This 49-year-old woman was unhappy with the outcome of breast augmentation surgery performed in Indiana by another surgeon, complaining that her breasts were asymmetrical. She also wanted larger implants. A stay-at-home mother of 2 children, whom she breastfed, the patient wanted to go from a size B cup to a full C cup or small D.
When she came in for a consultation at the Valparaiso office, she spoke with Dr. Galante about wanting to replace the saline implants used in the first augmentation surgery with silicone implants.
This is a common change for many breast augmentation patients. Over the past few years, there have been great advances in silicone implants, which are approved by the FDA for breast augmentation patients age 22 or older. There is now a wide variety of sizes of silicone implants, and, unlike saline, they come in different shapes: round, oval, and teardrop.
Many patients and physicians say they think silicone implants have a more natural look and feel than their saline counterparts. Dr. Galante has vast experience with implants of both materials and can make recommendations for each patient based on her body type, health history, and aesthetic goals.
For this patient, she and Dr. Galante decided to use MENTOR® high-profile 500 cc implants, which the surgeon inserted using an inframammary incision. This type of incision goes in the crease below the breasts, hiding the scar in the natural fold.
If you are interested in meeting with Dr. Galante to discuss your breast augmentation options, request a consultation online, or give our office a call at (219) 322-3131.
Patient Age: 49
Patient Gender: Female