. The textured type is more common with the teardrop shape as the rough texture adheres to tissues helping the implant stay in place.
Breast Implant Placement Hartford County CT
Submammary (Retromammary): Under the mammary gland, over the muscle (sometimes called ‘subglandular’).
Subfascial (Retrofacial): Under the fascia of the muscle.
Dual Plane: Along two planes/layers.
Submuscular (Retromuscular): Mostly under the muscle.
Complete Submuscular (Full retromuscular): Completely under the muscle.
When the implant is placed under the muscle, a pocket is created within the pectoralis major muscle. Placing the implant behind the muscle also provides a natural look and provides the implant with the long-term support it needs to stay in position.
Inframammary: The incision is made in the breast crease where the breast meets the torso.
Periareolar: The incision is made just under and along the areola.
Transaxillary: The incision is made in the armpit (Not Recommended).
Transumbilical: The incision is made in the belly button (Not Recommended).
It is up to the patient’s desires and surgeon recommendation as to what approach is best to take. Scarring is also discussed at this time with each method.
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Average Cost $5,400 – $6,700
Recovery Time 1-6 Weeks
Average Procedure Time 1-2 Hours
Post-op Follow-up 2 Weeks
Procedure Recovery Location Outpatient
Breast Augmentation Implants Cost Hartford County Connecticut
The price for breast augmentation surgery Hartford County CT will vary depending on whether saline implants or silicone implants are used. The average cost for breast augmentation Hartford County CT using saline implants is about $4,400-$ 6,000. Silicone implants generally run about $1,000 more.
Breast Augmentation FAQs Hartford County CT
Saline Or Silicone Breast Implant?
Both saline and silicone implants are popular choices among surgeons and patients. In general, patients with a decent amount of breast tissue are good candidates for saline implants, while those with limited tissue and thin chest walls will benefit from silicone. For fat transfer, the advantage is that it possesses less risk since there is no introduction of foreign material in the body. The results do not last long compared to artificial implants as fat can be reabsorbed by the body.
Is Silicone Safe?
Patients sometimes have concerns about the safety of silicone breast implants because of the attention they received in the media years ago. However, the FDA did approve their safety. In addition, no evidence has ever been found to link silicone breast implants to cancer, auto-immune deficiency disease, or any other illness. Ultimately, 62% of today’s breast augmentation patients choose silicone over saline. For reconstruction cases, they choose them 3 times more often.
Breast Augmentation Or Lift Hartford County CT?
Breast augmentation will help with size, but it will not correct sagging. Implants alone may meet your cosmetic goals if you are happy with the shape and laxity of your breasts. If sagging is what is most bothersome to you, then you may be considered for a breast lift. During your consult, we will determine if you are better suited for breast augmentation, a lift, or a combination of the two.
Risk Of Rupture After Breast Augmentation Hartford County?
Modern engineering creates strong and durable implants. If a saline implant does rupture, the solution will be absorbed by the body and the implant will deflate, becoming visibly noticeable. If a silicone implant ruptures, the cohesive gel will stay intact and will not leak into the body.
How Long Do Breast Implants Last?
Most implants will last about 10 to 15 years. Some can last even longer. If there is no rupture, leakage, deflation, or any other visible defects (such as rippling), then there is no need to replace the have any type or implant of secondary surgery. What’s necessary, however, is a periodic check of the implants to make sure that they are still intact.
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