Form stable silicone implants are referred to as Gummy Bear implants. These shaped implants have a highly cohesive silicone gel fill with a textured implant shell. They impart a substantial amount of shaping to the lower pole breast and are useful for patients with mild breast sagging and tight lower pole tissues. Dr. Sattler places form stable implants in the sub muscular position to enhance breast shaping and to create a natural post operative appearance. Shaped implants are useful in patients with very tight breast tissues. Shaped implants can also be used in patients with marginally sagging breasts to place more volume in the lower pole of the breast, thus creating the illusion of a lifted nipple position. Breast implant sizing is critical for good cosmetic results using shaped implants. Form stable implants from Allergan and Sientra are available at Sound Plastic Surgery.
Breast Augmentation is a cosmetic surgical procedure that enhances the shape and size of the breast using breast implants. Smooth round silicone implants from Allergan and Sientra are used in our practice. This implant type tends to impart some rounding and fullness to the upper pole of the breast. Breast implant position is generally behind the pectoral muscle and an infra-mammary incision is used in most cases. Implant size selection is based on a patient's preference for post-operative breast shape and size. Breast implant surgery can be completed in about an hour in the operating room. Most patients are back to work in 3-4 days.
Dr. Scott Sattler performs breast augmentation surgery for Seattle area patients only in private, certified ambulatory surgery centers.
A breast lift and breast augmentation (mastopexy augmentation) can be performed together by Dr. Scott Sattler in a single surgical procedure to totally rejuvenate the breast. These photos depict patients that have has both a breast lift (mastopexy) and breast augmentation done at the same time. The breast scar pattern is determined by the amount of breast sagging and skin excess a particular patient has. I tend to use smaller breast implants for combination breast surgery. The breast implant imparts fullness and roundness to the upper pole of the breast. The breast lift repositions the nipple and areola and tailors the skin envelope into a more youthful form. Mastopexy augmentation procedures can be done in combination with abdominoplasty, liposuction, and other cosmetic procedures in our Seattle area clinic.
Over time, some patients need surgical attention to their breast implants. Breast implants can become firm, can move in position, can deflate or leak. Dr. Scott Sattler is an expert level cosmetic breast surgeon with substantial experience replacing breast implants for Seattle area patients. Leaking saline implants can be replaced with the latest generation of silicone implants. Breast lift surgery can often be done at the time of implant replacement. The use of Strattice material can aid in the repair of implant malposition, symmastia, bottoming out, capsular contracture and other implant related position issues. All cosmetic breast surgery is performed by Dr. Scott Sattler in our on-site, certified, private ambulatory surgery center.