Breast implant options
Monday, July 28, 2014
Do you know the three options for breast implants?
The first option is a saline implant. This implant is placed into the patient’s body while still empty, and then it is filled with saline, the same fluid that is put into the patient’s IV during surgery. A silicone implant is another safe option that has been used for a long time. These implants feel extremely natural. The third and newest option is the shaped silicone implant. This implant has a texture, as it needs to be kept in the correct orientation in the patient’s body.
Not all patients are candidates for the shaped silicone implant - that’s why it’s important to see a Board Certified plastic surgeon that is experienced with placing implants. A discussion with him or her will help you find your best option.
Steven C. Schmidt, MD, is a Board Certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Schmidt earned his medical education at Washington University in St. Louis and completed a residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in General and Plastic Surgery where he also completed a fellowship in Hand Surgery. Dr. Schmidt offers complete plastic, cosmetic, and hand surgery services in Northeast Wisconsin.