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What Are Your Choices in Breast Implants? [Video]

Breast Implants -Your Choices

Dr. Suzanne M. Quardt, or Dr. Q as she is known to her patients, is an aesthetic fellowship trained, board certified plastic surgeon. She provides state of the art cosmetic surgery procedures for the breast, body and face at her Rancho Mirage office. Patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert and surrounding areas have an opportunity to receive advanced surgical procedures from Dr. Q. She has earned a number of recognitions for her contributions as a cosmetic surgeon. She has also been featured in national publications such as New Beauty Magazine and Plastic Surgery Practice.

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation surgery has become one of the most sought after cosmetic surgery procedures in recent years. With improved qualities of breast implants, it is possible to achieve fuller breasts with a natural look and feel. Dr. Q provides both saline and silicone gel breast implant options to her patients and helps them make appropriate choices according to their aesthetic needs.

Breast augmentation is not only useful from a cosmetic perspective to enhance the size of breasts, but it may also help restore breasts following a mastectomy or breast tissue injury. Moderate conditions of asymmetrical breasts may also be corrected with breast implants. Patients in and around Palm Springs and Palm Desert can receive breast implant surgery from Dr. Q using the latest qualities of implants.

Breast Lift

For some women, the breast size may be appropriate, but the breasts may droop heavily due to aging, heredity, gravity, weight loss or other factors. In such cases, breast lift surgery may be an effective way to raise the breasts to make them appear firmer and more youthful. If the nipples are pointing downwards, the plastic surgeon may reposition the nipples and areolas to a more appropriate location.

In some cases, Dr. Q may recommend a combination of breast augmentation and breast lift surgery for her patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and nearby areas. Breast lift surgery may also be used to reduce the size of areolas if they have become excessively enlarged.

Silicone vs Saline Implants

Saline implants are filled with a saline solution, while silicone implants are filled with silicone gel. Both types of implants are FDA approved and used widely by patients looking to enhance their breast appearance with plastic surgery. Saline implants have an advantage that in case of implant rupture, the saline solution is naturally absorbed in the body because it is a biocompatible filler. However, the look, touch, and feel of saline implants may not appeal to some patients who are looking for more aesthetic results.

As an experienced cosmetic surgeon for breast implants, Dr. Q recommends advanced qualities of silicone implants in such cases. The advantage with silicone implants is that they mimic the natural breast tissue more closely in look, touch, and feel. Dr. Q has introduced highly cohesive gel based Sientra silicone implants to her patients in Palm Springs and Palm Desert.

These advanced quality implants are very safe because the silicone gel contained in the implant is so highly viscous that it does not seep through the implant shell even in the case of an implant rupture. Highly cohesive gel makes the implant aesthetically superior and safer at the same time. Only trained or board certified plastic surgeons can get access to Sientra implants. Dr. Q makes sure that her patients receive only FDA approved implant qualities for long term effectiveness and safety.

Other Implant Types

Sientra implants are based on Gummy Bear implant technology, which makes use of highly cohesive silicone gel for best results. Dr. Q makes an endeavor to provide the latest, proven, and cutting-edge technologies to her patients so that they can achieve desired outcomes in the most effective ways. Sientra is one of the latest introductions at Dr. Q’s office.

The other quality of implants available with Dr. Q is Allergan Natrelle. Natrelle breast implants are produced by Allergan, Inc., which is a renowned, California-based company producing innovative medical products and devices, including Botox and Juvederm dermal filler. Allergan Natrelle is an advanced cohesive gel implant that Dr. Q provides at her practice.

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