Dr. Constance Barone on Plastic Surgery Options By Constance M. Barone, M.D. on December 09, 2018

Setting Expectations Before Your Plastic Surgery

With so many plastic surgery options it can be overwhelming to consider the possible outcomes you can achieve. But before you schedule your plastic surgery consultation, it is important to have realistic expectations about what it can and cannot do. Realizing how you can best enhance your natural beauty will help you end up with a result that boosts your confidence. Choose a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Constance Barone, and you can be sure that you will be given all the options to help you reach your goals in a safe and efficient manner. Dr. Barone is dedicated to being open and honest with her patients about what plastic surgery can do in each unique situation.



What You Need To Know About Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgery in the United States. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons 300,378 breast augmentations were performed in 2017. What do you need to know about your first consultation, surgery, and breast augmentation recovery? The first thing you should know is that you have choices, and these choices will affect your life for as long as you have breast implants. Everyone’s body is unique, which means what works for your neighbor or friend might not work for you. You can choose what size breast implants you want, whether your implants are placed above or below the muscle, and where your incision will be. Be aware that factors such as chest width and fat distribution will have an impact on these decisions. Dr. Barone works closely with patients to find the options that will give them great looking results.


Picking A Breast Implant For Natural Looking Results

Perhaps the most important plastic surgery option you have is what breast implants to use. How an implant is made, and with what it is filled will determine how natural the implant will look. Saline breast implants are filled with sterilized salt water (saline), which does not mimic natural breast tissue well. Dr. Barone tells us, while many women like the safety of saline inside, they don’t like the feel. She explains, “one of the things I hated, and most women hated, about the saline was the just the unnatural feel of the saline implants. They feel like balloons underneath the chest wall.” Silicone gel breast implants are filled with silicone gel, which provides stability and a more natural look but can come with other concerns if the implant ruptures. IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants have saline inside, but are structured in a way that provides stability and a smooth, natural result. Dr. Barone gives her patients an opportunity to learn about every breast implant before choosing one.


Peace Of Mind After Your Breast Augmentation Recovery

Women should be aware of what happens after a breast augmentation, both immediately after surgery and years down the road. When you choose a breast implant like the IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant you are at a lower risk of future complications that require surgery. According to the latest FDA core trial data, the IDEAL IMPLANT has a rupture risk of only 2.1% and a capsular contracture risk of only 6.6% at 8 years post-primary augmentation. Additionally, if an IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implant ruptures the saline inside will be naturally absorbed by the body.


Women who choose silicone gel breast implants must get an MRI every 2 years for the life of the implant in order to avoid a “silent rupture”. A silent rupture can happen when a silicone gel breast implant ruptures with the woman knowing. Silicone gel may begin to leak out of a ruptured implant and necessitate a messy removal surgery. Silicone gel breast implants also have higher rates of complications with some rupture rates as high as 13.6% (Mentor), and capsular contracture rates as high as 16.2% (Allergan).


Your Breast Augmentation With Dr. Barone

Dr. Barone is always careful to explain your plastic surgery options, and how they will impact you in the long run. When it comes to breast implants Dr. Barone says,  “I show patients every type of implant available. I show them saline. I show them silicone gel. And I show them the IDEAL IMPLANT. They get to feel and see each of their options, and almost exclusively these days, they pick the IDEAL IMPLANT. Women are very smart, they know what they want.” Knowing what to expect aesthetically, and how likely you are to need a revision surgery, will help you make the best choice for your body. Every woman should be celebrated for her unique beauty, and only use plastic surgery to enhance her assets and build confidence. To learn more, schedule your appointment with Dr. Barone by calling 210-228-6698.

Dr. Constance Barone

Dr. Constance Barone

Dr. Constance Barone in San Antonio, TX, and her team pride themselves in delivering safe, compassionate care tailored to your individual needs. She has been voted one of the Top Plastic Surgeons in America and her professional affiliations include:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

To schedule a consultation and learn more about how Dr. Barone can help you achieve your aesthetic goals, contact our office online, or call (210) 614-0400.

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