Dr. Severinac has performed Breast Implant Augmentation in Fort Wayne, Indiana since 1995.
Full, shapely breasts can make any woman feel more feminine, beautiful, and secure. Breast Implant Augmentation is a cosmetic procedure designed to increase and enhance the size and shape of a woman’s breast. The end result is a more curvaceous, sexy bust line and a natural, proportionate figure. During this outpatient procedure, an incision is made beneath the breast and an implant is inserted beneath the pectoral muscle. The end result is a full and fabulous new figure. Breast Implant augmentation can give a lifting effect but is sometimes combined with a breast lift if there is excess skin and drooping of the nipple
Saline vs. silicone implants:
Silicone implants were taken off the market by the FDA in the 1990’s when concerns about systemic illnesses such as autoimmune disorders occurred in a number of patients. These implants have been redesigned and finally approved by the FDA after numerous well designed prospective studies showed that silicone implants do not cause these ailments. Now silicone implants are referred to as “Gels” or “Gummies” in an effort to get away from using the word “Silicone” which still gets negative attention in the media.
Dr. Severinac does not use silicone implants because he thinks they are dangerous from a health standpoint. The studies mentioned above have refuted these concerns. He does not use silicone because saline implants offer a number of significant advantages:
- INCISIONAL SIZE: The incision for saline implants is less than 1/3 the length needed for silicone implants because during surgery the saline implant is collapsed, placed through the roughly 1 inch incision, and then inflated with a special fill tube that is inserted into a valve built into the surface of the implant. Silicone implants are pre-filled and have to be squeezed through the larger incision.
- ADUSTABILITY: Saline implants can be adjusted in terms of precise sizing during surgery. This is very important if a patient has even a slight difference in each breast size. Even after surgery, saline implants can be adjusted under local anesthesia in the office setting. Silicone implants are pre-filled and cannot be adjusted.
- MONITORING FOR LEAK: In the event of an implant leak, the saline implant will simply deflate and the normal saline within the implant will be safely absorbed. So the monitoring for leak is a simple look in the mirror. This is not the case with silicone because it is not absorbed. This is known as the “silent rupture”. In fact, the FDA highly recommends that patients with silicone implants have MRI scan every other year! This is a study that insurance would not cover. It is estimated that there are 150,000 patients in the United States who have a ruptured silicone implant and do not know it.
Why do so many plastic surgeons use silicone implants? They are reported to feel more natural and have less of a tendency of wrinkling particularly in the A to small B cup patient. In patients with larger breasts Dr. Severinac believes saline implants have a natural feel with no wrinkling because of the thicker soft tissue coverage.
What about the A to small B cup patient? The Ideal implant has been a major advancement in saline implants particularly for the A to B cup patients. These are structured saline implants which lead to a more natural feel and minimal wrinkling of the implant surface. They have a mushroom shaped design that hugs the chest wall and baffels within the implant that limits the movement of the saline.
The Ideal implant has all the advantages of saline and silicone implants without the disadvantages of silicone (ie. larger incisional size, non adjustable sizing, the silent rupture). The Ideal Implant was FDA approved in 2015 and is becoming the fastest growing implant used in the United States. Dr. Severinac is currently offers Ideal implants in Fort Wayne, Indiana and is one of only two plastic surgeons in Indiana using the Ideal Implant. He has earned the designation of Premier Surgeon.
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