All about Breast Implants
Dr. Evan Sorokin has a special interest in breast implant surgery – New Jersey and Philadelphia women have a local plastic surgeon who focuses his practice on breast enhancement and body contouring. Dr. Sorokin continually studies breast augmentation trends and innovative techniques to remain on the forefront of this cosmetic specialty.
A significant component of any successful breast augmentation in New Jersey is choosing the right breast implant. Women continue to turn to Dr. Sorokin for a personalized assessment and professional recommendation about the implant that's right for them.
Want to learn more? Request a consultation and let Dr. Sorokin show you why he has earned the trust of so many satisfied breast enlargement patients.
Your Implant Options
With over 300 breast implant variations available, it is essential to consult with your surgeon about which implant choices will work best given your anatomy and augmentation goals. Dr. Sorokin takes the time to explain to his breast augmentation patients the different options related to:
- Saline and silicone breast implants
- Moderate and high profile implants
- Anatomic and round implants
- Textured and smooth implants
- Implants from different manufacturers
Each of these factors can make a difference in the final outcome of your breast surgery. Breast implants come in all different shapes and sizes. Implants are either filled with saline solution or a cohesive silicone gel. Size is typically measured in "cc's" or cubic centimeters. A larger implant will have more "cc's."
In Depth: Saline vs. Silicone
The fill material used in the implant you choose is of great importance. Both saline filled and silicone-gel implants are available in the United States. Both are FDA approved for breast augmentation and breast reconstruction, but silicone implants have some restrictions which make them off limits for certain breast augmentation candidates. For instance, a woman must be age 22 or older to be eligible to receive silicone gel implants under the FDA guidelines.
There are major differences between the two implant types, including look, feel, and longevity. Each woman weighing her New Jersey breast implant options should have a full understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of both implant types – Dr. Sorokin will provide greater detail during the consultation.
In Depth: Other Breast Implant Decisions
For starters, implants also come in various shapes. There are round implants and anatomical or tear drop shaped implants. There are moderate, midrange, and high profile implants. The "profile" of an implant indicates how far it will project from the chest wall once placed. Regardless of fill material, the outer shell of an implant is made of a silicone rubber shell that can be either smooth or textured.
In addition to all of these choices, there are 2 major breast implant manufacturers in the United States, Mentor and Allergan. Dr. Sorokin believes that there are subtle differences between the implants produced by the 2 companies. For women, a plastic surgeon must have an extensive knowledge of both companies' implant choices to help each patient find the right "fit."
Making Sense of It All
There is no perfect breast implant. It's important to understand your options in depth and receive guidance from an experienced plastic surgeon. The fact is that a 300cc smooth round saline implant will look completely different on a woman who is 5-feet tall with a 32-inch chest compared to a woman who is 6-feet tall with a 36-inch chest. Accurate measurements in the preoperative consultation along with a frank discussion with the patient are essential for the best possible outcome.
An educated patient is a happy patient. Women considering breast enlargement should contact plastic surgeon Dr. Sorokin to request a consultation where all the options can be thoroughly reviewed. You can also set up an appointment by calling Delaware Valley Plastic Surgery, conveniently located in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, at .