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Breast Augmentation Results with Silicone Gel Breast Implants

Posted on Oct 17, 2012 Breast Augmentation

Women choosing silicone gel breast implants for their breast augmentation need good information to make the right decisions about their procedures. It is often difficult to find comparisons between results achieved using implants by the two major breast implant manufacturers in the US: Allergan and Mentor. Now they have a little more information after a study by breast surgeons. Breast surgeons compared results achieved using both types of silicone breast implants, which were implanted using a streamlined breast augmentation procedure to reduce deviations between procedures so that results could be attributed more readily to the implants used. The results were good in nearly all cases. With a follow-up of up to 77 months (about 6 1/2 years), the overall reoperation rate was quite low (4.2%), and there were no reoperations to correct the size of breast implant used. There were 13 pregnancies and no lactation (breastfeeding) difficulties in either group. The biggest difference located was the incidence of rippling, which was five times greater in the Mentor CPG silicone breast implant (37.3% vs. 7.6%). The study confirms that both breast implants give good, natural-looking results when inserted by a skilled, board-certified plastic surgeon. When choosing your breast implant, it is best to find a plastic surgeon you feel you can trust and listen to his recommendations. To talk to a board certified plastic surgeon in Philadelphia about breast augmentation, please contact Dr. David A. Bottger today.