Breast augmentation and your breast implant options

Andover and Lowell, Massachusetts - Nashua, Salem and Manchester, New Hampshire

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Women who seek breast augmentation have more choices than ever before to achieve the look they desire, especially when it comes to breast implants. But assessing your options and selecting the right breast implants for your unique physical needs and aesthetic goals may seem overwhelming.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. George P. Chatson believes in a highly personalized approach, and he will take the time to help you develop a thorough understanding of your breast enhancement options to ensure that you’re pleased with your results. If you’re considering breast augmentation, please call our Andover, Massachusetts, office at 978-687-1151 or our Nashua, New Hampshire, office at 603-882-2103 to schedule your personal consultation.

Although all breast implants are surrounded by a silicone shell, they are generally identified by the material with which they’re filled. Saline implants are placed into the breasts empty and then filled with a sterile saltwater solution, while silicone implants are prefilled in varying sizes with a silicone gel.

Because saline implants are filled after placement, they are often attractive to those who wish to have greater control over the volume of the breast implants after they have been placed. Silicone implants, on the other hand, have a more natural feel and weight than saline implants.

Today, women also have the option of the silicone gel-filled breast implants sometimes referred to as “gummy bear implants.” These implants, which are approved by the FDA for use in women 22 and older, are filled with a cohesive silicone gel and are designed to closely resemble the shape and contours of natural breasts.

Dr. Chatson is dedicated to educating patients about their breast enhancement options so they can make informed decisions and feel confident about their choices.

To arrange your confidential consultation and discuss your breast augmentation preferences, please contact George P. Chatson, M.D., Cosmetic Surgery of the Face & Body. Dr. Chatson welcomes patients from the greater Andover and Lowell, Massachusetts, and Nashua and Salem, New Hampshire, areas.