In general, breast augmentation is sought in order to:
- Enlarge breasts that are naturally small
- Restore breast size and shape after pregnancy, weight loss or breastfeeding
- Restore symmetry when the breasts are asymmetrical
- Restore the breast or breasts after previous surgery
There are 2 main types of breast implants:
Saline implants are filled with a sterile saline solution, like salt water. The solution is held within a silicone shell, and these implants can be filled with different amounts of saline solution. This affects the feel, firmness, and shape of the breast.
If a saline implant leaks, the solution will be absorbed and expelled by the body naturally.
Silicone gel-filled implants consist of a silicone outer shell filled with a silicone gel. If a silicone-filled implant leaks, the gel will either stay in the shell or escape into the breast implant pocket, which is very rare. A leaking silicone-filled implant may or may not collapse.
Some of the risks and complications associated with breast augmentation are:
- Pain or discomfort
- Sensation in the breast, the nipples, or both, may change temporarily
- Rupturing or leaking of the implant
- Capsular contracture
Following your pre-and post op instructions from Dr. Breister Ghosh can greatly reduce the risks of complications for patients, so it is imperative to do so to help ensure a positive surgical experience and optimal result.
Dr. Diana Breister Ghosh is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the only plastic surgery board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. She is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the San Diego Plastic Surgery Society, and is an expert in plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery.
Her specialized services include breast augmentation (including silicone breast implants), breast lift (mastopexy), tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), brow lift, face/neck lift, revision breast surgery, liposuction, labiaplasty and eye lift surgeries.
Dr. Breister Ghosh is also recognized as an expert in state-of-the-art surgical body modification, body contouring and soft tissue sculpting following bariatric and major weight loss surgery. Additionally, she excels in performing specialized facial procedures that help restore skin and aid in reducing effects of aging without surgery, including Sculptra®, Voluma®, Botox®, Restylane®, Perlane®, Juvederm™ and Artefill®.