As skin loses its elasticity over the years, gravity can take its toll on a woman’s breasts. Breasts often lose their shape and firmness and thus begin to sag. Breast augmentation surgery is a cosmetic procedure that uses implants to enlarge and shape the breasts. Although most breast augmentations were done using gel implants about 20 years ago, saline-filled implants were introduced over the last 10 years and now over 90 percent of patients prefer saline breast implants.
One of the primary differences between gel and saline implants is related to their removal. Removing gel implants, due to leakage, capsulectomy or other problems, can be a very difficult procedure as compared to the relatively easy removal of saline breast implants and the capsular structures around the implant.
Procedural improvements and expanded implant options give breast surgery patients the choice between saline breast implants, low-bleed gel implants and cohesive gel implants. Low-bleed gel breast implants offer a softer consistency that provides a very good result, while cohesive gel breast implants are firmer with a low risk of leakage. The enhanced design and quality of low-bleed and cohesive gel breast implants mean even if leaking occurs, the likelihood of the leak spreading into surrounding tissue is kept to a minimum.
It should be noted that breast augmentation surgery patients who are thin and/or have very little breast tissue will often opt for low-bleed gel implants or cohesive gel breast implants. This is because the shape and ripples of the saline breast implants can often been seen (palpable) and felt. Gel breast implants offer less palpability, although the breast feels firmer, and the rippling effect is kept to a minimum. The drawback to gel breast implants is that the scar has to be considerably larger to introduce the implant into the breast cavity.
Dr. Rai has helped many breast surgery patients achieve the results they desire. This includes those patients who also undergo a mastopexy (or breastlift) in order to raise and reshape sagging breasts. In fact, breastlift surgery patients who also get implants tend to experience a longer lasting result. A breast surgery consultation with Dr. Rai prior to surgery will determine which type of implant is best suited for you.
Dr. Rai also performs surgery to correct inverted nipples, examples of which can be viewed by following this link: Inverted nipple correction photos. He also specializes in facelift surgery, liposuction, tummy tuck, rhinoplasty and other cosmetic surgery procedures.