For patients in Beverly Hills, breast implants offer the opportunity to rejuvenate their body after nursing; have a fuller, larger chest; and have greater confidence in their appearance.
William Bruno Plastic Surgery has provided surgical procedures to thousands of patients. Breast augmentation, lift, reduction, and revision are among our most typical surgeries. In every procedure, we prioritize patient safety; a personalized, small practice experience; and effective, high-quality results.
Dr. Bruno begins every patient relationship with an initial consultation and conducts a series of pre-surgical appointments, both to ensure that the patient is a good fit for the procedure and to plan for surgery. These visits also allow patients to ask questions about breast implants. Below, Dr. Bruno addresses some of the most common questions.
What is the difference between a saline and a silicone breast implant?
Saline breast implants are filled with a sterile saltwater solution. Silicone implants are made of a cohesive, thick gel. Both are FDA approved.
Many patients who choose breast implants prefer silicone due to their natural feel. The FDA now requires patients be at least 22 years of age to be eligible for silicone breast implants. Whichever implant Dr. Bruno uses for your procedure will be medically proven for treatment with years of scientific research.
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Can breast implants rupture?
The rupture rate of breast implants is low, but increases as time goes on. Silicone implants have lower rupture rates than saline implants.
Silicone ruptures are more difficult to detect than saline ruptures though, because of their makeup and material. As a result, the only definitive way to know if a silicone breast implant is ruptured is by way of a specialized imaging study called an MRI. The FDA recommends getting an MRI three years after surgery in order to evaluate the implant.
What type of breast implant should I get?
Breast implants come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and textures, including round; tear drop-shaped and smooth versus textured.
The implant Dr. Bruno chooses for your procedure will depend on your unique body type and the goals you discuss in your office visits. He has years of experience performing procedures for Beverly Hills breast implant patients and can guide you in the decision. In particular, he will recommend implants that are a match for your physique, that offer a lower risk of complications, and that give more natural-looking results.
What is capsular contracture and how can I avoid it?
Capsular contracture is the term for hard scar tissue that can form around breast implants. The implants can feel hard to the touch and may look asymmetric or distorted in severe cases.
Dr. Bruno advises Beverly Hills breast implant patients about ways to avoid capsular constriction. Typically, he recommends massaging your implants after surgery and potentially taking medications that can reduce this outcome.
Mammograms or breast feeding after breast implants
You can still have mammograms after your procedure. There is a special mammography protocol that outpatient imaging centers routinely perform for women with breast implants.
Most patients can still breastfeed after having breast implants. The location of the incision and the implant can affect breastfeeding, however, and so it is important to discuss this concern with Dr. Bruno during your consultation.
Contact William Bruno Plastic Surgery for a discussion about breast implants. Beverly Hills office can be reached at (310) 461-3855.