After much research, she decided she wanted the latest generation of cohesive silicone gel implants instead of saline ones.
Even though she is not yet 22, it is perfectly legal and appropriate for her to request silicone gel implants, particularly when we agree that this is the best choice for her goals and anatomy.
Heavy smokers, people suffering from uncontrolled chronic disorders -- such as diabetes or heart disease -- or patients who have had radiation therapy to the head/neck area need to be evaluated on an individual basis.
Note the natural “teardrop” appearance of her breasts with smooth round submuscular implants.
This 20 year-old health care professional from Rochester, Minnesota wanted larger breasts.
(Note the large mole in her cleavage area was removed at the time of her surgery; the small mole on the right breast remains.) This 47 year-old mother of 3 lost most of her breast volume after breast feeding, and came to Minneapolis Plastic Surgery for augmentation mammoplasty (breast enlargement with implants).
Her surgery was one month before the FDA again released silicone gel implants for elective breast augmentation (2006), so this patient had submuscular saline implants placed. Her TIVA general anesthetic allowed her to leave the recovery room in just one hour--alert, comfortable, and without nausea or vomiting.
She underwent submuscular silicone gel implant placement as a light general (TIVA) anesthetic outpatient procedure in our nationally-accredited (AAAASF) on-site surgical facility.