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Are Breast Implants Safe? My Answer Is Yes.

Are Breast Implants Safe? My Answer Is Yes.

I've been performing breast implant surgery for over 20 years.

And during all that time, I have encountered very few complications in my patients as a result of this surgery. In fact, for women who want larger breasts, or want the size and shape of their breasts to match, or want breast reconstruction following a mastectomy, breast implants are a safe, long-lasting solution. As well as breast augmentation, I offer a complete range of breast procedures which you can learn about here.

In the news: reports about the safety of breast implants 

Like many of my patients, you may have read or heard about the recently-released FDA reports of medical device performance, including breast implants. Here's my response:

I welcome the release of these reports and feel strongly that more transparency and information is better for both surgeons and patients to be able to make the most informed decisions.

For more information on this issue, please contact me. I’m happy to talk through the details with you and answer all your questions.

Short video about the 3 most popular breast shaping techniques

To help patients more fully understand their options when considering breast implant surgery, I’ve made a short 2½-minute video explaining the details of each technique, which you can watch by clicking here or on the image below.

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I offer three types of breast implants, all of them safe

  1. Silicone breast implants—filled with silicone gel.
  2. Saline breast implants—filled with saline (sterile saltwater).
  3. Natrelle® gummy breast implants—filled with silicone gel. Choose from five profiles (low to extra full), four degrees of fullness (minimal to maximum) and three levels of cohesivity (gumminess).

Most women—and most plastic surgeons, myself included—prefer the look and feel of silicone implants rather than saline. Silicone implants are generally considered to look and feel more like real breast tissue, while saline implants are more prone to cause rippling of the skin. Women are also reporting high satisfaction rates with the new gummy versions because they can choose the size and shape of their implants for a more customized, unique look.

Considering breast implants?

If you are thinking about having breast implant surgery and would like to schedule a free consultation, please contact me and I will send you additional information prior to your appointment. I will assess the current appearance of your breasts, your reasons for wanting surgery, and your specific expectations. Then together, we will decide which breast procedure will most beautifully achieve the results you’re looking for.

Seeing is believing

To see unretouched “before and after” photos of actual patients of mine who have had successful breast implant surgery, please visit the Breast Augmentation page in the Photo Gallery section of my website.

If you have breast implants, you should get them checked regularly

If you have breast implants—saline, silicone, gummy or textured—it’s important to get them checked for ruptures, slippage, leakage, swelling or any other potential problems. For all my patients with implants, I highly recommend getting them examined once a year. Please make an appointment to come in and see me so I can check for any problems. 

To learn more about breast implants, I recommend these 3 blogs

So you can be fully informed on the subject of breast implant surgery, I’ve written several blogs which I recommend to you here:

For more information on all the types of breast surgery I offer, please visit these pages on my website

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Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), Samuel J. Beran, MD is a highly accomplished plastic surgeon with offices in Manhattan, Harrison and Mount Kisco, NY. With more than 20 years’ experience and a thorough command of the most advanced techniques and technologies, Dr. Beran consistently provides his patients with the highest level of plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast, face, skin and body. Recently, Dr. Beran was named a “Top Doctor” by RealSelf for his dedication to responding to consumer questions and patient feedback. The “Top Doctor” designation is awarded to less than 10% of the RealSelf physician community.

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"Dr. Beran is a board certified plastic surgeon, specializing in cosmetic surgery procedures such as breast augmentation. He is amazing and I definitely recommend him."