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Saline Breast Implants Surge in Popularity over Silicone

December 19th, 2023

Ease of saline replaced implants

Saline Breast Implants Surge in Popularity over Silicone.                         Breast implants don’t last a lifetime. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, manufactures and the FDA recommend that people with all silicone gel breast implants have them replaced every 10 years. Many of my patients with silicone breast implants are choosing to have them replaced with the newer style of saline (or basically salt water) implants and are citing safety concerns. The results with current saline implants are indistinguishable from the once preferred silicone implants and there is less concern about safety and breast-feeding. One of the main benefits is that saline or salt water is not harmful and should it break or leak, the saline is simply absorbed, making replacement easy.

The replacement procedure is quite a simple surgery, I usually do under local anesthesia with light sedation. Implant sizing is also easier to adjust to the patient’s desired result. Patients report very little discomfort in recovery and say that they feel better that the silicone has been removed. Results with the new saline implants have a natural feel and appearance, contributing to the majority of my patients choosing saline implants for their primary breast augmentation or for patients that have old silicone implants being replaced. While silicone implants are still a choice, the safety and ease of opting for saline seems to be the trend in my practice.

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Why Cosmetic Surgery Results Begin Before and Continue After Surgery

June 20th, 2023

Dr Bashioum calls his patients

Cosmetic surgery results actually do begin before and continue after surgery. I view elective cosmetic surgery to be a patient/surgeon partnership in an effort to achieve the goal of medical safety and optimum cosmetic results. For this reason, I have developed pre-surgery patient care that involves simple, but a very specific protocol designed to be followed before having surgery. My patients are also provided with detailed after-care instructions following their procedure to take home, along with my personal mobile phone number to call me anytime with questions throughout recovery. I have found that by calling patients the night before and the evening following surgery, plays an important role in reassuring my patients. Questions answered quickly to alleviate undue worry, creates a relaxed environment for an easier recovery. It is my approach and belief that patients appreciate this approach and report feeling confident and pleased with their choice.

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