Friday, December 21, 2012

Breast Implant Size Best Determined By Patient

Selecting the "right size" breast implant is a very personal decision when considering breast augmentation, and is one that many women agonize over. No one wants to feel that they've chosen a size that is too small or too big. So what is the best way to decide?

One thing we hear a lot is, "My friend looks great and she got 425cc implants. That's the size I want." Others, after reading materials on-line are influenced by what is perceived as the right size by others. Some have no idea where to start.

We find it helpful to let our patients explore a range of sizes by trying on "sizers", which are breast shaped firm silicone. Wearing an elastic bra that keeps the sizers in place, you are able to get a good idea of what different size implants would look like on your own body. You're free to view yourself from the front, as well as the side, and even put on a shirt to see if it creates the look you desire.

It takes approximately 350cc in order to increase your cup size two sizes. But, to keep things in perspective, remember that 50 cc is the equivalent of only 3.38 tablespoons, so agonizing whether to get 350cc vs. 370cc implants is a very small difference.
Our skilled staff are here to help you make decisions you'll feel happy about. Dr. Robert Young has been performing breast augmentations in San Antonio for over 25 years and uses both saline and silicone gel implants, and the skilled nurses on our staff have helped thousands of women in selecting implant sizes that they are happy with following surgery. We hope you'll see Dr. Young in a complimentary consultation visit to discuss your choices.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Dr. Young's Pre-Holiday Botox and Filler Party

Don't forget to RSVP for our special event Thursday, November 8th from 5-7 PM.  These event specials are the best we've ever offered. Look your best for the upcoming holiday season.  Limited openings are filling quickly. Call Dr. Robert Young's office now to make your reservation!

Register in-person for fabulous raffles

of Botox, Juvederm & Latiesse.

Raffle of ReGenica Growth Factor Skin Care Product!

Bring a Spouse or Friend and Save More!

Live Demonstrations start at 6PM.

Light Food & Beverages.

Savings on our best selling Skin Care Products.
Call Jennifer or Lacey at 210-496-2639 to RSVP!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Should My Plastic Surgeon Be Board Certified?

There's good reason to check whether your plastic surgeon is Board Certified. Too often, news emerges with stories of patients who elect to go to providers who may not have the qualifications to perform cosmetic procedures or surgeries. With the popularity of cosmetic plastic surgery, it can attract unqualified (and sometimes unscrupulous) people who are lured by what they see as quick profit.

In some cases, the service provider may not even be a legitimate doctor. There have been several stories this past year about people posing as doctors and performing non-surgical procedures as well as actual surgeries in hotel rooms or back offices. There have been cases of people being injected with non-medical ingredients such as cement or silicone directly into the breasts, buttocks and even the face. These are highly toxic and can be extremely caustic, causing burns, infection, serious wounds and even disfigurement. Botox® and facial fillers are being used by people who have no training in facial nerve structure or the underlying muscles of the face, and mis-use of these products can result in droopy eyes, temporary paralysis, and even nerve damage.

In other cases, it may be a doctor who does not have sufficient training in this specialized field. They may be a generalist, gynecologist or other physician who has no formal training or experience in plastic surgery. They may have simply taken a weekend course in breast augmentation or liposuction and may have little experience with surgery. Generally people undergoing any type of surgery want someone with specialized training and competence.

Some are turning to the trend in "awake" surgeries. Procedures performed while the patient is "awake" can be risky if they do not have the equipment necessary to monitor a patient, do not have emergency equipment necessary to resuscitate a patient should there be a complication or if a licensed anesthesiologist is not in attendance during the surgical procedure. Even though the patient may be "awake", it does not decrease the risk associated with the sedation medications that patients are given. It is still surgery!

Tourist or vacation plastic surgery is also seeing an increase as those who want cosmetic surgery but don't want to or cannot pay the going rate seek alternatives. We've seen women who have flown to a foreign country such as Mexico, Asia or South America to receive a $2,000 tummy tuck and now have complications such as severe infection or a poor outcome that could cost many more thousands to try to correct. It is rare to receive appropriate pre-operative and post-operative care at foreign facilities, with patients eager to get on with the vacation end of their trip, or in getting back home, putting themselves at even greater risk of complications. It is usually recommended that you do not fly for at least 2 weeks or more following any type of surgery, and cosmetic plastic surgery is no exception.

So what is the difference between an internist and a plastic surgeon?

Obtaining a medical license to diagnose and treat patients means a physician meets a minimum level of competency requirements to become a doctor, but it is not specific to any one specialty. Board Certification demonstrates a level of expertise in a specialty and is considered the "Gold Standard". Board Certification by the ABPS ensures that the surgeon has had at least six years of surgical training, years of surgical experience, has passed both oral and written exams and has had surgical cases reviewed by the Board in order to demonstrate proficiency within the field of plastic surgery. They certify that they only operate in accredited medical facilities such as hospitals and accredited outpatient surgery centers. They are licensed physicians who have made a choice to make plastic surgery their primary focus as a medical professional.

Robert N. Young, founder of Aesthetic Enhancement Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center, is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with over 30 years experience. He has been trained and has extensive experience both as a reconstructive plastic surgeon and a cosmetic plastic surgeon. As a leading breast augmentation specialist in San Antonio, Texas, Dr. Young is a member of the following professional organizations:

• ABPS Diplomate - Board Certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS)

• Member, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)

• Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

• Fellow, American College of Surgeons

• Member, Texas Medical Society (TMS)

• Member, San Antonio International Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (SAISPRS)

• Bexar County Medical Society (BCMS)

• Accreditation by the American Association for Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (AAAASF)

Dr. Robert N. Young encourages patients to take the time to check the credentials of anyone you're considering for cosmetic surgery procedures. The two major societies, the ASAPS and ASPS are good resources for more information about plastic surgery and Board Certified Plastic Surgeons around the country.

Herald Tribune - Plastic Surgeons Warn of Trade's Dark Side
Locate A Doc - Cosmetic Surgeon Imposter Jailed for Practicing Without a License
The Baltimore Sun - Health Officials Alarmed Over Silicone Injections For Fuller Buttocks
The Smoking Gun - Silicone Sister Busted For Butt, Hip Injections
USA Today - Lack Of Training Can Be Deadly In Cosmetic Surgery

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

New Bra Shows Promise In Helping To Detect Early Breast Cancers

News came out this week about a new form of breast cancer detection that is creating quite a bit of optimism and hope for the advancement of early detection. As October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we're excited to bring you news of a new bra that can be used to help detect breast cancer. It is reported that it has been able to detect breast cancers in very early stages which would not normally be detected by conventional methods now in use.

Currently in the trial stage, the bra's developer, Lifeline Biotechnologies, has already performed three trials which have demonstrated that the bra detects abnormalities with at least 90% accuracy in women of all ages. The bra, called First Warning Systems, is easy to use, and is said to look and feel like a sports bra. A woman wears the bra for a set period of time during which the sensors which are encased throughout the bra, detect and record small changes in temperature in breast tissue. After collection, the data is transmitted via the Internet, analyzed and the results are then sent to the woman's personal device.

According to the company's website, "As tissues transition from normal to hyperplasia, to atypical hyperplasia, to cancer in-situ to, to invasive cancer they develop their own distinct thermal finger print and can be compared with normal tissue temperature." They claim that they produce far fewer false positives, which with other detection methods can be as high as 50-60%.  The reliability of mammograms has come into question because of their high rate of false positives. This can be traumatic, and costly, to women. If trials work out well, early detection may be as simple as wearing a bra in the comfort and privacy of your own home.

We will continue to monitor the results of the continued testing, and will update this promising technology. In the meantime, Dr. Robert Young urges women to follow current recommendations for routine office visits, self breast exams, and mammography.

Monday, October 15, 2012

L'Oreal Receives Warning From FDA

Last month, the FDA sent a warning to cosmetic giant L'Oreal to stop advertising skin care products with language that makes the products sound like they are providing the same benefit as prescription products (drugs). A September 11, 2012 Reuters article detailed several L'Oreal products which have come under scrutiny including: Genifique Repair Youth Activating Night Cream and Absolute Eye Precious Cells Advancing Regenerating and Reconstructing Eye Cream.

Lancome's Genifique Repair
The FDA will go so far as to seize products and issue injunctions against manufacturers and distributors when claims are made that products act as drugs.

Lancome USA, a L'Oreal subsidiary, reportedly crossed the line with advertising on it's website. One actual on-line ad read, "You sleep. Genes don't. Wake up to smooth, fresh, visibly repaired skin. During the night, the speed of cell regeneration doubles. By screening over 4,000 genes, LancĂ´me's laboratories identified the genes responsible for making this activity happen and used their discoveries to create nighttime skincare that boosts the activity of genes². Night after night, skin is appears younger and more rested, as if you had slept at least two extra hours.¹"
(¹Based on consumer evaluations, ²Based on in-vitro tests on genes.)

This type of advertising violates FDA rules.

Other claims on products have included skin creams which could "boost the activity of genes" or "stimulate cell regeneration" to reduce signs of aging. According to the FDA, "any product that is intended to affect the structure or function of the human body is classified as a drug." The product must undergo testing and approval from the FDA before these types of claims can be made. The process is rigorous and involved.

Many of the products we sell at our Medical Day Spa are prescription products that have been cleared by the FDA for sale as medical grade products. Yet we notice products all the time in magazines, non-physician offices, stores, and on-line that imply that products offered are as effective as prescription skin care products. It is difficult for most consumers to know the difference. In many women's magazines, you can see prescription items reviewed right next to products that have ingredients with far less effectiveness. Many consumers do not know the differences between Retin A and retinoid complexes for example. The names sound similar, and implies the same type of benefit, but they are not equivalent in effectiveness. It is also important to note that prescription-strength products cannot legally be sold on-line without a prescription.

Dr. Robert Young recommends a consultation with a skin care professional who is trained to match products with the specific skin care issues you are facing. When a skin care professional works under the guidance and supervision of a physician you have access to products which have been approved both in effectiveness and safety by the FDA.

FDA - Buying Medicines and Medical Products Online
Mayo Clinic - Buying Prescription Drugs Online: The Do's and Don'ts
Medicine Net - Information on how to safely buy prescription drugs online

Friday, October 12, 2012

Men Are Becoming More Open To Male Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

We've noticed an increase in the number of men who are coming in for consultations with Dr. Young. Liposuction, Eyelid Surgery, Breast Reduction, Calf Implants, Tummy Tuck and even Face Lift are more in demand than ever before. While Dr. Young has always had men desiring rhinoplasty (nose job) and liposuction, the increase in these other procedures has noticeably grown over the past several years.

Why the increase? An article just published by Dr. Robert T. Grant in Medscape News, a publication for physicians, points out that, "Although men do not face the same hormonal changes with aging that women do, the male biological clock still ticks, and over time changes in a man's appearance can lead to a negative self-image, which can take a toll on mental and physical health. Today, men are turning to cosmetic surgery in an effort to help break the cycle of interaction between appearance and negative self-image." In other words, men are caring more about their appearance and have realized that cosmetic surgery procedures can make you feel better about yourself. Something women have known for years!

In an ideal world, we'd be able to slow the aging process down if we achieve a good balance diet, exercise, home life, family life, work life, recreation, management of stress, and our health. But for most of us, this is is a difficult if not impossible task to master throughout the course of life. So instead, we strive to create a balance in our aging with use of diet and exercise when we're in our twenties, skin care products in our thirties, use of wrinkle reducers and facial fillers in our forties, more invasive procedures such as skin tightening, fraxel and laser resurfacing in our fifties, and face lifts in our sixties. While women battle with sagging breasts and flabby tummies, men have to deal with receding hairlines, baggy eyes, excessive love handles and man boobs. Face it, aging is not always easy.

Dr. Robert Young encourages a sensible approach to planning a cosmetic surgery procedure, and understands that men can be a bit intimidated by worries over what others will think, finding a qualified surgeon, and whether it will work for them. Men haven't been as exposed to the experience of cosmetic surgery and don't always have the resources for getting information that women seem to do effortlessly. Most women simply have to ask a friend or co-worker and they're well on their way to getting the names of doctors, websites,  and all the "free advice" they can handle!  Dr. Young encourages men to do their research by checking quality websites for sound information.

Many men are also frightened of "plastic surgery" when they see public figures like Burt Reynolds, Kenny Rogers and Bruce Jenner undergo cosmetic surgery with results that drastically change the person's appearance. Most people feel these are too aggressive and prefer to have a more subtle, natural result. Good communication with your surgeon, realistic expectations, and listening to the advice you receive from your surgeon helps to ensure that you'll receive the results you're looking for.

Cosmetic surgery procedures for men can be a positive, enriching experience. Dr. Robert N. Young of San Antonio is pleased to consult with men about their unique cosmetic surgery wishes. As a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with 30 years experience, he has helped many men feel better about their changing physical appearance.


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - Procedure Information
American Society of Plastic Surgeons - Official Website


Dr. Robert N. Young, the founder of Aesthetic Enhancement Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center, has been in private practice for over 20 years. Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Young has developed an outstanding reputation for excellence in South Central Texas. Dr. Young is one of the most recognized plastic surgeons in San Antonio.

A native of San Antonio, Dr. Young earned his undergraduate degree from the esteemed United States Military Academy at West Point. He served as Platoon Leader, Nike Hercules Missile Site at Homestead AFB, Florida until 1971. Dr. Young completed his medical degree at Tulane Medical School in 1975. Following Internship at Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston, he completed his general surgery residency in 1980 and his fellowship in plastic surgery at William Beaumont Army Medical Center at Fort Bliss  in 1982. He then returned to Fort Sam Houston to serve as a plastic surgeon and consultant to the Burn Unit at Brooke Army Medical Center. There, Dr. Young went on to become the Chief of Plastic Surgery, where he performed all types of major reconstructive procedures, until he retired from the military in 1990. At that time, Dr. Young began his private practice in San Antonio, Texas.

Dr. Young's surgical procedures are performed in his own state-of-the-art Surgical Center, which has been accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF). The center provides cost effectiveness for the patient, while allowing total discretion and comfort.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Patient's Touching Surgical Story

It's rare when someone reveals themselves openly and honestly. Even more so when it's done publicly. Yet, this is exactly what one of Dr. Young's patients decided to do when she shared her story on an Internet site designed to give helpful information to those interested in breast implants.

"Anonymous" has been making news with her detailed account of why she decided to get breast implants at 49 years of age, and what her experiences were in selecting a surgeon, having the surgery, and her recovery experience. 

We're asked all the time, "What should I expect?", and it's a great question. Women wanting breast augmentation, whether they're 25 or 55 need answers that will help them make an informed decision that they will be happy with. It's something we strive to deliver to patients when they come to see Dr. Young for a consultation visit. Decisions go beyond selecting the right size, what recovery is like or when you can return to work, and some, in fact, wrestle with whether the procedure is "okay" to have at all.

I think "Anonymous" explains it well, and can serve as a good resource to anyone considering a breast augmentation or other cosmetic plastic surgery procedure. "Anonymous" gave an incredibly candid and frank account of her very personal and moving story of her decision to pursue Breast Augmentation following a battle with lymphoma. Her message is inspiring, and we thank her for sharing her heart-felt story with others.

Read the entire story of Dr. Young's patient at

Dr. Robert N. Young is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon whose specialty is Breast Augmentation surgery. Dr. Young has been performing breast surgeries for over 30 years, and was a pioneer in utilizing minimally invasive techniques for his breast implant patients. He offers saline implants, adjustable implants, and silicone gel implants, in a variety of shapes and sizes designed to give options for women of all ages, body types, and personal preferences. Dr. Young performs surgeries in his own AAAASF certified outpatient surgery center located in San Antonio, Texas. He can be reached at his practice, Aesthetic Enhancement Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center, which he founded in 1990.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Brazilian Butt Lift Gaining Popularity in San Antonio

After airing on the Extreme Makeover television show several years ago, the Brazilian Butt Lift has gained in popularity. We've seen a big increase in interest from women in San Antonio.

The Brazilian Butt Lift procedure involves suctioning fat from other areas of the body, especially the hips, and after processing the fat, the fat is injected into the buttock area. The procedure works by narrowing the waist with the liposuction and increasing the buttock fullness.

About 50% of the fat survives and will become a part of the body. The procedure can be repeated several times depending on the ultimate size of the buttock the patient desires. The patients usually must have a moderate amount of fat on them otherwise a buttock implant has to be used. The procedure takes about 1 to 2 hours depending on how much fat is removed and is done as an outpatient. Most patients can return to work in several days.

Other areas patients often select for liposuction are the abdomen, hips, thighs and back, and allow for nice body contouring of the mid to lower body. We are often able to obtain a beautiful hour glass shape where there was excess fat and little definition before. The results can be quite dramatic. The cases below are just a few of the women who have come to Dr. Young for the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure.

Case I

Case II



Case III


 Case IV




Dr. Young performs the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure in his own in-office surgery center which is fully accredited by the AAAASF. It is an outpatient procedure where you return home the same day following your recovery at the facility. Dr. Young's surgery center employees are licensed professionals with a specialty in cosmetic surgery procedures, and includes experienced Registered Nurses and Surgical Technicians. Our Board Certified Anesthesiologist has been with Dr. Young for over 20 years, and provides a safe environment for your care during surgical procedures.

Dr. Robert Young is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who specializes in the procedure. Call his office for a free consultation to see if the Brazilian Butt Lift is a good choice for you. Call 210-496-BODY (2639).

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

911 Remembered

We take pause today to honor all those who were involved with 911. A somber day to remember those who lost their lives in the terrible attack on America and the freedoms it stands for and upholds.

Our brave men and women stand all over the world, prepared to fight to protect these freedoms. Let's get them home safely, and soon.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Scarless Breast Augmentation

Dr. Robert Young continues to lead the way in performing breast augmentation with no scars on the breast. He can perform the surgery using a small incision in the armpit. Dr. Young can insert your choice of saline, adjustable saline, or silicone implants through this small armpit incision, leaving your breasts beautifully free of any scars.

If you select saline implants, they can be inserted empty then filled to your desired size. The silicone implants already come full so if you select this type of implant, Dr. Young uses the new Keller Funnel to squeeze the implants into the pocket that he creates. After the armpit scar heals, it looks like a natural fold.

The best thing is that your breasts look natural and there are no scars on your breast.

Make an appointment with Dr. Young to learn more about the scarless breast augment. There is No Fee for your consultation with Dr. Young to find out what breast augmentation options are best for you.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Ultra High Breast Implants Now Available from Dr. Young!

Mentor Ultra High Profile
Silicone Breast Implants

We are pleased to announce the availability of the new Ultra High Profile Mentor Silicone breast implant. 

These new implants provide more projection and less width so you don't have to get as large an implant in order to achieve good projection. And, the implants are more full of silicone so they wrinkle less.

These implants are ideal for the smaller framed individuals who don't want the implant fullness laterally. Make a free consultation with Dr. Young and come by to see these new implants.

Friday, July 20, 2012

New 5th Generation Breast Implants Available in San Antonio

Now there is a new silicone breast implant from Sientra. This implant was recently approved by the FDA. The silicone inside of the implant is more cohesive than the current silicone gel implants on the market. This further decreases the risk of leakage of the silicone if it breaks. The implant also maintains its form better (either round or teardrop shaped) since the silicone is more solid. Another benefit is that the implant wrinkles less so for those patients who have wrinkling this new implant may be a solution.

We are pleased to offer these new implants in all sizes so that now you the patient have more options available to you when selecting your breast implants. All of these implants can be inserted through an armpit incision therefore avoiding any scarring on your breast.

Sientra Textured - Shaped Breast Implants
Call for a complimentary consult with Dr. Robert N. Young to see these implants and try on different sizes to determing the right look for you.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Men Becoming More Open to Cosmetic Surgery

A couple of months ago, we reported that practices nationwide have noticed that men are coming in for Botox treatments in much higher numbers than ever before. It seems to be catching on that these simple procedures can shave years off your face, giving them a competitive edge over peers their own age, and helping men feel better about themselves. 

Dr. Robert Young's practice has also noticed an increase in the numbers of men who are coming in for consultations for Tummy Tuck, Liposuction and even facial surgeries such as face lift and eyelid lift!  Yes, even Tummy Tucks are being performed in increasing numbers, and the men are loving the procedures! It is probably a trend which will continue to grow.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Followup on PIP Breast Implants

On 12-16-11, we ran a story about the breast implants used in France.  The latest news is that the head of the company and at least one of his executives have been arrested.  The company, Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) has since ceased operations, but this has not stopped authorities from seeking manslaughter charges against those reponsible for using substandard silicone in breast implants which were distributed mainly in Europe and South America.

As we previously reported, the USA manufacturers Dr. Young obtains his silicone breast implants from are medically sterilized and safe, and are made from a medical grade silicone. The majority of breast implants we use are Mentor's MemoryGel silicone cohesive gel-filled implants which are made here in the United States under strict FDA guidelines and inspections. The FDA has a consistent and welcome presence in Mentor's manufacturing facility. This, and Mentor's ongoing commitment to quality and safety, helps to ensure the safety of their breast implants for breast augmentation.
Silicone breast implants continue to be the desired choice by most women around the country and are popular at Dr. Young's fully accredited Surgery Center due to the more natural feel they offer. With the latest advances to cohesive gel implants, the risks from rupture have been minimized because the gelatin-like substance retains its shape and does not seep like a liquid. If you have questions or concerns about silicone implants, consult with your surgeon.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Men Now On-Board With Botox®

As reported on Good Morning America this morning (Monday, 01-09-2012), men have joined the ranks of those requesting and receiving Botox® for facial rejuvenation!  Many men, probably a good deal of whom were urged by women in their life, are seeking Botox® to ease the fine lines and wrinkles that appear as we age.

Botox® has long been used by women for treatment of forehead frown lines and wrinkles around the eyes (usually called crows feet).  It's popularity has made it one of the most frequently asked for non-surgical treatments in most plastic surgeon offices.  Properly administered, the effects can significantly reduce wrinkles and take years off the face. We're happy to see that men are removing the stigma of using plastic surgeon services to give them an edge in the workplace, and feel good about themselves in general.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Are Adjustable Breast Implants A Good Option?

We receive a substantial number of calls about "adjustable breast implants".  Dr. Robert N. Young does do the adjustable breast implants and has always had them, but they may not be the best choice for everyone.  Many people think that this is a new type of implant that is somehow superior to traditional saline or silicone breast implants, but let's look at what they are, as well as the pros and cons of selecting them.

Adjustable breast implants originated in the mid 1980's by Becker, in conjunction with the breast implant manufacturer Mentor.  They were developed as a tissue expander used in breast reconstruction surgeries following mastectomy.  By the late 1980's, surgeons began using the Becker tissue expander in breast augmentation. It was thought of as a solution to achieve the ideal size. While the Becker expanders are still available, many no longer find it suitable due to cost and FDA restrictions.  A new implant called the Spectrum implant, also available by Mentor, is a permanent saline expander that uses the same Becker fill system.

According to Mentor, their "innovative line of SPECTRUM® Breast Implants makes the decision-making process easier because the size can be adjusted after surgery."  These implants allow the surgeon to adjust the size of your implant for up to six months after your procedure.

The ability to go back and change the size to be larger or smaller at a later time is seen as a plus for some. After inserting the implants, the surgeon leaves the filling tube between the stitches of the closed incision and within 3-6 months following the initial surgery (after the swelling has subsided), the surgeon is able to go back and change the size of the implants by taking saline out or putting more in. After the 6 months, the port is removed by the surgeon, and you can no longer change the size of the implants.

The actual Breast Augmentation surgery with adjustable implants is the same as when you use standard saline or silicone implants. The adjustable implants are more expensive, and with Dr. Young you must still undergo general anesthesia, so it can be a more expensive option. You are also limited in the amount of saline that you are able to put in or take out depending on the size of the implant that was chosen from the beginning. This is true whether you use the adjustable implants or standard saline breast implants. In using standard saline implants, we still have the option of adjusting the size up or down during the surgery, and adjustments can be made any time in the future through the fill port with standard implants. Unlike standard implants, with the "adjustable" implants, once the special filling tube is removed, you can never use it again to remove or add saline.

Be careful of media hype about adjustable implants, TUBA breast augmentation (transumbilical), and other promotions that are not always the best solution. Even though adjustable breast implants may be suitable for one woman, it is not the best answer for all. Read more about Breast Augmentation surgery.