Breast Augmentation (Saline Implants) Questions and Answers Archive

Sep
1999

Q&A: Should I consider a contoured or a round breast implant for breast augmentation surgery?

Question:

I am considering breast augmentation and I am not sure which shape of implant I want the anatomical(contoured) or the round. I am not sure if one is better than the other. If you could give your opinion I would appreciate it. Thanks Theresa

Answer:

 Jonathan Ross Berman, MD - LocateADoc.com

It is a good question. It is one that you probably should pose to the plastic surgeon you want to do your surgery. Depending on his answer might help you determine whether you want him or her to perform the surgery.

-- Jonathan Ross Berman, MD
Boca Raton, Florida



Sep
1999

Q&A: What is the safest product for breast implants?

Question:

i'm thinking of geting breast implant for my wife and were looking for the safest product avilible???

- jim

Answer:

Jonathan Ross Berman, MD - LocateADoc.com

Saline are the only implants allowed by the FDA

--Jonathan Ross Berman, MD
Boca Raton, Florida



Aug
1999

Q&A: Does a person under 18 years of age need the permission of parent(s) to have breast augmentation surgery?

Question:

Great web site. I must say that it is highly informative and very resourceful. Maybe you can help me out with a medical/legal issue that was among debate between me and a girl last evening. Is a girl under the age of 18 able to get breast implants? Can she do this without the parents permission? Maybe she needs written consent? If you know the answer, or can even point me in the correct direction, that would be greatly appreciated. Also, if you know the source of your answer, please include that as well. Thanks again for everytihng! Thank you in advance for your prompt response. Kindest Regards Craig

Answer:

Carmen Ann Paradis, M.D. - LocateADoc.com

A minor must always have the consent of a parent or guardian for any medical treatment including surgery. Hope this is helpful Carmen Paradis M.D.

--Carmen Ann Paradis, M.D.
Cleveland, Ohio



Aug
1999

Q&A: Where should the breast augmentation incision go to avoid loss in nipple sensation and limit the risk of capsule contracture?

Question:

Hello. I would like to know the best place of insicion for a breast augmentation, which limits the risks of a capsule contracture and loss of sensation in the nipples.

- Jenny

Answer:

Carmen Ann Paradis, M.D. - LocateADoc.com

Placement of the incision does not effect capsular contracture. Putting the implant under the muscle will reduce the likelihood of capsular contracture. An incision around the areoa is most likely to interfere with nipple sensation; putting the implant behind the muscle is also less likely to interfere with nipple sensation. Good luck Carmen Paradis M.D.

--Carmen Ann Paradis, M.D.
Cleveland, Ohio



Aug
1999

Q&A: What is the cost to remove breast implants, how long is the recovery time, and what will my breasts look like?

Question:

I was wondering how much it would cost for breast implant removal. They are saline and placed under the muscle. I have only had them 2 months and I dont like them at all. I would also like to know what the breast would look like after removal and how long recovery would be. Thanks.

- Dawn

Answer:

Carmen Ann Paradis, M.D. - LocateADoc.com

The surgical fee for removing the implants would probably be about $1000. There would also be fees for use of an operating room and for anesthesia. Your best bet, in terms of price, would probably be to go back to your original surgeon. If you don't like the way your breast look now, there may be alternatives other than removing the implants. You should discuss that with your doctor. After the implants are removed your breasts should look as they did before the implants were put in. The recovery is minimal--much less discomfort than when the implants were put in. Good luck, Carmen Paradis M.D.

--Carmen Ann Paradis, M.D.
Cleveland, Ohio



Aug
1999

Q&A: What would it cost to remove saline breast implants from under the muscle done two months ago and the recover time?

Question:

I was wondering how much it would cost for breast implant removal. They are saline and placed under the muscle. I have only had them 2 months and I dont like them at all. I would also like to know what the breast would look like after removal and how long recovery would be. Thanks.

- Dawn

Answer:

Carmen Ann Paradis, M.D. - LocateADoc.com

The surgical fee for removing the implants would probably be about $1000. There would also be fees for use of an operating room and for anesthesia. Your best bet, in terms of price, would probably be to go back to your original surgeon. If you don't like the way your breast look now, there may be alternatives other than removing the implants. You should discuss that with your doctor. After the implants are removed your breasts should look as they did before the implants were put in. The recovery is minimal--much less discomfort than when the implants were put in. Good luck, Carmen Paradis M.D.

--Carmen Ann Paradis, M.D.
Cleveland, Ohio



May
1999

Q&A: Does over the muscle or under the muscle breast augmentation provide a more natural looking breast?

Question:

Which method provides a more natural looking breast in a breast augmentation? Placing the implant subglandular or submuscular. Why? Thanks.

- Teri

Answer:

Carmen Ann Paradis, M.D. - LocateADoc.com

I don't think it makes a difference. The rippling that is sometimes seen in aline-filled implants may be less noticeable, especially in thin patients, if the implant is placed submuscularly. The tow major advantages to placing implants submuscularly is that the incidence of capsular contraction is less and mammograms are sometimes easier to read. Hope this is helpful. Carmen Paradis M.D.

--Carmen Ann Paradis, M.D.
Cleveland, Ohio



May
1999

Q&A: How do I get financing for breast augmentation?

Question:

I breast fed my daughter,and I am now wanting to get breast implants. I have read all types of material and went to a few consultations. Can you please tell me how to get financing, or a way that I could have them done at minimal cost? Thank-you for your time.

- Val

Answer:

Jonathan Ross Berman, MD - LocateADoc.com

It depends on which doctor you see. We offer financing through different organizations. You should not be so cost conscious. Remember cheaper is not always better. You also get what you pay for. Check the credentials, experience, and reputation of the surgeon performing the surgery. This is an operation on you. Your health.

--Jonathan Ross Berman, MD
Boca Raton, Florida