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How to Tell If You Need to Have Your Silicone Breast Implants Redone

Breast Augmentation Guilford CTIn a perfect world, breast implants would last for your entire life, but that’s unfortunately not the case. Although silicone breast implants can last a really long time, you will likely need to have them done every 10 to 15 years. So, how exactly can you tell whether or not you need to have yours redone?

It’s Been Over 10 Years Since Your Last Breast Implant

On average, silicone breast implants last over 10 years. Although some patients can get a longer life out of their implants than others, it’s usually not until at least after a decade that we encourage parents to come back in and get their breasts redone; that way you cut down on potential problems from happening and you get perkier breasts in the process.

You Have a Leak

One of the trickiest parts about silicone breast implants is that they can be really hard to detect. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons recommends that patients conduct regular self-exams and come in for checkups to make sure that their breasts are still intact. If you feel like your implants feel abnormal or if you haven’t had them check in a while, come into our office and Dr. Price will either examine them himself or order an MRI to make sure that there isn’t a leak.

Your Breast Plants Are Lopsided or Misshapen

Natural breasts usually aren’t symmetrical but implants should always be symmetrical. If you have noticed that your breasts are changing shape or if they seem a little bit lopsided, then this is a sign that you may have a leak or that your implant just needs to be redone.

If you are worried that it’s time to get your breasts redone, come into our office for an exam. To learn more about breast implants, contact our Guilford office and call us at (203) 453-6635.

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How to Get Your Breasts Done and Still Have Time To Enjoy Thanksgiving Too

Breast Augmentation Guilford CTYou know the old saying, “You can have your cake and eat it too”? Well, here at Dr. Gary J. Price’s office we believe that adage to be true. If you have been wanting to get breast implants done before the holidays but aren’t sure if you will be healed fast enough in time for Thanksgiving, then this article is for you. Let’s take a closer look at some ways that this may be a possibility.

Schedule Your Consultation

The ultimate way for Dr. Price to determine whether or not a breast augmentation before Thanksgiving is going to be a good option for you is to schedule a consultation with him. During your meeting, he will go over the different implant options which will help him determine whether or not you will be healed enough in time. For instance, because saline implants require a smaller incision, patients tend to recover a little bit faster, but we will go over all of this information with you in person.

Take Recovery Seriously

If Dr. Price does encourage you to go ahead with this surgery before Thanksgiving, then you need to make your recovery your number one priority; even if that means having somebody else host the holiday dinner this year. Remember that the more that you baby yourself during the first week of recovery, the more likely you are to heal faster than you would otherwise. Even though you may not be fully recovered and feeling like yourself at Thanksgiving, taking the time to heal for at least a couple of days will help you feel more like yourself for the big holiday.

If you are sick of waiting to get your breast augmentation and you want to have it done just in time for the holidays, then schedule your consultation appointment with Dr. Price at our Guildford office and contact us at (203) 453-6635.

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3 Things to Know About the Ideal Implant

Breast Augmentation Guilford CTHaving the perfect body, the perfect hair, and the perfect breasts would be ideal and here at Dr. Gary J. Price’s office, we can make at least one of those things happen. As the newest type of implant that we offer at our office, the Ideal Implant is popular for a variety of reasons. Let’s take a closer look at three things to know about this type of implant and what makes it really ideal.

Ruptures Are Obvious

The FDA encourages patients who have silicone implants to get an MRI scan done every two years to detect any sort of ruptures or leaks. Because silicone is so thick, ruptures are often called silent ruptures because they often go entirely unnoticed. With the Ideal implant, patients will see a visible change right away because saline leaks very quickly. And, because saline is a form of saltwater, it’s harmless for your body to absorb.

There Are Many Layers

Traditionally, when you think of a breast implant, you think of one size sack that contains either saline or silicone. With the ideal implant, there are different chambers or layers within the implant. The inner shell around the inner chamber holds the inner saline filler, and the outer shell around the outer chamber holds the external saline filler. Then, between these shells are one to three baffle shells.

They Look and Feel more Natural

Because of the unique structure of Ideal Implants, they look and feel more natural than other implants which are just a few other reasons to choose them.

Choosing the right breast implants for you and your body can feel like a difficult decision, but it doesn’t have to be. Here at Dr. Gary J. Price’s office, we will help you choose the right size, shape, and type of breast implant for your body. Are you ready to schedule your consultation? Contact our Guilford office at (203) 453-6635.

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