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Learn about Allergan Textured Breast Implants
The FDA has recently asked Allergan to recall textured breast implants since they feel that there may be a link between these types of implants and a very rare form of cancer called BIA-ALCL, a type of lymphoma that may develop in the scar tissue around the implant. Over 12 million women around the world have Allergan textured implants, and we here at AesthetiCare have used these implants almost exclusively during the past 25 years and thus have a tremendous amount of experience with this product. While warnings of this nature should be taken very seriously, it is essential to know that the risk of developing BIA-ALCL is very low. Please visit us for a free consultation to discuss your options with our experienced Allergan breast implant surgeons to learn more about this issue. We welcome all new and existing patients to come in for a complimentary consultation about your options and resources. Please note that Allergan is offering no charge smooth saline and silicone replacement implants for those patients wishing to exchange their textured Allergan breast implants for smooth implants.

Anatomical Breast Augmentation

Anatomical Breast Augmentation is a cosmetic surgery procedure to increase the size and shape of a woman’s breasts using special anatomically correct (teardrop) shaped implants.

If you have breasts that have atrophied after pregnancy or are minimally droopy, but you do not want a breast lift, an anatomically correct breast implant may be what you need. This teardrop shaped implant can provide more upper breast fullness while at the same time allowing more lower breast projection. This implant can be placed either under the breast muscle or on top of the breast muscle depending on how much natural breast tissue is available. An anatomical breast implant provides a more natural looking breast compared with round implants and is especially suited to taller women. A consultation and examination with an AesthetiCare surgeon in Orange County, San Diego, and Riverside can determine if you are a candidate for this special implant.

An anatomical breast implant is a silicone shell filled with saline (salt water) solution or silicone gel. The implant can be placed either under the breast tissue or beneath the breast muscle. Incisions are usually made around the areola (the dark skin around the nipple) so that proper implant placement can be better controlled. The implants are then inserted, centered, vertically aligned and the incisions closed. An ace bandage or support bra will be placed around the breasts to hold them in the correct position.

You will be sore for a few days after your surgery. The degree of discomfort depends on whether the implants are placed under the breast tissue or under the breast muscle. Any discomfort can be controlled by pain medication prescribed by your surgeon.

Swelling and bruising of the breasts is normal and will begin to subside in a week or so. The incisions are placed to keep the scars as inconspicuous as possible and will become barely noticeable after several months. You may have a decrease in sensitivity around your nipples or some numbness near the incision after surgery. These symptoms usually disappear with time.

AesthetiCare MedSpa

At AesthetiCare Med Spa, we recognize that skin health is a blend of science and artistry.

We invite you to take a look at what we offer as well as schedule a complimentary consultation for your aesthetic goals with AesthetiCare Med Spa.

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