Breast implants are a safe way to make you more comfortable with the size and shape of your breasts
Breast augmentation, or breast implants, is one of the top plastic surgery procedures in Connecticut. Breast implants can be either silicone or saline, and both look quite natural and are very safe. Our breast augmentation / breast implant procedure benefits women who are dissatisfied with their breast size or who have suffered changes in the shape of their breasts from weight loss or having children. Breast enlargement can also help when one breast is noticeably smaller than the other.
If you are not pregnant or breast feeding, your breasts have stopped developing, and you are in good health, then you should schedule your consultation today with Dr. Pan or Dr. Davila, one of CT’s top board-certified plastic surgeons, to learn more about silicone and saline breast implants, cost of breast implants (and financing available for your breast augmentation surgery) and receive a customized treatment plan. Please bring a non-padded bra in the size you would like to become to this appointment. Please know that insurance does not cover this surgical procedure.
The Breast Augmentation / Breast Implant or Breast Enhancement Procedure
Breast enhancement is performed by placing an implant either above or below the chest muscle to increase the size of the breast. In most cases this can be done through a small incision to minimize scars. This breast augmentation surgery is usually performed as an outpatient under light general anesthesia. Recovery lasts one to two weeks and is generally tolerated well.
Are You A Good Candidate for Breast Implants
Finally, beauty without compromise. Now available in our office, the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implant gives you the natural feel you want, and with advantages over silicone gel implants. Although it is filled with only saline for your peace of mind, the implant has a natural feel because of its internal supporting structure that controls movement of the saline.
If the IDEAL IMPLANT ruptures, the saline inside is harmlessly absorbed by the body. In addition, you have the confidence of knowing that your implants are intact just by looking in the mirror. In contrast, if a silicone gel implant ruptures, it is “silent” and cannot be detected by looking in the mirror. Current silicone gel implants have been shown to have a high rate of rupture based on MRI scans.
Women have wanted a new type of breast implant – one that would combine the natural feel of a silicone gel implant with only saline inside for safety and peace of mind. After years of research, engineering, product development and a large US clinical trial, the IDEAL IMPLANT was approved by FDA and Health Canada, and is now available through a limited network of board certified or eligible plastic surgeons.
The IDEAL IMPLANT has been in clinical use since February 2009, at the start of the clinical trial. By February 2010, 502 women received the IDEAL IMPLANT from 45 board certified plastic surgeon investigators nationwide. In clinical follow-up over five years, patient and surgeon satisfaction with the outcome has been high and the capsule contracture rate has been low.
Silicone vs. Saline Breast Implants
The difference between silicone breast implants and saline breast implants is their texture. Silicone implants are softer and feel more natural than saline implants but are also more expensive. Costs of both augmentation surgeries are determined during your cosmetic consultation. Use of the Keller funnel has now allowed silicone breast augmentations without the historically longer scars of the past. Augmentation results can be extremely natural, with no obvious signs that breasts implants have been added.
Breast Implant Augmentation Surgery Recovery
Recovery from breast implant surgery is usually short. Most people are able to return to non-physical work after the first week of recovery. Soreness and swelling should diminish over the first two weeks. Scars from the breast augmentation surgery will fade over time.
Meet with our Connecticut Board Certified Plastic Surgeons
Our breast augmentation surgeons are Yale-educated, board certified top plastic surgeons in the state of Connecticut. Deborah Pan, MD and Javier Davila, MD are always willing to listen to your cosmetic surgery needs during your cosmetic consultation. Breast implant pricing and options are provided when you visit our New Haven office (easy on/off from I-91). Additional options, such as breast lift or mommy makeovers can also be discussed during this time.
Cost of Breast Implants
The fees provided below are estimates (or ranges) for the procedures listed as each fee depends on the operating time and surgical technique. After your cosmetic consultation, you will be given an individual quote.
Please Note: The pricing below does not include tax, implants, garments or other special equipment required. Anesthesia and surgical center fees are additional. Revision or correction of prior surgery done elsewhere may carry higher associated fees on a case by case basis.
- Breast Implants:$4,450 – 5,000