Breast Implants

What is a Form Stable Implant?

Posted on: December 29, 2016

In the past, there were only two types of breast implants available: silicone and saline. Now, an additional option has become available called a form stable implant. A form stable implant is a type of silicone implant, and is also referred to as a gummy implant. The silicone gel that they are filled with is

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Things to Discuss With Revision Breast Augmentation Using a Smaller Implant

Posted on: December 9, 2016

When patients are unhappy with the size of their implants, the majority would like larger implants. However, sometimes a patient who has large breast implants will desire to go down a few sizes to smaller implants. When this happens, there are certain things that need to be discussed during the consultation and exam. Depending on

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What is a Direct to Implant Breast Reconstruction?

Posted on: November 22, 2016

When it comes to breast reconstruction following mastectomy, there are many available techniques. One technique, direct to implant reconstruction, can be done for some patients who desire to have breast implants inserted directly after their mastectomy. Read on to learn more about how this procedure is done. The Procedure A direct to implant reconstruction is

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When Can I Get a New Implant After an Infection?

Posted on: September 16, 2016

As with any form of surgery, there is a small risk for infection. When women decide to undergo breast augmentation surgery with implants, the rare situation may arise when they need new implants after an infection. Read on to get Dr. Wallach’s take on this situation. On rare occasions, I’ll have a patient come in

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The Dual Plane Technique

Posted on: August 16, 2016

The dual plane technique refers to the breast implant being in a double plane or positioned both in the plane underneath the muscle, and in the plane above the muscle — just under the gland. When Dr. Wallach places an implant underneath the muscle, he usually divides the inferomedial attachments of the muscle along the

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What Are The Differences Between Form Stable And Cohesive Gel Implants?

Posted on: July 29, 2016

Patients in New York who choose to undergo breast augmentation have the decision of what type of breast implant to use. There are many types of breast implants to choose from, though two common kinds are form stable implants and cohesive gel implants. Both form stable implants, also known as gummy bear implants, and cohesive

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How to get Superior Pole Fullness after a Breast Lift

Posted on: March 1, 2016

Pole fullness usually refers to the fullness of the upper breast region. Some women that have undergone a breast lift may find that, although their breasts are lifted, they are not as full as they would like them to be, especially in the upper pole region. Dr. Steven Wallach offers techniques on how to achieve

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Do You Desire Larger Breast Implants?

Posted on: March 1, 2016

Some women that get breast implants decide they want a larger size after they’ve had their implants in for a while. But how would you go about increasing the size your breast implants? According to Dr. Steven Wallach, there are many patients that seek revisions of their breast augmentation. Often times, patients come in because

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What are Form Stable Breast Implants?

Posted on: March 1, 2016

There are several different kinds of breast implants, and women often have questions about them. One type of breast implant is form stable, this generally raises a lot of questions among patients. So what exactly are form stable implants? Dr. Steven Wallach explains that a form stable implant is a type of silicone implant. These

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How is Breast Implant Rippling Corrected?

Posted on: March 1, 2016

Breast rippling occurs when wrinkles, ripples, or unequal contours appear with breast implants. Very commonly rippling happens from implants when the tissues are very thin, so when either the patient’s tissues are thinned out, or they were very thin to begin with. So how would you correct this? Dr. Steven Wallach would suggest using an

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