FAQ’S Regarding Breast Implants

Breast Implant FAQs | Dr. John Park Irvine, Newport Beach, CA

FAQ’S Regarding Breast Implants

Breast implant surgery remains the most popular elective surgery in the plastic surgery field. Yes, it is common, and thousands upon thousands of women have breast implants surgery each year. However, it is important to remember that it is major surgery and along with that comes concerns and precautions.

Here are a few things you should consider if you are contemplating breast implant surgery:

What Kind Of Risks And Side Effects Are Possible With Breast Implants?

Of course, there are risks with all surgeries, and we should remember that breast augmentation surgery has shown positive results for decades. Possible side effects and risks should always be openly discussed during your consultation. All of your questions and concerns should be addressed before surgery.

Possible side effects and risks include:

  • Anesthesia risks
  • Infection
  • Implant leakage or rupture
  • Seroma (fluid accumulation)
  • Capsular contracture (formation of scar tissue around the implant)
  • Skin wrinkling over implants
  • Changes in nipple or breast sensation


What Type Of Breast Implants Are Available To Me?

Saline – Saline implants are filled with sterile salt water. They have a soft, natural feel and consistent firmness. Saline breast implants are available with a flexible fill volume; thus the size can be adjusted during surgery.

Silicone – Silicone implants are filled with a silicone gel. They have a natural feel that’s slightly firmer and a bit more natural than saline implants. Available only with a set fill volume, the size must be determined before surgery.

How Do I Determine The Breast Implant Size?

The size of your implants should be determined by your overall body size, available breast tissue, and surgeon’s advice. Dr. Park we will do a detailed consultation and examination to determine the right size implants for you. He will discuss pros and cons of the different implants and sizes with you.

How Is The Breast Implant Placed?

Most commonly, during surgery a small incision is made under each breast, then implants are inserted into a pocket either directly behind the breast tissue over the pectoral muscle or directly under the pectoral muscle itself. Placement depends on the type of implants used, the size of the implants and your surgeon’s preference for best results. After implants are positioned, incisions are closed with sutures. There are other areas also used for placement, such as under the arms. But again, the placement is largely dependent on the type of breast implant used, size and your body type.

Breast Augmentation Surgery with Dr. John Park, Newport Beach, CA

Dr. John Park has years of experience and expertise in all kinds of breast implant surgery, breast lift, and breast revision surgery. If you are interested in finding out more information give Dr. John Park’s office a call (949) 777-6883. Together we will determine the very best choices for you so that you have the ultimate beautiful results you are hoping for.

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