Patient - Breast Augmentation
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This patient post covers nearly 7 ½ years. She originally came to see me because of volume loss in her breasts after breast feeding. Her breasts were small, A cup, and uneven. I performed a breast augmentation on her using Mentor round, smooth, high profile saline implants with a total volume of 350 cc. This brought her up to a 34 C cup with very soft breasts and normal sensitivity. She was thrilled and so was I. I chose high profile implants because she had a narrow chest and breast base and the high profile implants allow for more volume with the same width. She returned recently with deflation of her right implant. This is unusual in so short a time frame. She had been in a car accident and thought this might have contributed. Failure of saline implants runs about 1% per year that they are in. Fortunately, replacement is easy and they have a lifetime replacement warranty- Mentor gives you two new implants- and for the first ten years, they pay the surgeon to cover the costs of surgery. I accept this as payment in full.
Because of the time frame, and because she wanted to go a little bigger, I replaced both implants. Her new implants are Mentor round, smooth, moderate profile saline implants with a total fill of 450 cc. I went with moderate profile implants this time because she was already “pre-stretched” due to her previous augmentation and I felt these would now work well for her. Her new bra size is a D/DD. Although I love saline implants, and still use them often for primary breast augmentation, in cases where patients want large implants, 400cc or large, I offer gel implants because I think they have some advantages in larger sizes. This patient liked her saine implants and wanted to stay with them. She looks and feels very natural.
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