Saline implants are filled with a saline (salt water) solution. Patients that have thin skin are not good candidates for this type of implant because of the likelihood of rippling.
There are two types of gel implants available – low bleed gel and cohesive gel. The low bleed gel is a soft gel implant that gives a very, nice, natural result. The cohesive gel implant is a firmer implant. Gel implants work well for all patients.
The gel implants are more expensive than the saline implants
We do have sizers in the office that Dr.Rai can show you, and you can try on, during your consultation. This can help you decide on the size you would like. Also bringing in pictures to show Dr.Rai the result you would like is helpful.
We recommend replacing your implants between 8 – 10 years.
Not everyone develops capsular contractor, which is scar tissue that forms around the implant. Regular massaging can help prevent this from happening.
Usually we can get you in for the sugary within 3-4 weeks after a consultation with Dr.Rai.
Dr.Rai operates at False Creek Surgical Centre in Vancouver.
It does depend on your line of work but in most cases a patient is able to return to work in 5-7 days.
We don’t offer financing in our office but we are registered with two companies that offer financing: Medicard iFinance and Credit Medical.