Question:

do saline implants need to be replaced?

Answer:

Patients can buy a warranty that lasts for 10 years so if the implant leaks, the company will pay for part of the surgeon's fee and operating room. They will not pay if the implant is intact. All companies will replace a leaking saline implant for life at no charge. My feeling is not to do anything if all is fine. I have had patients with saline implant have their implants for 30 years had still have the original pair. It is a good way to make money though, every ten years 

Question:

Get these bowling balls out of my chest.  Is it a big deal to have large implants changed to small sporty ones.

 

 

Answer:

The surgery can be done but if the size change is significant, you might need skin removed, similar to a breast lift in order to have it look right.

Question:

Dr. Garcia,

Wonderful to meet you! I found you by looking up Ideal Implants after seeing them in New Beauty Magazine,  which is my preferred choice as I will not do saline. I am in Las Vegas, and looking to replace my current implants (next year or later this year). For a replacement, with the "Ideal" implants what would be the average price point be around? 

Answer:

The Ideal Implants are more expensive than the saline and many silicone implants, but have their advantages. when you get closer I would encourage you to come in and discuss it some more. Feel free to call the office and speak with my nurse and she can give you the total of the fees for the Ideal Implant exchange

Question:

Implant replacement

Answer:

pain can be due to a number of different things. As long as the implants are not broken, they do not need to be removed. In some cases scar tissue can form around the implant, we call that capsular contracture. If that is what you have, then surgery to remove the scar tissue is required to alleviate your pain. The best thing is to come in so I can examine you and determine what is the best option for you. Please call the office at your convenience and they will get you in. If you have your implant ID card, please bring that with you.

Question:

How young would you recommend that girls have breast augmentation surgery/

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Our fees, all inclusive of operating room, all office visits, blood tests, post-op bra, anesthesia fees and surgical fees as well as all follows up run $5,000 for saline and $6,000 for silicone. We do offer a few different options for financing and your fee for the surgery is not affected if you finance it or pay up front.

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That is pretty close to the fee. It varies with time needed in the operating room and the type of implant, saline or silicone chosen. In the case of a saline implant with the lift it is about $11,000 and  and additional $1,000 for silicone with our office. That includes everything except your medication for after the surgery. Please let me know if you have any other questions

Question:

I saw on the tv show Botched where a woman had breast implants for 30 years. She ended up with ripples in her breasts, which doctors said couldn't be fixed. The doctors on the show said women should get breast implants replaced every 10-15 years. I've had my implants for 20 years. I do not have any problems with them now, but do I need to replace them now? I don't want my breasts to get ripples in them that are difficult to fix. Do you think she had implants placed above instead of her muscle which made ripples show more? Mine are placed below the muscle.

Answer:

Most likely they are above the muscle and that leaves only the skin and whatever breast tissue she has to hide the ripples. The ripples are more common with saline implants due to something called the water hammer/ piston effect where the saline inside the implant moves up and down and causes the hammer effect that puts more traction on the implant which thins and stretches the skin which makes the ripples more visible. Textured implant have also been reportedly more prone to ripples, at least in the old more fluid less cohesive silicone implants and in saline implants. I strongly disagree with changing out the implants every 10 years if nothing is wrong. I think that if there is a problem, then of course it is correct to have more surgery, but otherwise no. Good way for tre surgeon to pay his mortgage though.