The media recently picked up that the FDA reported rare cases of breast implant-related lymphoma. While the occurrence is rare, take note that these cases are mostly related to textured implants. Textured implants have ridges and bumps, unlike smooth implants which are silky to the touch.
“A BIA-ALCL diagnosis is quite rare: out of 100 million women, it’s estimated that only 3 cases would be diagnosed in a year.”
Because of these findings, many patients are turning to alternative options to a traditional textured implant.
Here are some of the breast enhancement options that Dr. Cohen prefers to offer his patients.
Saline implants are a great option because they are customizable. What does that mean? Well, saline is a fancy word for sterile salt water. Each implant is filled at the time of surgery to your desired size.
If you still crave the look of fullness only an implant can give you, saline is the best option.
The natural breast augmentation involves taking fat from an unwanted area in the body and placing it into the breast for volume.
This is a good option for a patient who doesn’t want the risk of implants or desires an undetectable natural result.
Radiofrequency tightening involves a helium laser (we use Renuvion) that creates a plasma to contact the tissue surrounding the breast. This gives the breast a natural lift that will keep improving over time.
This procedure is usually combined with a fat transfer to the breast or implants. It is also performed alone under local anesthesia.
A breast lift takes away breast laxity and lifts up the breast by surgery.
This procedure combined with fat grating and with or without implants creates a beautiful result. There are many options on where the incision is made. Common options are around the nipple and underneath the breast (lollipop).
These options are statistically low risk procedures that still leave you with beautiful, enhanced breasts. To find out the best option for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Cohen at our office.