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What are the Types of Breast Implants?

What are the Types of Breast Implants?

Types of Breast Implants | Female Surgeon | Plastic SurgeryOne of the reasons behind the consistent popularity of breast augmentation cosmetic surgery is its customizability. Breast implants are available in different types, sizes, profiles, and shapes, and the patient can choose the most appropriate option to match with their anatomical and aesthetic needs. During the initial consultation, the breast surgeon will explain about various types of implants and help the patient make the right choice.

Patients should ideally choose implants that will help make the breasts proportionate to the rest of the body. However, the availability of skin should also be considered. For instance, very large implants should not be chosen when less skin is available. This will mitigate the risk of implant rippling or misshaping at a later stage. Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Farah Naz Khan provides breast implant surgery to patients in Dallas, Texas, and surrounding communities.

Key Distinction

Implants used in breast augmentation cosmetic surgery primarily be divided into two distinct categories: saline implants and silicone gel implants. The surgeon will explain the pros and cons of each along with their costs, and help the patient make the best selection.

Saline Implants

These were the first implants to be approved by the FDA for women over the age of 18, and they still continue to be preferred by many women. These traditional implants are filled with a sterile saline fluid in their core. The implants are designed to provide a natural feel, firmness and shape to the breasts.

In most saline implants, the surgeon can fill the saline solution in the required volume after the deflated implant has been placed in the breast tissue. This allows for the creation of relatively smaller incision to insert the implant. Saline implants are completely safe in the event of a damage or leakage because the leaked saline solution is biocompatible and will be naturally absorbed by the body.

Silicone Implants

Silicone implants have surpassed saline implants in terms of popularity over the years. Women increasingly prefer these implants for their superior aesthetic appeal and natural touch and feel due to the silicone gel core. The FDA has approved these implants for women over 21 years of age.

The silicone gel mimics the touch and feel of the natural breast tissue. Thousands of women benefit from these implants every year in the US. Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Khan receives patients from Dallas, Texas, and nearby areas for breast implant surgery.

Form Stable Implants

Form stable implants, popularly known as Gummy Bear implants are ultra cohesive silicone implants. These implants have been introduced in recent years, and their popularity has soared with the FDA’s approval. The highly cohesive and viscous silicone gel core in these implants allows them to maintain form and shape even under pressure.

High viscosity of the silicone gel in these implants also ensures that the gel will not leak out to other areas even when the implant is damaged or broken. All types of breast implants are available in sizes ranging from 120 cc to 960 cc, and in round and anatomical shapes.

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How much do Breast Implants Cost?

Breast Implants Cost | Dallas Plastic Surgery | Female SurgeonBreast implant cosmetic surgery is mostly performed as an elective procedure, and in such cases the costs will not be covered by health insurance. Therefore, the monetary amount of breast implant surgery becomes an important starting point for many women who are considering this procedure.

Dr. Farah Naz Khan is a board certified female plastic surgeon providing breast implant and various other procedures. During the initial consultation, Dr. Khan will discuss all aspects, including the estimated costs, with the patient. She provides breast implants to patients in Dallas, Texas, and surrounding communities.

Basic Financial Factors

The sticker price of breast implant cosmetic surgery may differ between two practices and even between two patients at the same practice. The following factors may impact the costs:

Practice Location

The geographical location of the practice is a key factor to influence the costs of breast implant surgery. Practices located in prime urban centers and major metropolitan areas will usually have higher costs and will charge more to their patients as compared to a practice located in a small town in an interior region. While this trend may not be universally applicable, it can be considered as a general thumb rule while comparing costs.

Fee Charged by the Surgeon

The cosmetic surgeon may charge a fee for breast implant surgery according to their qualifications, experience and recognition in the field of breast surgery. According to the ASPS, patients should choose the best surgeon for their needs, and factors such as the surgeon’s fee should only be treated as secondary considerations in such a decision.

Anesthesia and Surgical Venue

If breast implant surgery is performed using general anesthesia, it will involve the fee of an anesthesiologist or a registered anesthetist nurse. This fee can differ according to their qualifications and experience. The procedure may be performed at a hospital, an accredited surgical center, or a private surgical suite. The costs and benefits in each case will differ, and the surgeon will explain about each option during the pre-op consultation.

Choice of Implants

The patient will usually have a choice between saline implants, silicone implants, and ultra-cohesive silicone implants. Saline implants are usually a little more affordable than silicone implants. But silicone implants are more popular despite their relatively higher costs. Ultra cohesive silicone implants have been introduced more recently, and they will have the highest cost among the three.

Extent of Surgery

Dr. Khan adopts a less invasive 24-hour recovery breast implant surgery technique. But in some cases, the patient may require additional procedures such as breast lift surgery to achieve the desired outcomes. The overall cost will increase in such cases. Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Khan receives patients from Dallas, Texas, and nearby areas for breast implant surgery.

Insurance and Financing

Insurance in breast implant surgery may only be available in cases where the procedure is performed as a part of breast reconstruction following a mastectomy. Other patients can consider various financing options, including credit cards, bank loans, loans from medical care financing firms, and personal borrowings from family or friends. If someone owes you some money or a favor, perhaps this can be the reason they pay you back.  

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Your Dallas Female Breast Implants Plastic Surgeon

Your Dallas Female Breast Implants Plastic Surgeon | Plastic SurgeryBreast implant cosmetic surgery is a personal journey for a woman. She should choose a surgeon with whom she is able to develop a marvelous rapport and a relationship of trust and open communication.

While surgical advancements have made breast implant procedure safer and more effective, the choice of a breast surgeon continues to be the single most important factor to influence the results. Dr. Farah Naz Khan is a board certified female plastic surgeon providing breast implant surgery to patients in Dallas, Texas, and surrounding communities.

Board Certification

Dr. Khan has been board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), which is the most authoritative board in the field. She is also a member of the prestigious American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Her board certification automatically assures the patient that the surgeon would have received a minimum of five years of medical training, out of which at least two years devoted exclusively to plastic surgery training.

Board certified surgeons would invest in cutting edge surgical technology and techniques, pursue continuing education, maintain the best practices and standards, and follow the latest safety protocols.

Innovation in Breast Implant Surgery

Dr. Khan will customize the breast implant cosmetic surgery procedure to match with the unique anatomical and aesthetic needs of the patient. This allows her to make the procedure less invasive and more effective, and the results are more sustainable and natural looking.

Dr. Khan has introduced innovations in breast implant surgery, which enable her to perform the procedure using smaller incisions. This reduces the risk of complications, lowers discomfort and dramatically minimizes the recovery period. Dr. Khan’s special technique breast implant surgery involves a 24-hour recovery.

Dr. Khan recognizes the needs of working women, busy moms and others who want reduced downtime so that they can return to their normal routine as early as possible. With her unique 24-hour recovery breast augmentation, Dr. Khan is able to achieve far higher patient satisfaction levels.

Cutting-edge Technique

Breast implant surgeons mostly use the blunt dissection technique to create a breast pocket to accommodate the implant. Dr. Khan, however, creates the pocket using the innovative needlepoint electrocautery. In other words, she creates the breast pocket without tearing the tissue or allowing any rib cage bleeding to take place.

This innovative technique helps avoid or minimize chest wall trauma and pain that patients usually experience during the post-operative phase after breast implant surgery. As a result, Dr. Khan’s patients can expect to have a rapid, 24-hour recovery after breast implant surgery.

Combining Art and Science

Dr. Khan believes that most satisfying outcomes in breast implant surgery can be achieved when the surgeon combines the principles of both science and art. She will focus not just on increasing the size of the breasts, but also to ensure that they are shapely, firm, symmetrical, and proportionate to the rest of the body.

Patient’s long-term health and physical attractiveness are carefully balanced to ensure optimal results. Therefore, patients can expect to achieve predictable, sustainable, and natural looking breast implant outcomes with her. Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Khan receives patients from Dallas, Texas, and nearby areas.

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