Breast Augmentation with Silicone Implants

At Buckhead Plastic Surgery, Atlanta

mentor breast implants atlantaOur Atlanta plastic surgery practice now offers silicone breast implants for breast augmentation.

Are Silicone Implants Safe?

Absolutely! Silicone implants were given the green light to use for primary augmentation by the FDA at the end of December 2006. Although silicone implants have just been approved for general breast augmentation, we are happy to have been one of the primary investigators evaluating the safety of silicone over the last 10 years for use in select individuals.

Our experience at Buckhead Plastic Surgery has been very positive using silicone implants in the study group. The opportunity to use silicone gives us a whole new avenue for the look and feel a patient wants to achieve through breast augmentation.

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How much does breast augmentation cost with silicone implants?

The price of breast augmentation with silicone gel implants at Buckhead Plastic Surgery in Atlanta is $6000 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!

What are silicone gel breast implants?

Silicone breast implants are filled with Mentor's proprietary cohesive gel, named MemoryGel®.  MemoryGel holds together uniformly while retaining the natural give that resembles breast tissue.

MemoryGel® Breast Implants are pre-filled with Mentor’s uniquely formulated silicone gel. This gel is not like a liquid or a semi-liquid but is a cohesive gel that holds safely and uniformly together to deliver a natural feel that closely resembles breast tissue.

How much do silicone gel implants cost in the Atlanta area?

The cost of breast augmentation with silicone gel implants at Buckhead Plastic Surgery will vary. Mentor does offer rebates or incentives on their breast implants from time to time. Learn more on our specials page or on Mentor's LoveYourLook,com.

Advantages of silicone-filled breast implants

  • Implant is usually softer
  • More natural look and feel than saline

During your consultation at our Atlanta plastic surgery practice, we can help you choose between the different types of implants for your breast augmentation.

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 silicone gel implants?

The silicone implants can be placed through an incision located along the lower edge of the areola. Since the incision needed to place silicone implants is a little larger than saline implants, another approach is to place the implants through an incision made just above the lower breast crease. A third alternative is to place the implants through the armpit.

Once the incision is made, Dr. Alan N. Larsen 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.

Complementary Procedures

Breast Lift: Our Atlanta plastic surgery also performs procedures that can tighten a droopy breast. Known as a breast lift, the surgery can provide a more youthful appearance. This procedure can be done with or without implants.

Tummy tuck: When a tummy tuck is combined with breast augmentation, the operation is commonly called a "mommy makeover." Performing these procedures together can help women regain a youthful figure after childbirth.

try on breast implantsAverage Recovery Time 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

Free Breast Augmentation Consultations

At Buckhead Plastic Surgery in Atlanta, our breast augmentation consultations are always complimentary.

Learn More About Silicone Breast Implants in Atlanta

Do you need more information about silicone breast implants in Atlanta? Contact the office of double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Alan N. Larsen. Our plastic surgery office is located in the Buckhead area of North Atlanta. Call (404) 367‐9005 to inquire about a consultation.