Year: 2010

Silicone vs. Saline Breast Implants – What are the differences?

Silicone is material that has a rubbery texture. A breast implant consists of a solid silicone shell (bag) filled with either saline (salt water) or silicone gel. All breast implants are made by spraying a mold with or dipping a mold into liquid silicone. When the silicone dries, the implant is then peeled off…

Breast Implant Placement – Is it better to place above or below the muscle?

Breast implants are placed into a pocket under the breast. The terms “above the muscle” and “below the muscle” are frequently bandied about. Which is better? Patients have opinions, surgeons have opinions. Certainly, I, a plastic surgeon who has performed a fair number of breast augmentations, have an opinion. Before I render than opinion,…

Body Sculpting Surgery: Technologies and Techniques

Many of my patients have asked about how VASER (internal ultrasound ‘VASER’ assisted lipoplasty) is different from Smart Lipo and Slim Lipo (Internal Laser-Assisted Lipoplasty). This article, written by a biomedical engineer compares these and several other technologies to reduce subcutaneous fat. I think that the article is well written and informative. When I…

When is it time to change your breast implants?

I performed my first breast augmentation in 1990. Over the years a great deal has changed with regard to the approach to this operation. Some surgeons still take the same approach they did twenty years ago. Others, like myself, try to stay current and even set the standard for the procedure (i.e. 24 hour…

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