Breast Augmentation enhances the size and shape of a woman’s breasts with the placement of silicone or saline implants. According to Dr. Marvin Spann, events that can change the look of the breasts include pregnancy, nursing, weight loss or aging. In addition, some women are born with limited breast tissue or have anatomical features they wish to improve (i.e. uneven breasts). Breast Augmentation offers immediate results, and can have lasting, positive effects on a woman’s self-esteem. Las Vegas plastic surgeon Dr. Marvin Spann can help you get the breasts you’ve always wanted, or regain the figure you once had through a safe, popular procedure that is customized just for you. During your personal consultation, Dr. Marvin Spann will listen to your concerns and explain the details of Breast Augmentation surgery. Contact Dr. Marvin Spann today to schedule your consultation!
Breast Augmentation Reviews
Saline VS. Silicone
Saline Breast Implants
Saline breast implants are filled with a sterile saltwater solution and offer no risk to the patient in terms of extracapsular spread or silicone leakage. Saline implants are appealing to many of our patients because they generally cost less than silicone implants. However, in some patients, Dr. Marvin Spann suggests that silicone may be a better option due to the rippling that may occur along the edges of the saline implant that can be visible in some women. Patients considering saline implants must be at least 18 years of age. Scheduling a consultation with Dr. Marvin Spann will ensure that you make the best decision as to whether saline implants are the best choice for your Breast Augmentation surgery.
Silicone Breast Implants
Dr. Marvin Spann also offers silicone breast implants. as another option for women choosing to undergo Breast Augmentation. This type of implant is filled with a gel substance that looks and feels similar to natural breast tissue. They are ideal for women who are thin-chested. Silicone implants are specially engineered so that if the shell should become compromised (a surface crack), the silicone will remain intact within the implant (known as cohesive gel implants). Silicone implant defects are rare and can only be found through an MRI, unlike saline implants which will deflate. Patients must be at least 22 years of age to receive silicone implants. During your consultation, Dr. Marvin Spann will determine if silicone breast implants are the correct choice for you. Simply contact our office to schedule your consultation.
- Saline: MENTOR® or Allergan (branded as Natrelle®)
- Silicone: Allergan (branded as Natrelle® Gel), Mentor (branded as MemoryGel®) and Sientra, known simply as Silicone Gel Breast Implants
An implant profile depicts the distance the breast will project forward from the chest wall. Implants are made in low, moderate, high and extra high profiles. During your personal consultation with Dr. Marvin Spann, he will explain the different profiles and help determine which is the best for your body type.
The implants Dr. Marvin Spann uses come in several shapes. Round implants tend to offer more fullness on the top of the breast, while teardrop implants are touted to mimic the shape and look of natural breasts. During your consultation, Dr. Marvin Spann will help you to determine which implant is right for you; textured versus round, round versus shaped...determining the correct implant for each individual patient is what makes Dr. Spann one of best surgeons in the Vegas Valley. Be sure to contact us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Marvin Spann! We will see you soon!
Breast implants are made with a smooth or textured surface. Round implants can be chosen with either surface, while teardrop implants are made with a textured surface only.
- Submammary (Subglandular): Under the mammary gland, over the muscle;
- Subfascial (Retrofacial): Under the fascia of the muscle;
- Dual Plane: Along two planes/layers;
- Submuscular (Retromuscular): Mostly under the muscle;
- Complete Submuscular (Full retromuscular): Completely under the muscle.
- Inframammary: The incision is made in the breast crease where the breast meets the torso;
- Periareolar: The incision is made just under and along the areola;
- Transaxillary: The incision is made in the armpit;
- Transumbilical: The incision is made in the belly button.
Dr. Marvin Spann preforms Breast Augmentation under general anesthesia in an accredited surgical facility and it typically takes between 1-2 hours to complete. It is considered an outpatient procedure. After surgery, patients will need to rest for a couple of days, but will be encouraged to move around in order to promote circulation. As the skin adjusts to the new breast size, it is normal to feel tightness in the chest area. Patients may resume their normal exercise routines within 4-6 weeks. It typically takes around 6 months for the breasts to fall into their final position. The result is a softer, natural looking breast appearance.
The cost for Breast Augmentation surgery will vary depending on whether saline implants or silicone implants are used. The average cost for breast augmentation using saline implants is about $5,100-$6,000. Silicone implants generally run about $1,000 more.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $5,100 - $6,000
- Recovery Time
- 2-4 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1.5 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
- Procedure Recovery Location
Breast Augmentation FAQs
Saline or Silicone?
Both saline and silicone implants are popular choices among surgeons and patients. In general, patients with a decent amount of breast tissue are good candidates for saline implants, while those with limited tissue and thin chest walls will benefit from silicone.
Is Silicone Safe?
Patients sometimes have concerns about the safety of silicone breast implants because of the attention they received in the media years ago. However, the FDA did approve their safety. In addition, no evidence has ever been found to link silicone breast implants to cancer, auto-immune deficiency disease, or any other illness. Ultimately, roughly 60-70 % of today’s breast augmentation patients choose silicone over saline. For reconstruction cases, they choose them 3 times more often.
Breast Aug or Lift?
Breast Augmentation will help with size, but it will not correct sagging. If you are happy with the shape and laxity of your breasts, then implants alone may meet your cosmetic goals. If sagging is what is most bothersome to you, then you may be considered for a Breast Lift. During your consultation, Dr. Marvin Spann will determine if you are better suited for Breast Augmentation, a Breast Lift, or a combination of the two. More information on a Breast Lift procedure can be found on our Breast Lift page.
Risk of Rupture?
Modern engineering creates strong and durable implants. With proper care and regular check-ups, the risks for rupture are rare. If a saline implant does rupture, the solution will be absorbed by the body and the implant will deflate, becoming visibly noticeable. If a silicone implant ruptures, the cohesive gel will stay intact and will not leak into the body. An MRI will be necessary to detect a silicone defect.
How Long do They Last?
Most implants will last about 10 to 15 years. Some can last even longer. If there is no rupture, leakage, deflation, or any other visible defects (such as rippling), then there is no need to change the implant or have any type of secondary surgery.