Oct
2013

Q&A: Is there a preferred method of the breast surgery for minimal scarring?

Ask A Doctor Question: 

What is the difference between saline and silicone breast implants? 
Is there a preferred method of the breast surgery for minimal scarring?  I have also heard about natural breast enhancement, what is that?
Thank you! 
- Debra

Answer: 

Marco Gonzalez, MD - LocateADoc.com

The difference between silicone and saline implants is that  saline implants are filled with salt water and the silicone implants are filled with a cohesive silicone gel.  In my opinion imframamary is the best method to hide the scar. Now in regards to natural breast enhancement you are probably thinking of fat grafting your own fat to your breast. This technique has not really taken off for the reason that fat that is grafted into your breast may tend to form calcifications and still in some areas of the country there is a lack of specialist to differentiate this from a cancer and this may lead to biopsys of your breast.

--Marco Gonzalez, MD
El Paso, TX

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