Breast Augmentation with Saline Implants
At Buckhead Plastic Surgery in Atlanta
Breast augmentation with the use of saline breast implants allows you to obtain a youthful feminine shape. At our Atlanta plastic surgery practice, we can help women who feel their breasts are too small, too flat after breast-feeding, asymmetrical, or just misshapen.
In creating your desired shape, we use only safe and proven methods including saline filled breast implants for breast augmentation.
What Are Saline Breast Implants?
Saline breast implants are made of a silicone outer shell and then filled with a sterile saltwater solution. They come in many different sizes and several different shapes.
- Click to read more about the sizes and shapes of saline implants available from Mentor.
How Much Do Saline Breast Implants Cost in the Atlanta area?
The price of breast augmentation with saline implants at Buckhead Plastic Surgery in Atlanta is $5300 and includes pre- and post-op, anesthesia, and operating room fees. If you need information about financing your breast augmentation surgery, visit our financing page for more information or call our patient care coordinator at 404-367-9005. We are experts at figuring out financing and are happy to help you!
Advantages of Saline Breast Implants
Smaller incisions: Because the implant shell is filled with salt water after being inserted, a smaller incision is needed. Often, an incision of less than 1 inch is made just along the edge of the areola where it is usually completely inconspicuous.
Younger age requirement: While silicone gel implants have an age minimum requirement for the patient, saline breast implants can be used in qualifying patients as young as 18 years old.
Lighter: Saline implants are also known for being lighter than silicone implants of the same size.
Less expensive: Saline breast implants can cost up to $1000 less than their silicone counterparts.
New Mentor Volume Sizers - Choose the Right Implant Size, the First Time
To help patients choose the right implant size, we have introduced Mentor's Volume Sizing system. This is the first sizing kit to provide a realistic preview of the augmented breast size.
The sizers have a unique shape that fits over your natural breast. They are made of a soft and malleable silicone elastomer material. You can choose sizers ranging from 150 to 650 cc, along with gap sized "fillers" of 50, 75 and 125 cc.
Remember that no breast implant sizing system is perfect, but Mentor's new Volume Sizing System remains a very useful aid in making this important decision. If you choose the right implant size now, you will be less likely to choose a revision procedure later.
How and where are the incisions hidden for breast augmentation with saline implants?
Incisions can be placed in the crease below the breast, around the areola, or in the armpit. Once the incision is made, Dr. Larsen then creates a pocket into which the implant will be placed. This pocket is made either directly behind the breast tissue (sub glandular) or underneath the pectoral muscle (sub muscular), which is located between the breast tissue and the chest wall.
Breast lift surgery: Our Atlanta plastic surgery practice also performs procedures that can tighten a droopy or sagging breast, creating a more youthful appearance. This procedure can be done with or without implants.
Breast augmentation with silicone breast implants: Over the last 14 years, multiple studies have shown the safety of silicone implants. In December 2006, silicone breast implants were reintroduced for breast augmentation surgery. Silicone implants are available at our Atlanta practice in addition to the popular saline breast implants.
Recovery Timeline After Breast Augmentation:
- Early recovery time (return to non-strenuous activity): 3-5 days
- Resume normal activity: two weeks subglandular
- Six to eight weeks submuscular
Breast augmentation is one of the most popular surgeries at Buckhead Plastic Surgery in Atlanta. Some of our patients decide to have breast surgery to create symmetry between two breasts which differ slightly, to produce more fullness in the midline or cleavage, or to restore fullness to their breasts after having children. Most just want a nicer body proportion which reflects positively on their self-image.
Free Breast Augmentation Consultations
At Buckhead Plastic Surgery in Atlanta, our breast augmentation consultations are always complimentary.
Do you need more information about breast augmentation surgery in Atlanta? Contact the office of double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Alan N. Larsen to schedule your private consultation. Our plastic surgery office is located in the Buckhead area of North Atlanta. Call (404) 367‐9005 to inquire about a consultation.