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I Offer Three Types Of Breast Implants, All Of Them Safe

I Offer Three Types Of Breast Implants, All Of Them Safe

Many of my patients ask me about breast augmentation but really don’t know much about this procedure. Before I perform any type of plastic surgery or cosmetic treatment, it’s important to me that the patient fully understands what is involved and what results to expect. For that reason I offer this blog as a source of information about breast augmentation and breast implants. In addition to breast augmentation, I offer a complete range of breast procedures which you can learn about here.

When asked if breast implants are safe, my answer is yes

With over 20 years’ experience performing breast implant surgery in my plastic surgery practice, I have encountered very few complications in my patients as a result. For women who want larger breasts, want the size and shape of their breasts to match, or have had a mastectomy and want breast reconstructionbreast implants are a highly satisfying, long-lasting solution.

Learn more about breast implants in this short video

No matter which type of plastic surgery procedure my patients are considering, I truly believe that the best patient is an informed patient. Watch my video about your breast implant options by clicking on the image below.

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These are the three types of breast implants I use, 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). Both of these 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.

Before deciding if a patient is a good candidate for breast implants, I take into consideration:

  • her body type
  • her age
  • the current size and shape of her breasts
  • the breast size she would like to achieve

There are many reasons women get breast implants. Here are the top 5.

1. Implants correct breasts that never developed.

For some young women, their breasts never develop (micromastia). One patient told me, “Even in my 20s, I looked like a teenage boy.” Breast implants allowed her to feel more feminine, adult and confident, and also encouraged her to wear clothing that accented her new bust. 

2. They correct asymmetrical breasts.

Many women’s breasts don’t match, either in size, shape or position. One breast might be a D cup, while the other is a B. Or one might be noticeably lower than the other. In some cases, women feel they have a deformity and become very self-conscious. For these patients, the positive effect that breast implants can have on their self-esteem is truly amazing.

3. They restore pre-pregnancy and pre-breastfeeding shape and size. 

“I want my former breasts back," is something I hear a lot from moms. Implants restore the shape and fullness women had before childbearing, and can also bring back the way they used to feel about themselves.

4. They recreate breasts after a mastectomy.

Women who have had a mastectomy due to breast cancer or other serious health condition often want to “feel whole again.” Breast reconstruction and augmentation can achieve this very important goal for them. 

5. They often lead to a healthier lifestyle.

For many women, preparing for breast implant surgery encourages them to pursue a healthier lifestyle. Many of my breast augmentation patients start a vitamin regimen, stop smoking, begin working out, de-clutter their homes, and overall, commit to living healthier. 

Will this be covered by my insurance?

It’s important to know that breast augmentation is considered cosmetic surgery by insurance companies and usually is not covered, meaning that it is self-pay. 

If you are a good candidate for breast augmentation, you may qualify for our special pricing. For further pricing details, please contact me.

I perform breast implant surgery at Surgical Specialty Center

I perform all breast augmentation procedures at the Surgical Specialty Center of Westchester located in Harrison, NY. Each of the Center’s four operating rooms is fully equipped with state-of-the-art anesthesia (provided by a board certified anesthesiologist), emergency equipment and everything else I need to provide excellent care to each of my patients. To learn more, click on the image below.
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If you have breast implants, especially textured ones, you should call your plastic surgeon or come see me for an exam

If you have any type of breast implant—saline, silicone, or textured—it’s important to get them checked for ruptures, slippage, leakage, swelling, or any other potential problems. For my patients with implants, I strongly recommend getting them checked once a year.

Symptoms of potential problems include:

  • Pain
  • Lumps
  • swelling
  • breast asymmetry

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, consult your plastic surgeon right away. However, if there are no symptoms, there is no reason to remove the implants.

See the beautiful results for yourself

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.

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

So that you can be fully informed about this important decision, I’ve written several blogs explaining the many aspects of breast implant surgery. Here are three of my most popular:

Considering breast augmentation?

If you are thinking about breast augmentation and would like to schedule a free consultation, please contact me and I will send you additional information prior to your appointment. During our consultation, I will assess the current appearance of your breasts, your reasons for wanting surgery, and your expectations. Then together, we will decide which breast procedure will bring you the results you’re looking for. I specialize in the most advanced techniques of breast augmentation surgery and am ready to help you achieve your goals. 

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

You can find a good deal of information on my website about the many breast procedures available to you: 

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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."