What Are Your Choices in Breast Implants? [Video]

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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.

Sientra Breast Implants – Palm Springs | Palm Desert | Rancho Mirage

Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) is a reputed plastic surgeon who has been certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Q, as she is popularly known to her patients, provides state of the art cosmetic surgery treatments, including breast surgeries. Patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert and surrounding communities have an opportunity to receive the latest procedures for the breast, body, and face from her. For her contributions as a dedicated cosmetic surgeon, she has also been featured in national publications, including New Beauty Magazine and Plastic Surgery Practice.

Breast Augmentation

Augmentation mammaplasty or breast augmentation surgery is an effective plastic surgery procedure to enhance the size, volume and fullness of breasts. The procedure involves placement of saline or silicone gel based breast implants in the desired size, shape, and texture to achieve fuller breasts. One of the key decisions to make in a breast implant cosmetic surgery is to choose between saline and silicone implants. Both types of implants are approved by the FDA, and are widely accepted by patients.

Dr. Q explains the pros and cons of both types of implants to her patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert and nearby areas. As an experienced plastic surgeon for breast surgeries, she is the best position to recommend the most appropriate implants in accordance with the patient’s aesthetic needs. She will also consider the patient’s breast anatomy and whether the procedure is needed for cosmetic reasons or as a reconstructive surgery. Saline implants are FDA approved for women in the age group of 18 and above, while silicone implants are approved for women in the age group of 22 and above.

Advanced Sientra Implant Treatment with Dr. Q

Dr. Q introduced the cutting-edge Sientra breast implant technology to her office in the second half of 2013. Sientra is one of the latest innovations in silicone gel based breast implants, which can provide a more natural look and feel to the breasts. The lifespan of the implants may also be higher with this superior quality of implants. Sientra implants are made of Highly Cohesive Silicone Gel, which mimics the natural breast tissue most closely.

As an experienced cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Q explains to her patients in Palm Springs and Palm Desert the benefits of Sientra technology over others. However, if the patient’s primary concern is to choose more biocompatible implants, then she may recommend saline implants because in case of rupture, the saline solution will bio-integrate with the body. Therefore, the final choice of implants lies with the patient only.

Low Rupture Rates

The risk of implant rupture is, in any case, minimized with the high quality Sientra breast implants. Sientra has one of the lowest rupture rates because of its unique high-strength cohesive silicone gel. Compared to the traditional silicone implants, cohesive silicone gel is more viscous and stays in place in most cases, even if the implant shell ruptures. In fact, one can actually cut Sientra implant into two halves and yet the gel would stay in place and not move out to other parts of the body.

Sientra implants are based on the innovative Gummy Bear breast implant technology. This advanced quality includes a specialized silicone gel that delivers superior cohesive strength and suppleness that makes it more natural in terms of appearance, touch, and feel. In terms of aesthetics and natural feel, Sientra implants score an edge over saline implants. Patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert and other areas can consult with Dr. Q to make an informed choice about breast implants. The FDA approved Sientra implants are provided exclusively by trained or board certified plastic surgeons only.


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