Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is an exciting process, offering many who choose it a chance to balance the proportions of their figures or boost their self-confidence. From the type of implant to the size of the implant, there are many decisions to make.

When considering the type of implant, one should know there are two main types of implants that are FDA approved, silicone and saline.

Saline implants are filled with sterile salt water and can be filled with varying amounts of saline that will affect the shape, firmness and feel of the breast. Saline implants pose less risk in the case of leakage and are available to women over the age of 18.

Silicone implants are filled with an elastic gel. The gel reportedly feels and moves more like natural breast tissue, but are only available to women over the age of 22.

Dr. Michelle Place is a Danville, CA-based plastic surgeon with extensive experience who will guide you through your decision-making process. Contact our office to set up an informational appointment, where we can discuss the breast augmentation procedure in greater detail.