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Indiana Plastic Surgeon Offers Silicone and Saline Breast Implants for Breast Augmentation in Indiana

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Women can now customize their breast enhancement in Indiana by choosing between saline breast implants and a new generation of silicone gel implants at the Valparaiso or Schererville offices of Indiana plastic surgeon Gus E. Galante, MD.

Valparaiso, Indiana, August 2007 - Only 10 months ago, most women considering breast augmentation in Indiana and across the United States had to choose saline implants, the only implant material widely available. But now, following U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of a new generation of silicone gel implants, the choices for breast augmentation in Indiana have grown. Plastic surgeon Dr. Gus Galante, after seeing for himself the strong safety record of the new silicone gel implants, has expanded his implant options to include both saline and silicone gel.

"Women are excited about having more choices, and there really has been no better time to consider breast enhancement," says Indiana plastic surgeon Dr. Galante. "Almost all my patients want a naturally enhanced look. I can provide a more tailored breast augmentation now that there are more implant choices on the table."

Choosing an implant material is only one of the many decisions every woman needs to make when considering breast augmentation. Indiana women also have a wide array of choices regarding shape, size, and profile. There are literally hundreds of variations possible, allowing Dr. Galante to provide each of his patients with a custom result.

"The latest silicone gel implants have a consistency remarkably like real breast tissue," adds Dr. Galante. "This is preferable for many patients, particularly those with very little breast tissue of their own. In these patients, silicone gel implants tend to look more like a natural breast, with a gentle slope away from the collarbone when they stand up, rather than a fixed or overly round appearance that might occur with saline."

Various generations of silicone implants have been available in other parts of the world for several decades, but since 1992 they had not been used for most breast surgeries in the United States. Initial safety concerns did not pan out after over a decade of research and technological improvements have increased the durability of this implant type. Modern silicone implants use silicone with a more gel-like consistency, allowing them to hold together better than earlier versions. As a result, silicone migration is much less likely if rupture occurs.

"In my experience silicone implants can provide a more attractive breast augmentation result for selected patients, but saline can be an excellent choice for some women, particularly those very worried about safety or implant rupture. Silicone implants have a slightly higher rate of capsular contracture, the hardening of the scar tissue that surrounds the implant. Also, I can use a slightly smaller incision when placing saline implants, so this may be the right choice if scarring is a big concern."

Dr. Galante has the training and experience to provide a pleasing, shapely breast appearance regardless of whether a patient chooses saline or silicone gel. He encourages women interested in breast enhancement to schedule a consultation and learn more about which implant type is right for them. "Ultimately," he says, "it's a personal decision, but I do everything I can to make sure each patient has the facts so she can make the best choice for her breast augmentation goals."



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